How to Present Successfully

Delivering a presentation requires a lot of confidence, but the whole process is much smoother if you prepare well. There are several things you can do to make sure your presentation runs smoothly and has the effect you wish.

Firstly, think about the aim of your presentation. Do you want to provide information, or do you want to change people’s opinion of something? Are you presenting to a group of workers or to a group of board members? The aim of your presentation and your audience should influence how you present your information. For example, board members may just want concise facts and figures, whereas workers may need a more motivational presentation filled with stories and jokes.

A good point to remember is that no-one likes to sit through a boring speech. This means that dozens of powerpoint slides filled with text are out of the question, and try not to just read off a screen. If you can, memorise what you’re going to talk about or use some bullet points to help you keep talking. If your presentation sounds natural and you can modulate your voice, change your tone and make eye contact with members of the audience, you will keep them interested.

Practice really is key to giving a good presentation. It allows you to learn your subject well and prepares you for many eventualities. What do you do if someone asks a question during your talk? The more you practice the more confident you will sound because the presentation will become automatic. This allows you to focus more on being a good presenter on stage, on projecting your voice and thinking about your breathing.

Using props during a presentation is a great way to keep the audience interested. Pictures, flip-charts and cartoons give them something to look at and somewhere new to direct their attention. They can also help to emphasise your point and make what you’ve said more memorable.

Finally, make sure that you look the part on the day. Some presentations, for example to students, are informal and it’s OK to dress casually as the audience expects this. A presentation to board members on the other hand probably requires a suit. If you work in a creative industry a suit might look a little out of place. Again, think about your audience and the points you’re trying to get across and dress accordingly.

The LURES Of Negotiating

One of the most important skills each of us need to develop and enhance is to become a truly effective negotiator. In nearly every aspect of our lives, business, personal, organization, etc., we very often discover ourselves in a situation that rerquires negotiating skills. Since there are very few, if any, scenarios when there is total and complete agreement, we end up in some sort of negotiations if we wish to get things accomplished. Imagine family situations, especially either between siblings, between spouses, or between parent and children, and think about how often there is a need to negotiate? Most businesses need to make certain choices and/ or decisions on a daily basis, if they are to progress in a meaningful basis. Perhaps one of the biggest stumbling blocks that occur in politics is that there are a dearth of political leaders that are effective negotiators. Those desirous of becoming effective and meaningful negotiators should prioritize the LURE of negotiating: listen; understand; repeat; empathize; and seize control of the situation.

1. It all begins with being an effective listener. This means that you not only pay attention and hear what others say, but commit to acquiring all necessary facts and information that will make you have more clarity.

2. While listening is an essential first step, unless it is followed by understanding what is both being said, and what is left unsaid, there is little opportunity to communicate in a manner that accomplishes one’s goals and aspirations. This requires follow up questions that probe as deeply as possible, so as to realize the nuances and meanings that the other person is implying.

3. Once one feels that he has a clearer understanding of the needs, wants and position of the other person, there is a need to repeat what one believes is being said, doing so in the form of a question, in order to get agreement as to what needs to be discussed, and the issues involved.

4. While the first three steps are quite important, perhaps the most essential component and often overlooked one, is being empathetic. An individual must be empathetic without appearing sympathetic. Empathy may simply be considered as putting yourself in the other person’s place (so as to better understand both how they feel and the needs), while sympathy is merely feeling sorry for someone (which may be appropriate in short doses in certain scenarios, but almost never in negotiating situations).

5. All of these preliminary steps need to culminate in a position where an effective negotiator is able to seize control of the situation. It is important to understand, however, that gaining control is far different than trying to negate the other party’s needs. Rather, when you are able to maintain control, you can move the negotiation forward in progressive manner, striving for the goal of win – win results.

Since negotiating skills are so important, doesn’t it make sense for each of us to become better at them? Therefore, doesn’t it make sense to proceed in an orderly and organized manner, effectively utlizing these five steps?

Spring fashion 2022 and summer business clothes for men

We all want to be the first when it comes to fashion. We want to be the first person who wears the new fashion trend or even be the ones who start the trend. The best way to do that is to know what to expect from the incoming season and what all the fashionistas are thinking about. Here we will tell you all to expect from the spring fashion 2022. There’s also a saying that goes dress as you choose to be addressed so as a man, be it casual or business a man has to look his best in whatever situation he finds himself in. Therefore, we will also look at summer business wear for men.

What’s looking good for women in spring fashion 2022

Spring fashion 2022 for women is looking awesome and if you’re a lady who likes to dress up then you’re in a very good year. Spring fashion 2022 brings back low slung waists one of the old classics which is all about bearing the midriff. Pleated skirts are also looking good with various styles and colours going from pleated, printed, colourful, and even monochrome. Liquid metal is also seen as a new way to do with metallic spangle without the need for sequins which are considered to be damaging to the environment. If you just want to have fun with fashion then the super sheer is the new trend for you and if you’re looking to protect your modesty you can also choose to put some layers in and still look your best. White suiting is also expected to be a good look for ladies looking to look formal and oriented.

What’s looking good for men in spring fashion 2022
Spring fashion 2022 for men is also looking very neat with sleeveless shirts rocking the line and men who work out gearing up to show up those biceps. Big Shorts are also a fashion choice that is expected to be a hit this spring. They are extremely comfortable when going for a casual walk and they are also easy to wear and very relaxing. A huge bonus is you can just pop them on with any type of shirt and you’re good to go.

Summer business wears for men.

Summer is when new businesses pop and to be successful, you have to look successful. You have to know the perfect attire that will attract your clients and make them believe that you are the person to trust and the person to work with. We look at the best Summer business wear for men so our men will look all glammed up and ready for business. When choosing Summer business wear for men. You can never go wrong with an everyday work suit or just a layer free look without a top on. A great idea for a business dinner is to dress traditionally. You can wear a dark suit with a light-coloured shirt. If you want to go for a patterned suit, make sure that the pattern is muted and not loud.