The science behind speaking stress

Confronted with the task of speaking in public or delivering an important presentation, many people suffer from nerves that manifest themselves in a number of different ways; dry throat, sweaty palms, shaking knees, flushed skin, breathing difficulties, perhaps even...

Design your slides

We offer you the following insights courtesy of a great book called “slide:ology” by Nancy Duarte (2008, O’Reilly Media). Duarte Design created the presentation for Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. This extract is from Chapter 12 and...

Refresh slide basics

  “To succeed as a presenter, you must think like a designer. Every decision a designer makes is intentional. Reason and logic underpin the placement of the visual elements.” Nancy Duarte   The watchwords for great slides are readability,...

Prepare your story first

“If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.” Groucho Marx Groucho Marx may have been a famously funny person but his technique would not do you any favours in a presentation....