Blog: Public Speaking Tips & Advice

The Logitech Spotlight - A step change in presentation technology

This post is to highlight what I believe to be a real breakthrough in presentation technology. For years we have had the laser pointer and for that time it's been a useful tool in highlighting onscreen elements.

Recently, we have had a presentational step change and it's brought to us by Logitech. Its name is the Logitech Spotlight. Take a look at the slides below. It's a pretty busy slide;…

How to make the most boring material sound interesting

Many times I have heard people complain that they cannot possibly give an interesting presentation because the material that they have to present is fundamentally boring. Maybe it is accounting information, statistics on the percentage of faults in different products, or a list of projects that their team has been working on.

Are there any methods in which you can liven up a supposedly boring…

It's just so hard to vary your voice and make it sound interesting.

One of the things that I come across is people's reluctance (they would say inability) to vary their voice. 

It seems so unnatural to speak louder than I am doing or to speak slower for emphasis, or even to pause to allow people to absorb what I've just said so I don't do it, say delegates.

I then ask them have you ever been angry about something? 

Have you ever been in…

Fear vs Anxiety - what's your poison? A gentle distinction

In my classes, I discuss the distinction between Fear and Anxiety because it's a slippery fish.

Fear is a good thing. It's an evolutionary mechanism designed to save your life and in so doing, help to preserve the species.

Fear is a real physical threat to your life and on your body.

It invokes the fight or flight response - the sympathetic nervous system and an array of…