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Post images that make sense

Images have a considerable impact. A study shows that if an image is associated with a message, it is seven times more likely that the message will be remembered. This fact is widely circulated in training courses on slide design. Indeed, this is how we often recognize people coming from these training courses…they put images…

Team presentation: the importance of the StoryManager®

By building your presentations as stories you greatly increase the impact of your remarks. But you may have noticed that it’s sometimes difficult to maintain the consistency of a story. Team presentations often give the impression that the thread is lost.  To maintain a story’s consistency all through the different speakers, the work of the…

Don’t forget to smile

Don’t overlook the importance of smiling during your presentation. First of all, smiling is contagious. When you smile at someone, he naturally tends to smile back at you. Furthermore, a recent study has shown that smiling, even forced, has a beneficial effect on stress. But that’s not all. With a real and sincere smile, you…

The error of the “good student”

A common error we see is a speaker positioning himself as the “good student.” This bad reflex alters the objective of the speech which, instead of being geared to relaying a message and showing conviction, merely indicates that we worked hard. This position betrays how the public is perceived: like a jury that will determine…

We don’t change, we adapt

Training often provides an opportunity to raise everyone’s expectations. It is surprising to note that many people ultimately prefer being someone else: someone who is at ease, who dares, who has the look… in short, another person. The other person, thus idealized, doesn’t seem to have any problems, though he too has already identified, “someone…

Active listening

Active listening is an essential element in maintaining a good connection with your audience. Initially, this technique is applied to the person who’s listening, to put the speaker at ease. However, the values it carries gives the speaker who practices the technique a presence that clearly favors the audience’s attention. Fairly close to the reformulation…

Breathing that soothes

Breathing mechanisms are complex and not limited to relaxation exercises. Whether in training or coaching, it is surprising to note that breathing is often relegated to obsolete recipes for yoga enthusiasts. Breathing effectively is a key element, especially to absorb the adrenaline rush that never ceases to grip every speaker before speaking. Adrenaline increases the…

Start with black

A black slide is to presentations what a “blank page” is to writing. Why this tip? For 3 reasons: 1- By beginning your presentation with a black slide you’re giving your audience the opportunity to pay attention to you  and not to your slide. Ensuring that you connect with your audience is a vital prerequisite…

Everything’s a story

During this awards season celebrating cinema, the Oscars and the Caesars have inspired us to let you in on a tip we give to all our clients: Everything’s a story. It is not because you have to present an activity report or an annual financial statement, that you should forget to integrate the essential elements…