Webinars, along with other avenues of Internet marketing, can be scary. However, this is no reason to not take advantage of all they have to offer! Any time a new technology is developed, especially one that levels the field between large and small businesses, it deserves to be used to your advantage. Let’s look at some of these mental blocks and how to overcome them.
Do you have a flourishing business? Have you created a product that deserves to be promoted and seen throughout the world? Do you want to reach millions of potential customers through the web and your various social media handles?
Getting feedback can help make a project or presentation become truly great. The hard part is taking the constructive criticism that comes with it. No one likes hearing that their hard work could use improvement – but you’ll have to suck it up if you want to know how it will be received by an audience.
So you’ve written the content for your presentation, and you think it looks pretty darn good. Don’t put down your pen just yet – you’ve still got work to do. No matter how good the first draft of a presentation looks, it can always be better with a little revision.
If you’re an introvert, you might feel like a fish out of water when standing in front of an audience. That doesn’t mean you can’t give a great presentation – you might just have to take a different approach than extroverts, who tend to take to the spotlight more naturally (but that doesn’t mean they never get nervous!)
It happens to the best of us: performance anxiety before giving a presentation rears its ugly head. Even when you know that you have your content nailed down, and have practiced in front of others, it can still creep up on you. Performance anxiety can be particularly strong the day of a mindfulness, and especially the few minutes beforehand. It can make you lose your concentration and train of thought and keep you from doing your best.
What’s your favorite color? That’s a dangerous question when it’s time to choose colors for your presentation design. Red may give you warm-and-fuzzy feelings because you once got a red fire truck for Christmas. But it may be the wrong choice for your audience. Read more
Today we return to the 1930s to learn about a clever technique that made a company famous. Their method involved presenting advertisements in a series of 4-6 short, sequential messages. Sound like a slide show? Not quite. Let me explain. Read more
Have you ever attended a lame presentation? You know the kind I mean. The presenter limps from slide to slide, and the audience can hardly wait for it to end. If it’s an in-person presentation, the audience may be reluctant to walk out. But online . . . . one click and they’re gone. A presentation should reinforce your brand — and you may need a little help from your friends. So let’s chat about that inside. Read more
What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say Powerpoint? If you’re like most people, the very word makes your eyes glaze over. Then your chin drops toward your chest. Soon you’re making a sound cartoonists illustrate with z-z-z-z-z. Boring! It’s time for a change. Does that mean you should toss Powerpoint out the nearest window? Here’s a less-drastic solution . . . Read more