A series of flyers designed for Cogito Toastmasters as part of a promotional campaign to attract new members to the club.
For some speakers Q&A sessions are like Russian Roulette, you never know when that deadly question is going to destroy your credibility so it’s important to have a strategy to use in the Q&A session. By following these 9 tips you will excel in any Q & A session: 1. Listen. Listen carefully to the question […]
Sometimes after years of working with technology or business terms, certain ideas and concepts seem so obvious that we forget that not everyone understands them. We need to be careful when we use jargon and technical terminology. A non-technical audience is anyone who doesn’t have the same deep-level knowledge about your area of expertise as […]
The most effective way to connect with your audience, to teach them and to help them remember your message is through storytelling. Stories are effective because they: Help Us Learn –Think about how we learn history, how much of it is stories? We are hard-wired to look for lessons in stories. Are Memorable –it’s […]
When I talk about slide design, the number one lesson that I tell people is to throw out the text-heavy slides and to use images instead. And more and more presenters are embracing this change to produce amazing slide decks. But what happens if the images are so good that no-one listens to the speaker? […]
You’ve been invited to speak at a conference. How can you make sure that your audience gets the most out of our presentation? Make it Relevant. Think about what your prospective audience want to hear, make it interesting for them, if they are not familiar with your subject then explain it in a language that […]
But what if despite all the practice, fear or stress gets the better of you and you have a moment of blankness, what then? There are four steps to follow: Don’t Panic Retrace your steps Notecards Move on to the next section Let’s look at each of these steps in more detail: Don’t Panic – […]