We’ve witnessed huge changes in how we do business and consume content. More time spent online and plugged-in means business audiences have a lower tolerance than ever for average content. The barrier to entry to their hearts and minds is getting higher.
What is worse than reading reams of spreadsheets? Listening to someone else read them to you. If your audience’s eyes gloss over the minute those statistical figures appear on screen, you need to read this piece. After helping hundreds of keynote speakers harness the power of data, I’ve put together my top tips on how to make data sexier- and dare I say- awe-inspiring.
When was the last time you felt ‘Netflix fatigued’? Never, that’s when. Find out why ‘Zoom fatigue’ is really ‘boring presenter fatigue’ and how you can get your audience ENGAGED by balancing the right combination of presentation elements.
If 2020 were a presentation, few would stick around for the Q&A though it certainly kept us on the edge of our seats. Here we unpack key takeaways and how 2020 changed what it means to give blinding online presentations.
We’re seeing a lot of companies run their events online but not getting the results they wanted, even with all the bells and whistle available today. This is because they are not applying the 80/20 principle.
You’re going to want to drop your metaphorical mic once you know how to use Prezi Video to supercharge your online presentations, meetings and pitches.
5 ways you can harness these advanced Zoom features so you can keep your audience with you – engaged, activated and enlightened.
Audiences’ average excitement levels for meetings, webinars and virtual events are at an all-time low. They’re exhausted. And that thin string of patience that’s withstanding cringe-worthy connection and audio problems is about to snap.
It’s a terrible myth that when giving a talk or being part of a meeting, the main activity needs to be listening. How boring. We say nay. The recent digitisation of the meeting and event has meant that your audience can and should do much more than just listen.
Mulholland’s company, Missing Link – the largest speaking presentation firm in Africa – has debuted the “Story-to-Stage” program, a three-month immersive that helps professional speakers generate authority, audience and income. The program’s first class includes well-known entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Australia to Ireland.
Keeping your audience’s attention is hard enough, now that they are online you’ll need to adopt some new techniques to keep them invested.
A lot in the world has changed, and a lot has stayed the same. We still need to make those sales numbers, and we still need to rally the troops, those slides ain’t gonna present themselves! The problem is that from what I’ve seen, most people’s presentation skills on zoom are up there with 1990 PowerPointers. We can and must do better.
I wrote a post challenging leaders to not just cancel their conferences, but rather to take them online. Of course I 100% understand that this is much easier said than done. For many of us this is a new frontier. As such, I’ve prepared a list of resources for your journey.