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6 different Types of Presentation Goals

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There can be many different presentation goals. Here are 6 presentation goals: -inform -educate -persuade/convince -activate -inspire/motivate -entertain

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I’ll get back to you on that, or maybe not…

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A sentence often heard in presentations is “I will get back to that” or “I will talk about that later”. This can be both good and bad. Good if you make it a ‘cliffhanger’. Bad if you actually never do get back on the topic. Bas van den Beld explains this sentence. Transcript: You have

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That’s too much information!

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When you are speaking in public, you might be inclined to share as much information as possible. You should not do that. People only remember three things.

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How to stop saying “Uhm” in your talk

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How often do you say the word “uhm” or “um” when you talk? Probably a lot. Because many people do. These words are called “filler words”. But how can you fix this? When you use filler words, you are thinking out loud. And that’s where the solution to stop saying “uhm” lies. Bas van den

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How to get people to come up to you after your talk

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There are speakers who draw great crowds. Not only during their session, but after as well. People come up to them, ask them questions, take pictures and often enough, become clients. How do they do that? Of course, with a good presentation. But there is a way to get that attention as well. Here’s how…

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5 items every speaker needs to bring to a conference or workshop

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If you are doing talks or workshops, you need to come prepared. If you show up with only your computer, chances are something goes wrong. A well-prepared speaker brings his own items. Let’s take a look at five items every speaker needs to bring to a conference or workshop to make sure your session goes

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How I knew I wanted to become (and how I became) a public speaker

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How do you know if you want to be a public speaker? And how do you become one when you do want to? Everyone has his or her own reasons for wanting to be on stage. If you are like me, there is a deeper reason. I often get asked how I got to be

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Get Out! Now!

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When you are preparing for a talk, you need to get out. Burst your bubble to create a better talk. Bas van den Beld explains in his weekly video! May we invite you to reserve your free tips?Are you ready for this? Then get these tips NOW!Are you looking to become a better presenter NOW?

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Let Your Images Support Your Story

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Most speakers use images in their Powerpoint presentations. A lot of them look great, but it doesn’t end there. Many speakers talk ABOUT the image. But that’s wrong. The image supports your story. It’s not a story on its own. Bas van den Beld explains. Subscribe to our weekly tips below or on our subscribe

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Want to make a point? Ask your audience these 3 questions

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I wrote about ways to connect with your audience before. One topic I didn’t address then was asking the audience questions. Sometimes speakers want to engage with the audience by asking them a question. Often, these are simple questions (“who in the room works for an agency?”). Sometimes the questions are more complicated. These have

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Be on time and prepared

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Some speakers come into the venue they are going to be speaking at last minute. It will make for a bad presentation. Here’s what you should do. Instead, come prepared. Be there early. Get to know the room. Get a feel of the audience. And very important: test your technical settings. So you know it

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Know the audience that is in the room

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I’d like to talk to you about your audience. Many speakers don’t know much about who they have in the room. I believe you should know a lot about them. Here’s why! May we invite you to reserve your free tips?Are you ready for this? Then get these tips NOW!Are you looking to become a

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The Importance of Speaking in Public for Marketers

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A few months ago Bas van den Beld was interviewed for the Sitevisibility Podcast on the topic of Public Speaking. Bas talked about why it is important for marketers to be public speakers as well and how to approach this. You can listen to the interview below, download the mp3, go to the Sitevisibility website or

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The End of your Talk

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One of the most important parts of your talk is the end of it. How you end your talk, decides on how people walk away from it. So you want it to be good. Bas van den Beld explains in this video why and how to pay attention to the end of your talk. This

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Where to sit in a panel discussion

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Many conferences have panel discussions. As a speaker you need to pick where to sit. In the middle? At the end? Answer these questions to decide.

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