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Understanding the importance of proper preparation for your sales presentation can make the difference in whether you close more deals or not. Modern prospects want more from your sales presentation than just a few slides with graphs and bullet points. In order to successfully close sales, you need to give your audience an experience that exceeds their expectations. (more…)

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With major corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and Symantec switching to online meetings to increase attendance numbers, amongst other benefits, it is time for businesses of all sizes to embrace technology and take presentations online. However, some first-time online presenters may be concerned about the challenges of presenting online. On the other hand, experts who host dozens of online presentations every year will tell you that the key to success is the same when presenting in person – it’s all about knowing how to engage your audience. In this post, we share some insights from some of the most renowned marketing authorities, who have kindly taken the time to tell us how they make online presentations more engaging. (more…)

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Deliver Presentation
In almost any job communication skills, especially oral presentation skills, are a must have. Many professionals have not noticed a change in the way that presentations are conducted in recent years. Others, however, have found, or will find, that many presentations can change drastically in the way that they need to be prepared and delivered. One thing is for sure: time is precious, especially the personal time of your audience members. You have a great presentation to make but if you take too long and bore them, it’s wasted. This article aims to give ten tips on how to give an effective short presentation, whether you will be delivering your presentation to a live audience, to an online audience, or both.
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60 seconds capture audienceAt Big Fish Presentations a lot of clients come to us to not only design their presentations, but also to write them. While we handle content matter from multiple industries, we notice there are some classic similarities when it comes to delivering a convincing presentation.

And while we know it’s not an easy task to captivate someone willingly giving up their time and money, there are characteristics we’ve found to help you win over any audience and land (most) big deals:
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Presentation EtiquetteFirst impressions are crucial. A presentation is about impressions. But is there a rule book on the etiquette you should follow?

In general, we model ourselves and our behaviors based on what we have seen in past presenters. Our teachers are forever a go-to on how to deliver. Some bad. Some good. Either way, you have seen an example of presentation etiquette which works, as well as an example which doesn’t work.

In helping write and design presentations, I also help coach people in their delivery. These 10 aspects of etiquette remain true in every manner of presenting, some of which apply to both in-person and online presentations. They are simplistic, but crucial to the impression you send.
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