How to Present Effectively via Video Call or Conference

The techniques effective presenters should use face-to-face also apply to presentations via video call. However, when using Skype, Webinar or similar software, there are some challenges that you need to be aware of.

Let’s be honest. Presenting updates, proposals and ideas when you are ‘removed’ as a presenter is tough. And receiving such presentations when you are ‘remote’ can be even tougher! That’s because these types of ‘enabling’ technologies actually disable many of the natural communication cues and sensory tools that we rely on to communicate effectively.

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How To Present Internal Research Results

HR professionals are particularly likely, at some point, to undertake internal research projects, and to present the results to powerful people within their organisation, as well as to staff. Such research projects are critical because they have the potential to impact the wellbeing of employees or reform practice within a business, such as with the recent legislation regarding mandatory internal research into a company’s gender pay-gap. You may also simply have a business issue to solve.

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5 Ways Technology Is Changing Work Presentations

What a great time it is to be a presenter. There is so much innovative technology out there to help you bring your presentations to life, not to mention a multitude of other tools to help you prepare.

Using the right technology won’t make you a good presenter, but it can certainly help bring out the best of your presenting skills. Read on to learn more about the technology that can enhance your presentations.

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limits of persuasion

The Limits of Persuasion

There’s plenty to argue about in the world at the moment. In fact, the abundance of divisive topics, dubious rhetoric, and dumbfounding misinformation that’s made it’s way to headlines tend to inspire apathy rather than action.

Often a thought that crosses the mind of any person arguing is “why don’t they get it?”. After presenting evidence and passionately delivering reasons as to why their thinking is correct, many are left bewildered when they’re met by an unwavering brick wall of disagreement and an opposing point of view.

How do you persuade someone to your way of thinking? What influences someone’s decisions? Surely no one can dispute unrelenting evidence and deny something that the majority interpret as fact? Or can they? Is evidence really enough or is emotion or devotion a factor?  

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Moving while presenting

Why You Need To Move When Presenting

A friend of mine who delivers training regularly at work (let’s call him Mick!) recently told me that he was taken aback during a session when someone in his group asked him to stop moving around so much as they couldn’t concentrate properly.

My friend was confused, as he thought that movement helped with audience engagement. But, in this case, his movement was hindering it. I advised him that he needed to consider MOVEMENT WITH PURPOSE.

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