You have to give a speech but you don’t know how to organize the presentation yet? Here are four tips that should help to arrange and structure your speech. Learn how to convince your audience with an attractive PowerPoint presentation.

1. Know your audience
Before giving the speech you should inform yourself about your audience. You will always leave a good impression already knowing who is sitting in front of you and which background knowledge you can expect. This is one of the most important aspects regarding the preparation of your speech. You can directly display your central statements and discuss them with your listeners. It doesn’t make sense to give an introduction into a topic if your listeners already are experts in it. [click to continue…]

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This is a guest post from David Lazar, a tech blogger writing on behalf of

These days more and more offices are turning into virtual offices. Having employees that are on another continent no longer poses a problem thanks to the great advances in communication technology made in recent history. In order for a virtual office to function properly, finding a way to constantly communicate and collaborate is essential. While there are some great screencasting tools that you can use to send your employees a visualization of your ideas or perhaps a recorded tutorial, there are many such things that should be done live and as personally as possible.
Thankfully, there are some great tools available that you can use in order to hold real-time and live collaborative conferences, tutorials or brainstorming sessions no matter what parts of the world your employees are working from. Here are five not only excellent, but completely free tools that will allow you to hold professional, productive and effective online presentations, demonstrations and conferences live and in real time.

If you are looking for a screen sharing application for holding tutorials or showing your co-workers something you are working on, TeamViewer is one of the best free tools available. It allows you [click to continue…]

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10 Tips for becoming a good motivational speaker (Guest Post from Speakers Corner)

June 27, 2012

Being a motivational speaker can be very rewarding. As well as providing lucrative business opportunities, a speaker position can also lead to significant contacts and the chance to explore and enthuse others about an area that you are passionate about. Those that want to get into motivational speaking should think about some key personal strengths, [...]

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Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Communication Skills (Guest Post by Speak First)

June 19, 2012

The ability to communicate effectively is vital for the modern workplace. Whether you are a manager who needs to communicate with staff, or someone wanting to improve their professional and interpersonal skills, getting the right message across to people is essential to being able to make relationships and develop a career. Developing the right kind [...]

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5 Tips for an effective presentation (Guest Post by Frank Hodrea of Charteo)

June 2, 2012

In many business units presentations belong to the weekly routines. Despite that most employees dread presenting as well as listening to boring presentations. However presentations don’t have to be stressful or dull. The following tips will help you to create a successful presentation. 5 tips for a perfect presentation Keep it simple: Use simple sentences, [...]

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6 Ways to Engage Your Audience When Speaking (Guest Post by Bethanny Parker)

May 23, 2012

When you give a speech, you want the audience to respond. You want them to be motivated to take some action to improve their lives in some way, and you probably want them to walk to the back of the room and buy your book or course or sign up for your next seminar. In [...]

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Why Flip Charts Will Always Outlive Powerpoint (Guest Post by Joanne Westley)

April 16, 2012

The day of my big presentation, everything went wrong. I arrived early to set up my Powerpoint slides, but it all went downhill immediately. My laptop wouldn’t interface with the projector. I’d put my Powerpoint file on a thumb drive, so I borrowed someone’s computer—but when I opened the file, my slides all looked a [...]

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When you’re not at least a little bit nervous before a presentation… be worried

March 30, 2012

In connection to my previous post about being nervous during a presentation, I want to follow-up and even state that: If you’re not at least a little bit nervous before a presentation, you should be worried. I do about 10 to 40 presentations a year. And during some of the “peak presentation times”, when I [...]

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Getting nervous while doing a presentation? Just keep going

March 29, 2012

One of the things that I notice a lot is that people tell me after the presentations: “I was soo nervous, it was embarassing! Everyone saw how I was making mistakes and how I was shaking!” – usually my response is: “Not really, it was hardly noticeable. I only saw it a little bit after [...]

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Diagrammer launched by Duarte, Inc. – Beautiful Diagrams for everyone to use

March 15, 2012

Dear Readers, I’ve been now creating presentations for other people for about 5 years and in the last years I’ve more and more used the ideas and approaches from Nancy Duarte and Duarte, Inc. They’ve just published a new tool called Diagrammer. If you can’t be bothered with creating new diagrams or don’t have the [...]

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Speech Goals (Guest article by Leon from “Effective Public Speaking Tips”)

January 22, 2012

I regularly let guest bloggers write an article here. This time it’s Leon from If you want to have your article on this blog, just write to My grandma was fond of the radio (called the “wire-less” where I was from), and sitting in her chair by the window in her small beach [...]

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5 Effective Presentation Mediums for 2012 (Guest Post by Angela Taylor)

January 13, 2012

Tools for creating engaging two-way presentations It’s 2012! The days of presenting on boring graph paper or via a leaf-through booklet are over! Today, you need to engage your audience by creating a two-way method of communication that will keep them invested in what you have to say. Check out my picks for the top [...]

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Keeping Presentation slides free from clutter

August 21, 2011

This is a guest post By M.S.Ramgopal from The attention span of your business audience is limited. The success of your presentation depends on how well you channelize this limited attention to the core message of your presentation. There are however, certain elements on your slide that steal your audience attention and reduce the effectiveness [...]

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Story First, Slides later

May 31, 2011

One of the first traps that I have difficulties getting out of (it still happens sometimes), is the slides-first approach. Though it might seem really effective to start with the introduction slide (“Hey look, slide nr. 1 is done!”) it might cause the presentation to become much less effective – and in many cases it [...]

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The Death of Boring PowerPoint Presentations (Guest Post)

April 6, 2011

This is guest contribution from fellow presenter Tiffany in the United States. I like to get different opinions on presentations and thus also welcome guest bloggers / presenters to tell their story. If you want to write an article, let me know at Enjoy reading! We’ve all sat in those long meetings or had [...]

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