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Tips to present better

If you want to improve your ability to create powerful business presentations you have to master three aspects: preparation, design and delivery. In these articles I'll show you how.

What is the best approach when presenting to a technical audience?

Those who work in technical industries, such as finance, engineering and tech tend to value concrete information more than anything else. And they often need factual evidence – numbers and data – to believe what you're saying.

On the...

Is it better to use serif or sans-serif fonts in your slides? Which one is best for your presentations?

It’s a small detail, I know, but it can make a difference because it can make slides – and therefore a presentation as a whole – more effective not just from...

We often hear about the power of the pause when it comes to public speaking. But have you ever thought about how powerful a pause can be even before starting to talk?

Most people start speaking immediately when they give talks, as soon as they get on stage.

However, in...

Some time ago I downloaded a mini public speaking guide by Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why

Among the various tips, I found that one in particular was very useful and interesting. It's the idea of starting with the end in mind. If you begin to prepare a presentation...

Here’s a tip for those who work in tech companies and have to sell technical products or services or communicate the company vision to people who don’t have the same technical knowledge.

The mistake I often see is that these companies only talk about themselves, their product, their service or...

Analogy is one of the most powerful tools in communication. 

An analogy is a comparison of two different things which shows how the two things are similar. Analogies are powerful because they encourage your listeners to consider your idea from a different perspective.

Let's take an example. In 2004 Reid...