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How to Utilize the Innovation Process for Innovative Presentations

How do you go about reimagining, reinventing, and remaking your presentation to ensure you have an innovative presentation? There are four basic steps to do it. These steps outline the innovation process [more…]

When to Use Innovative Presentations

Practically all presenters and audiences benefit from some degree of innovation in presentations because the speakers achieve superior results and the audiences better understand and buy into what the [more…]

How to Make Business Presentations into Innovative Presentations

Entrepreneurial companies love having innovative presentations that are interesting, lively, and creative rather than sleep-inducing and boring. Advertising and marketing companies embrace as much relevant [more…]

How to Incorporate Innovative Competencies into Presentations

If you are looking for a checklist to incorporate innovative competencies into presentations, look no farther. Here is a list of specific, actionable competencies and performance indicators to guide you [more…]

How to Appeal to the Entire Crowd in Your Innovative Presentation

To appeal to a crowd with an innovative presentation set the stage by warming up the group with some conversation and ever so briefly hitting the likely hot buttons of the group. Now you’re primed to rock-and-roll [more…]

How to Plan for a Successful Innovative Presentation

When you have an innovative presentation, you want it to be successful. The following six steps detail the overall planning process for a successful innovative presentation. [more…]

How to Utilize Testimonials in Innovative Presentations

Testimonials in innovative presentations help close business deals with new customers and get approval for internal projects, programs, or strategic changes. It’s one thing when you say that your training [more…]

How to Use Analogies in Innovative Presentations

Something to consider using in your innovative presentations is analogies. French novelist and poet Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Misérables, waxed metaphorical with, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter [more…]

Basics of Rhetorical Questions in Innovative Presentations

Although more of a technique to enhance content instead of a type of content; such as the innovative presentation, rhetorical questions create anticipation, curiosity, and suspense for what follows. A [more…]

How to Project Your Voice in Innovative Presentations— Without Shouting

An important rule of innovative presentations is to project your voice instead of shouting. Speaking loud by shouting comes across as strained, empty, and unnatural. It may also appear overbearing, harsh [more…]

How to Vary Your Volume in Innovative Presentations

Although you must speak loudly enough for everyone to hear you, you should vary your volume to match your intention. Variety of volume as well as speech rate, tone, and pitch, is key to making your presentation [more…]

How to Adjust the Rate of Speech in Innovative Presentations

Rate of speech is how fast you talk in words per minute (wpm) and is an important component of innovative presentations. Rate of speech is also called [more…]

The Importance of Pauses in Innovative Presentations

It may not seem like it, but pauses can be just as important to your innovative presentations as the words you are saying. The English poet, writer, and novelist Rudyard Kipling aptly said, “By your silence [more…]

Basics of Eye Contact in Innovative Presentations

Do you trust someone who talks to you but doesn’t look you in the eye? Think about how your audience for your innovative presentation feels. Does a lack of eye contact make them feel uncomfortable? [more…]

How to Avoid a Bad Impression with the Wrong Posture in Innovative Presentations

When you present an innovative presentation for an audience your posture speaks volumes. You want to make sure that what your posture is saying is positive. Here are four types of posture to avoid. [more…]

How to Make Appropriate Facial Expressions in Innovative Presentations

Facial expressions, in relation to innovative presentations, include movements of your eyes, mouth, eyebrows, forehead, chin, and other parts in any combination that can add meaning to the spoken word. [more…]

4 Gesture Types in Innovative Presentations

You may be wondering in my innovative presentation, “What do I do with my hands?” Rest assured, with some imagination, there are practically unlimited gestures you can use in a significant way. [more…]

How to Eliminate Distracted Gesture from Innovative Presentations

Even seasoned speaking professionals often have a bit of stage fright or anxiety, especially when giving a new innovative presentation or speech. In new or nerve-wracking circumstances, some mannerisms [more…]

How Video Recordings Help You Improve Your Innovative Presentations

Video helps you become a skilled innovative presenter. It’s like watching your golf swing — seeing everything you do right … and do wrong. You are probably thinking: “I HATE seeing myself on video.” [more…]

How to Make a Dynamic First Impression in Your Innovative Presentations

Regardless of whether you choose a mild or slightly wild start to your innovative presentation, your introduction should highlight your credibility, professionalism, and expertise and get your group’s [more…]

How to Highlight Specific Aspects of Your Innovative Presentations

A powerful way to draw attention in your innovative presentation to an intended part of your text, illustrations, diagrams, photos, or videos is to use other visual attention-getters to precisely emphasize [more…]

How to Involve Audiences in Innovative Presentations

An innovative presentation, like a conversation, has at least two people — one who speaks and one who listens. However, both situations need balance. If two people have a conversation and one person dominates [more…]

How to Encourage Audience Interactions in Innovative Presentations

There are several ways to encourage audience interactions in your innovative presentation. Trainers use learning exercises, case studies, role playing, and questioning to get people to use the information [more…]

How to Implement the Law of Effect in Innovative Presentations

Use the Law of Effect to activate or change people’s behavior in your innovative presentations. Politicians, sales and marketing professionals, and others who strive to influence and persuade people to [more…]

How to Conclude Innovative Presentations Effectively: The Law of Recency

The closing effect — the Law of Recency—carries more weight for your innovative presentation’s message than the primacy (beginning) effect, because the last thing a person sees, hears, tastes, touches, [more…]


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