We all love to watch a presenter who appears cool, calm and confident. In fact, if a presenter doesn’t seem confident, it is uncomfortable to watch and we will have no confidence in the message they are sharing. But how is it that they are confident in the first place? Here are seven secrets that you can use to become a confident presenter:
Monthly Archives: November 2015
It only takes six months for an employee to decide whether or not to stay with an organisation in the long run. So, it’s important to make the experience both memorable and positive. A planned out process, rather than a scrappy induction, can ensure that this is done right. Provide a great impression and your employees will be more inclined to stay.
If you are familiar with my posts on LinkedIn you may be used to the positive themes I tend to lean towards sharing. This post is an anomaly :)
Earlier on this year, we announced that GoToMeeting had been redesigned for Windows users. The new design was well-received but our Mac users were left wondering when they too would be able to benefit from a refreshed UI (user interface).
It is often asserted that 70% of projects fail. Usually by software providers, consultants and training companies looking to sell you their wares. I read some research conducted 10 years ago that suggested the figure was relatively accurate in the area of “lean improvement”.
Yet, our research (the Change Makers), suggests that the numbers don’t add up. What we see is organisations, and project managers, working their proverbial socks off. Delivering complex and often under-funded projects. And they do deliver them!
Within his book, The Virgin Way, Richard Branson shares a letter written by his mother, Eve Branson. He says he was a child full of curiosity, determination and a thirst for exploration, and in his mother’s words, “utterly determined to do his own thing”. Most parents would want to protect their child from the hurt that’s associated with failure, but Richard Branson’s parents gave him the scope to explore his crazy business ideas. Many ended in disaster, but he learnt by his mistakes. His parents were there to help him pick up the pieces, and encourage him to soldier on. It turned out these were just “the growing pains of a budding entrepreneur”.