Tag: Audience

Leadership & Communication

5 tips for speaking like a leader

Leadership skills may come naturally to some, but many people are still apprehensive about public speaking. Here are five tips for engaging your audience more effectively and honing your negotiation skills through the lectern.   Be loud and clear It may seem obvious, but mumbling through your speech or presentation isn't going to inspire confidence.…

21 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

5 essential tips for engaging an audience

Public speaking is rarely easy. Whether you're inexperienced, talking to a large group of people or are presenting to high-profile executives, there are a number of factors that may have you especially nervous when public speaking. Many speakers tend to become introverted in these circumstances and read mechanically from a prepared script and slideshow. Here are…

31 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Making actions speak louder than words when public speaking

Showing confidence through your body language is one of the most important skills to develop as a public speaker. Engaging an audience is more than just about keeping the content interesting (although obviously that plays a big part) - you must be able to convey the information in an interesting and eye-catching way. Invoking emotion…

24 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

PowerPoint or PowerPointless: Designing presentations that engage

Whether it's university, the boardroom or conferences - we've all experienced a PowerPoint presentation that puts the audience to sleep. Visual aids can bring a topic to life, but if used incorrectly they can make speeches confusing, disjointed or even more monotonous. Anyone who has had the dubious pleasure of sitting through a friend or family…

22 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights