Presentation Skills Training in Berlin and OnlineEvery Presentation Is A Self Presentation
Nice is not enough!
You can have the greatest idea in the world but if you can’t convince enough other people, it’s only a nice idea.
Presentation Skills Training: Impactful Public Speaking
Ladies and gentlemen,
please, may I have your attention?
Are you a leader, independent contractor or a public figure and do you often have to speak in front of people giving speeches and lectures in front of the camera? Take a moment to honestly ask yourself: are you absolutely satisfied with your performance? Are you completely sovereign and convincing? Do you use the whole range of vocal pitch, does your entire body language right down to your little finger support your message and performance? Do you always prepare and build your presentation with the most appropriate structure? Do you keep your audience entertained without circus acts and fancy tricks? Can you handle critical issues or irrelevant remarks?
Well, you might not know this secret but I’ll tell you: speeches should leave your audience more speechless than you. People should seem captivated by your information and energy. It is your goal to move and to inspire them rather than to deliver pure facts and figures without meaning.
If these are things you would like to achieve you should book a presentation skills training session with me — either as a group or individually … Whether you’ll appear in the Hall of Fame for Sensational Speakers, is up to you but why not try!
And one last thing ….You have just learned one of the ways to structure a speech. It is the AIDA Formula: Attract the attention of your audience (Attention) — Raise interest by focusing on and demonstrating advantages and benefits (Interest) — Convince people that they want and desire what you’re offering and that it will satisfy their needs (Desire) — Lead the audience towards taking action (Action).
Blog posts about communication and presentation skills
In this world you have to have values to stand up for. Do it! Stand up! Speak up! Public speaking skills are even more important than ever before.
It may be mere speculation that Donald Trump is compensating for something. Yes, certain behavior may give that impression.
I guess most people agree that Trump wants to be seen as an alpha male. We needn’t have to look further than to his body language to confirm that. It seems to be so important for him — that his desperately desire appears more often as insecurity than as a sign of strength. Someone with a strong self-confidence wouldn’t do it like that. Even though it is good to remember former US presidents; most of them showed some kind of bit strange alpha male behavior — even Barack Obama. That’s how US-Presidents do it! But all that is harmless in comparison to Donald Trump’s strange behavior and all the handshake gates. His special handshake style came under media scrutiny after meetings with the Japanese and Canadian leaders.
Let me analyze Donald Trump’s body language when he met Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Duško Marković and other leaders at the NATO-Summit in Brussels.read more
Mark Twain meant that there are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars. Is that true?read more
Insights, creativity and leadership: One of the most important habits for innovative thinkers is to ask interesting questions. Questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. And questions are important tools for leaders.read more
What’s the big deal about public speaking? Old books will tell you that there’s no reason why you should be afraid to give a public speech.
For a long time, the understanding was that people were afraid because they weren’t prepared. So, the whole focus was spent on being as well prepared as possible. And preparation meant the technical part of presenting. Do it again and again and everything will be fine. Therefore many trainers developed programs, which are really heavy on preparation and practice. But, that isn’t enough for most people with intense stage fright.read more
We all need to know that we’re important in other people’s lives. We all want to be noticed and valued. And we really need to be noticed and valued in private in business life. It doesn’t matter whether your office is a boardroom, classroom, or anywhere else. Appreciation is at the core of all healthy relationships. Most of us feel like we don’t get enough appreciation. Did you know that one of the main reasons people leave their jobs is because of a lack of appreciation? It’s demoralizing when you’re not recognized for your efforts and skills. There are a lot of people who do things for you every day. Employees, colleagues, family, and friends are expected to do their part. Do they know that you appreciate them? Let others know that you appreciate them.
Why do I believe that it is so important to show appreciation? Because…read more
Every question you ask should support your purpose. Questions may help you gather facts or the opinion of your conversational partner. Know which kind of information you need and frame your questions accordingly.
Plan your questions before your conversation. Outline your information goals and a sequence of related questions to help you follow the conversation and cue your notes.
Great ideas need wings as well as landing gear and someone to jump start them. How about some assistance?read more
In case you have stage fright you aren’t alone. Many performers do. Learn to leave that cycle. If you have something to say; let me help you with your stage fright. Live out loud, and be heard!read more
The voice is a reflection of the personality. When a person speaks evidence of their age, gender, race, education, health and environment is shown. The voice provides a glimpse into the innermost psychology: emotions such as anger, joy or fear change our voices. With vocal pitch, intonation or melody, we also get snippets of a person’s personality. We can see how they are as a person, how they want to be, how authentic they are. It’s not just clothing that tells you a lot about someone but their voice says a lot too.read more
One should choose the simplest explanation of a phenomenon, the one that requires the fewest leaps of logic.read more
There is this human tendency to put even more effort into arguments when the opponent doesn’t want to agree. Sometimes we also put more effort in our voices. Being confident and loud seems to the best way to win an argument. Is that true?read more