We’ve all had to sit through mind-numbing meetings or presentations. It’s not fun! When it’s your time to present, please don’t let your listeners suffer the same! If you feel you’re loosing your audience during the presentation, here’s three ways you can get their attention back immediately and save your reputation in the process ;)
What's the one thing that you consistently don't do (or don't do enough of), that could save 30% of your preparation time and make your presentation much more engaging? Take a wild guess :)
And the next thing to include in your upcoming presentation is? A story. Yes, a story! I know this is not the first time you hear about storytelling. The question is, how well do you leverage the power of storytelling in your business? Here’s my latest article from the Czech & Slovak Leaders Magazine. Image by Katemangostar - Freepik.com.
Remember the quote by Maya Angelou? "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." So, what are you waiting for? Make your audience FEEL! Learn how to in my third and last video of this mini-video series on making your presentations more memorable :)
Here’s my second video of this three short video series on making your presentations more memorable. This time we’ll explore another technique to make your message “stick” with your audience: making it TANGIBLE. See it, try it and tell me how it worked for you!
In this information-overload age it’s increasingly difficult for people to stay focused on what you’re saying let alone remember it! If we don’t put extra effort into helping people remember our ideas, the likelihood is they won’t. And that’s a problem. Because we cannot expect people to act or to change their behaviour, if they cannot even remember what we said! If you want your ideas to persist, you need to make them memorable!
Remember the last time that you were giving a presentation and had this nagging feeling that it wasn’t going all too well? Blank, unemotional stares from your listeners only confirmed your worst fears. Your point was lost and you weren´t impacting anyone… Read my full article from the Czech & Slovak Leaders Magazine.
When you're presenting a big idea to an audience and need to get their buy in, there’s one thing you must have - a powerful personal presence. Without it your ability to influence and engage people is very limited. And that's one of the prime reasons why so many great ideas end up in the trash bin. Read my full article from the Czech & Slovak Leaders Magazine. Image by Katemangostar - Freepik.com.
Being interviewed on TV or on the radio for the first time can be thrilling and nerve-racking at the same time. Is there anything you can do to prepare and make the most out of your media appearance? “Yes there is”, says Martin Luhan, the Czech TV and radio personality, whom I had a conversation with recently. Here’s a few very useful tips I extracted for you from the original interview conducted in Czech.Read More
První pozvání do studia rádia nebo televize v nás muze vybudit velké vzrusení a zároven i velkou nervozitu. Jak se pripravit, abyste co nejlépe vyuzili této prílezitosti, zaujmuli publikum a zároven si vás okamzik slávy dostatecne vychutnali? Práve na to jsem se zeptala Martina Luhana, ceské televizní a rozhlasové osobnosti a chci se s Vámi o tyto tipy podelit. Více o Martinovi najdete v textu na YouTube.
Have you ever walked into a business meeting or presentation and felt sick with public-speaking nerves? If you know this feeling or if you’re someone who is used to presenting but still struggles to keep the nerves in check, this one is for you! A tip that I swear by, that will reduce your speaking anxiety on the spot.
Wanna learn from the best? Here's your opportunity! Top 10 tips for pitching your idea from X.GLU, a team of students from the Czech Technical University in Prague that became the world winner of Microsoft Imagine Cup held in July 2017 in Seattle, USA. At the end of the interview you'll find a summary slide that you can use as your 'pitching-checklist'. Wishing you success!
Have you ever wondered what makes an investor tick? What are the things they look for when they consider making an investment? What makes them say ‘Yes’ to your business idea? This video gives you an unique opportunity to peek into the mind of not one but four investors so that next time you pitch your business you know how to get the investor's full attention ;)
Have you ever secretly wondered about what to do to make your audience love you? If so, you want to watch this video! We’ll be looking at the key traits of successful speakers and to give you some concrete examples, I chose to analyse one of my personal favourites… You’ll be surprised just how much you can learn from a…… chef!!!
If you are used to making business presentations, this question will be very much on your mind, or at least it should be: “What can I do to grab and keep my audience’s attention???” A lot of things, actually! And I am going to share a few of them with you so that the next time you get the chance to present, you rock! :) Use this checklist when you’re preparing for your presentation and then again right before you present.
We spend so much time in business meetings and often get frustrated they don’t produce the results we would want and expect. It’s easy to point fingers and blame the other parties for inefficiencies but the truth is that we are just as guilty as everyone else. Next time you walk into a business meeting, have our recommendations in mind. You’ll be surprised how small changes in the way you act and communicate can produce big results.
I cannot help it! I have to share with you a little episode that happened to me just a week ago, and that served me as a great reminder of what NOT TO DO in communication (that is, if you want to prevent conflicts, frustrations and keep your relationships healthy)! :) I don’t know about you, but I certainly do!
Making things happen in a complex organisation, especially when it involves many other people can be a challenge. Getting someone’s attention is hard enough let alone making them do things for you! No doubt you’re highly skilled with a wealth of experience and great ideas. That's an essential component of your success. The other critical part is your ability to positively influence others. There’s a few things that you can start doing today that will make you instantly more influential and help you make things happen in the world!
Today we'll discuss the deadly sin #2: Reacting badly to challenging questions or comments by the investors. Imagine this: you're passionate about your project, you've been working on it for a while and made a massive sacrifice to make it work. There's no doubt in your mind it can make a huge difference in the industry. You just gave your pitch and feel a sense of pride and satisfaction. And now it comes: one of the investors starts making harsh comments, openly questioning the value of your business idea and asking you tough questions. How do you respond?
In this first video I'll talk to you about one of the common mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching their business to investors: Inability to articulate what problems their business solve. You'll get a concrete tip to make sure you never commit this unforgivable sin again :)