Tips and Tricks about Presentations

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Imagine the perfect presenter delivering the perfect presentation. They can win over any audience with their confidence, knowledge, and delivery. What does this Hercules of presentations look and sound like? But most importantly, how can you adopt their effortlessly great habits? Here are a few […]


The term “Millennial” describes someone born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, AKA Generation Y. But culturally, we recognize this group by their description in the  work called “Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation“. A short summary is as follows: “The authors also caught […]


This is important. Perhaps the worst possible result after giving a presentation is to have your message be forgotten. You spend hours outlining your points. Days (or dollars) getting the deck put together. You do breathing treatments and yoga to try and relax before speaking, […]


Actions speak louder than words. We hear that all the time, and it is especially true when speaking in front of an audience. It’s the pinnacle of sadness when a presenter goes through all the hard work of developing a visually pleasing deck, practicing the […]


Think about the many different ways we use our voice, from a blazingly fast auctioneer to the unique vocal styling of Louis Armstrong. Similarly, you wield a powerful instrument when you control your vocal tone in a presentation. According to Dr. Lund, when someone else […]


We know that saying filler words such as “like,” “um,” “uh,” and “you know” is extremely common, but it can take a lot away from your delivery. This is particularly true during a presentation, when nervousness can amplify your “um’s.” Frequent filler indicates nervousness, unfamiliarity […]


Large or small, presentations can be terrifying. The secret to confidence in front of a staring crowd is familiarity with your material, i.e. practice. By strengthening your technique, you can mentally turn the speech at the lectern into a relaxed dinner table chat. Get Physical  […]


There are a lot of phenoms out there who are prolific, cutting edge and ahead of their class. But there are far fewer legends—people who string it together consistently over many, many years, appearances, and efforts. From sports to art to business, it’s common to […]


There was a time, once, when it was considered unseemly for a well-to-do individual to be concerned with the time. That was for the scrabblers and strivers—not a mark of success. Today, a luxury watch is one of the first trappings of success most individuals […]


SlideShare is one of the most useful social communication platforms available to the modern professional, but it also requires the most effort. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, SlideShare asks that you create unique, in-depth and engaging content. In the ecosystem of content marketing, it’s more […]


“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by […]


Design is one of those unnecessarily mysterious fields that people either don’t pay attention to or otherwise automatically assume they’ll never be capable of achieving any kind of competence in. It’s true that exceptional design requires artistic gifting coupled with a high level of technical […]


At Ethos3, we’ve always sought to educate and inspire presenters with our web content and blog posts. We believe that when people are equipped to raise their presentation game, we ultimately win, too. To the uninitiated, making the journey from plain white backgrounds and lots […]


Meetings are like rivers: the more powerful the current, the more easily objects are ushered downstream. If you want to own your next meeting, you need to create a strong current that makes it difficult for people to step outside of the flow. As with […]


Everyone ever faced with making a presentation knows that just before you deliver, you’re thinking about the other end of the tunnel: are they going to walk away with something here? And yet, as often as we’ve thought that, we’ve also probably been guilty of […]


One of the most common questions we get is, “How do I stay on people’s minds a week after I presented?” It’s a valid question: a lot of the concepts, products, services and programs we present about have very long development cycles. It’s not always […]