Welcome to the Autumn issue of my newsletter "Markets View"
providing you with a brief summery of what Young Markets is
doing and some hints and tips on how to improve your
Thanks & Regards
Public Speaking Tips from the Pros
Earlier this year I was invited to contribute to an ebook
compiled by the leading presentation coach in Asia, Akash Karia.
The book has now been published, you can download it from my
website. It only costs £3.00
Akash has involved a number of truly insightful presentation
professionals to create this book which provides a wealth of
information about how to become a powerfully persuasive speaker
who commands the attention of your audiences..
hook your audience,
build your speech,
create sexy PowerPoint slides,
overcome the nerves
many more aspects of a great presentation.
It is an easy to read, practical guide, full of great tips to
improve your presentations.
Results of my Survey on Use of Bullet Points
Those of you with good memories might remember I ran a short
survey in my last newsletter about the use of bullet point
slides in your presentations.
Everyone who responded said that they used bullet point skids
mainly because they thought it helped get their message across.
In my opinion this is out dated thinking. Take a look at my blog
Brief History of Slides Design" and hopefully you will see
how the use of PowerPoint ( or other such tools) has changed
over recent years. Bullet points add very little in terms of
understanding to your presentations.
One very honest respondent said that he/she used bullet
points because they were easier to create than pictorial slides.
While this is no doubt true, I have to question how important a
successful outcome of their presentation is? Surely if you are
going to all the trouble, time and effort to get people to
listen to your presentation it is worth that little bit more
effort to ensure it is successful?
I wrote more about this in my blog post "Ban
And of course if you need some more inspiration and help in
creating some sexy PowerPoint slides, see the article about
"Public Speaking Tips from the Pros"
What comes next in this series?
O, T, T, F, F, S, S,
The McGurk Effect - Seeing Trumps Hearing
Have you heard about the
McGurk Effect? It is a very interesting phenomena which
shows that what you see trumps what you hear. So despite what
you are saying, your audience is more likely to believe what
they see you are doing. If you don't believe me take a look at
this BBC Newsnight
When you give a presentation, it is vitally important that
you believe what you are saying, otherwise your audience will
pick up on the tell tale signs that they will see. They will
know that although they understood what you have said, it isn't
what you meant.
Take your Audience on a Journey
When you stand up to give your next sales presentation, it
may be helpful to think in terms of taking your audience on a
journey. A journey in which you are the tour guide.
Learn more about where you are going and how you will get
there in my latest blog post "Take
Your Audience on a Journey"
Answer to What Comes Next?
The next letter is "N"
The letters are the first letters of the numbers:
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight
So the next in the series is "N" for Nine.