65th Birthday Presents

The 65th birthday is important just as any other birthday at any other age. The only difference is that at this age you get a lot of free time to sit back and relax, and your mind is tension free. So, if it’s the 65th birthday of someone close to you, the arrangements for 65th birthday presents should be such that he/she just sits back and enjoys the gift.

This is an age when most people would love to travel around or go on short trip or cruises. Therefore sight seeing cruise and London Eye trip for two, adult Thames cruise rover pass, Sunday lunch jazz cruise for two are gifts worth giving. And if the recipient is not very fond of cruises then a taste of the Orient Express for two can do the trick. If the birthday boy/girl wants some private time to themselves then rural retreats is a very good option with choices such as one or two night break at Ruthin Castle or two nights break at beautiful farmhouses of London.

You can spice up the birthday girls life even at 65. Gift her a weekend or overnight cookery break for two with the famous Bertinet Kitchen School. Cookery course vouchers are also a good idea to help her learn some authentic culinary courses from master chefs. Let your birthday boy enjoy an evening of wine tasting for two at locations such as Manchester, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Lancashire. You can also gift a lifetime experience of winery and brewery tour and tasting for two to taste some of the finest English wines.

Imagine the recipients surprise when you gift a newspaper from every decade of his life bound is an attractive handmade leatherette book. 65th birthday presents such as this is a wonderful way to commemorate this special day. There are other options of giving birthday newspaper gifts such as Mirror Spoof Newspaper Presentation pack, framed birthday newspapers or in presentation folders etc. If the recipient is very fond of music then personalised replica gold discs can suit the occasion perfectly.

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Presentation Skills: 4 Tips to Handle Mixed Audiences

As a savvy presenter, you find out as much as possible about your audience members before you address them. What do they already know about the topic? What do they need to know? What do they want to know? Will they be receptive or reluctant to hear what you have to say? You plan accordingly.

But almost nothing calls for more planning than a mixed audience-both technical and nontechnical decision makers, beginners and advanced learners, or groups of amateurs peppered with professionals. Consider the following tips when you present to such diverse groups.

  1. Engage the advanced without insulting the less knowledgeable. Make it your goal to aim for the higher end of the spectrum. That is, plan content to interest the seasoned audience members. Their engagement and participation will interest the less knowledgeable because those audience members have even more to learn. The beginners don’t yet know what they don’t know; therefore, almost all topics and discussion interests them. They are like the proverbial sponge soaking up all that transpires. Yet, take care that you don’t insult beginners and amateurs by locking them out of the presentation with jargon and references to other resources, tools, and processes with which they’re unfamiliar. So how do you do that? Next tip…
  2. Provide shortcuts. When you need to deliver complex information that will only confuse and lose the less experienced in a group, consider providing that more technical content in a truncated fashion: Can you provide it on a handout? Mobile download? Reference to a website link? Does the technical process, specification, or explanation really need “air” time?
  3. Prefer clarity to brevity. Brevity is good; clarity is better. Never sacrifice a few words or sentences in order to be brief. Slide screen space, paper, and air are cheap. Misunderstandings that lead to errors can be expensive. If you need to define a term, do so. If you need to add a detail, add it. If you need to use the whole phrase rather than the acronym, use it.
  4. Use-don’t abuse-their experience. Forcing advanced learners to sit through an elementary explanation wastes their time and causes them to disengage quickly. Instead, acknowledge and engage the more seasoned people in your group by giving them opportunity to share their expertise with the less experienced. When you make a point, call on them to share a case study or ask them to elaborate on how they’ve applied this principle, strategy, or truth in their own work. In a teaching session, pair the advanced with the less skilled learners to pass on additional teaching points and tips to extend the learning.

Handling a widely diverse audience can be a challenge. But with forethought and creativity, the outcome can be stimulating for all.

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Conquer Presentation Anxiety: Olympic Athletes Show Us How

Whether going for the gold or giving a presentation, the beast of performance anxiety rears its ugly head. Your hands are clammy, your knees wobbly and your heart is pounding. You’ve developed a shortness of breath and your breakfast is staging an uprising. The pressure is on, and you want to succeed and perform at the top of your game.

Olympic Athletes do three things to build their confidence and tame the beast. They are mentally tough; they concentrate so deeply that they go “into the zone”; and they visualize success.


It’s all in your attitude. Olympic Athletes don’t feel helpless. They are proactive and are determined to succeed. Your drive to be mentally tough should include the following:

· Accept the tension. It happens to everyone, and you need it so that you can be “up” for your presentation.

· Cultivate courage. Courage doesn’t mean the absence of fear. It means fighting past it and taking action. Trust yourself – you know more than you think.

· Prepare a good game plan.

o What’s your goal? What do you want from this presentation?

o Do your homework. What’s expected of you?

o Anticipate the moves of the “competition”. What “sweat questions” might you have to answer? Practice your answers.


Rehearse so that you are performance ready. When you are well rehearsed your mind will be in complete control, you will effortlessly know what you will say next and your movements will be relaxed and flowing.


Olympic Athletes are inundated with external distractions — from the roar of the crowd and performances in other parts of the gym, to the pounding of feet and other runners breathing down their neck.

You also need to tune out distractions – from servers clearing dishes during an after dinner speech or a too loud presentation in the room next door, to your audience answering e-mails or talking to each other during a small group briefing.

How do you get into the “zone” where you are focused so deeply that distractions can’t disturb you?

· By controlled breathing. Oxygen provides the fuel for your voice, and is the source of your energy. At the same time it calms you down and helps you to concentrate. While waiting your turn to speak take several calming deep slow breaths.

· By memorizing the first minute of your presentation so that you are on automatic pilot during the most dangerous time of your presentation.


Just before you begin, take a deep breath the way Olympic Athletes do before the gun goes off.


Don’t set yourself up for failure by falling prey to negative “what if?” self-talk.

· “What if I forget what I want to say?”

· “What if I can’t answer all the questions?”

· “What if I let (myself / my boss / my department) down?”

· “What if I make a mistake?”

· “What if I don’t meet expectations?”

Instead visualize your success. Just as a diver can visualize climbing up the ladder, stepping to the edge of the platform, launching into the air, twisting perfectly and entering the water without a splash, you can visualize yourself doing well.

· Picture yourself presenting with a clear voice, appropriate gestures and pauses and great eye contact.

· Picture yourself speaking fluently and without hesitation, and answering questions precisely.

· Picture yourself changing your visuals without looking back at the screen.

· Picture yourself using smooth transitions from one page of your handout to the next.

· Picture the smiles in your audience after you complete a smooth ending.


Develop an “I’ll do well” mantra. e.g., “My breathing is steady and deep. I am confident. I am successful.”

You have the knowledge and physical skills to give an excellent performance. Use these three points from those who have spent years working toward the gold.

As with top athletes, dedication is supplemented by excellent coaching. We at The Prescott Group are professional performance coaches. We can help you find your own rewards, and achieve the accolades you deserve. Contact us at http://www.theprescottgroup.com.

© Roberta Prescott

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What Do I Do With My Hands While Presenting?

For many thousands of years, human beings have looked at the hands of people approaching them to see if they are holding any kind of weapon or instrument that could possibly cause injury or death. It is instilled in our genes to perform this subconscious act of self protection whenever we meet someone.

This has implications for us in our daily communication with both groups and individuals. It is especially important when doing training, making presentations within our own organizations or to external audiences such as potential clients where we need to project an image of honesty and non aggression or in other communicative activities such as speaking in public generally whether you be a “company spokesperson”, politician, a speaker at a conference, etc. This means that if we wish to be perceived by our audience as an excellent and congruent communicator, we need to be able to consciously control our non verbal communication to ensure that our subconscious does not transmit unintended or incongruent messages.

Possibly the most important points to remember in any presentation, training or public speaking context are:


Keep your hands in full view of the audience:

Since we always look at the hands of people approaching us it is imperative that in any communicative situation, our hands are in full view as a clear sign that we are not planning to do harm to the other people present. Hiding your hands implies that you are hiding something or not being totally honest. This recommendation applies equally whether you are sitting behind a desk or table or standing up.

Keep your hands above the waist:

Since we look at other peoples’ hands, when communicating, our hands should always be above our waist in a relaxed way. The ideal position is to drop your arms loosely by your sides, then bring your hands up to more or less the level of your belly button. This is the starting and finishing point for all your gestures. This posture shows the audience that you are in control of yourself and your non verbal communication. It allows you to gesture naturally and easily. We recommend that you use a presentation pointer or remote control to show your PowerPoint deck to the audience in a presentation or training course and this posture allows you to use it naturally. You can also use a sign pen if working on a flipchart or whiteboard, etc.

Do NOT hold sheets of paper in your hands as this often leads to what is known as a “Pase” in bullfighting: sweeping the sheet of paper from one side to another as if fighting a bull which distracts the audience’s attention. It is fine to hold, & use, small index cards in your hands.

Use your hands to gesture and burn of excess adrenalin.

Many people produce excessive amounts of adrenalin when required to speak in public due to the psychological and physiological responses which this activity can produce: fear, stress, nervousness, sweating, etc., which can have a range of unexpected and undesirable consequences for the speaker. The best way for us to burn-off the excess adrenalin caused by the stress of presenting or training is to use our hands to help “illustrate” our communication by the use of drawing pictures with our hands; expressing emotions or relationships between elements. There is a school of thought that posits that gestures should NOT be used in presentations, training, public speaking, etc., as it “distracts” the audience from the main message. We propose that if the gestures are rehearsed, forced or incongruent, then, and only then, will the audience be distracted.

Gesture naturally.

One of the most basic forms of communication is that of gestures. It is one of the first forms of communication that we use as babies and, as adults, when we are in a situation where we do not speak the local language we often resort to gestures to communicate – usually with a certain degree of success! Gestures add a visual reinforcement to spoken language which is invaluable in effectively communicating our message.

Note: Many politicians tend to “learn” certain gestures that they believe add credibility to their spoken language, however they tend to overuse these gestures and they often become objects of ridicule by comics on television and in the mass media. An excessive or exaggerated use of gestures is obviously to be avoided. Just be natural!

Another point to remember is that the physical placement of the hands can carry an often unexpected and unintended meaning. Whenever we look at something there is always what is known as “The Center of Gaze” that is the specific object that we are looking at and is often the trainer, presenter or speaker, etc. There is also what is known as “Peripheral Vision” or “Outside the Center of Gaze” which can be up to 160 degrees of all that we see and that enters into, and influences, our subconscious memory.

The following are examples problems with the placement of hands so it is recommended that you avoid the following posture / gestures:

- Hands in front of the groin area: (below the waist & the “Center of gaze”).

- Hands behind the back: (Hidden hands)

- Hands in pockets: Often a part of the cluster of non-verbal indicators used to identify if a person is telling lies. (Hidden hands)

- Hands hanging loosely by side: (below the waist &the “Center of gaze”).

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, our hands play an important yet often undervalued part of our communication with individuals and groups and it is time for us to pay much more attention to this often neglected area.

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Creating Unique Presentations and Proposals – 5 Steps to Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

Being able to give presentations or present proposals in a compelling and interesting way can help you win more clients, earn more money, and develop your reputation within the market. People might even start to use the work ‘leader’ when you are around. Unfortunately most people do not understand the power in being able to present well and are usually happy to just read what they’ve written, point to the screen a few times and sit down. What a missed opportunity!

There are five key things you can do to make sure your presentation is memorable and stands out above all the others. I’ve assumed you have mastered the basics of fighting off nerves, talking clearly and at a measured pace, and have relevant and clear information. Now you need something more to keep the audience interested. Try incorporating all the following into your presentations or pitches and see what happens.

1. Make it personal – Include stories from your experience or about people you’ve met or know. We all love to hear about how others have done things and succeeded. Or particularly where they’ve slipped up and how they’ve overcome the problem. In my opinion every speech should include at least one story which makes a point you are trying to get across.

2. Emotion is key – You need to find the emotion behind your presentation to grab the audience. Think to yourself Why are they listening to me? Usually it is because they want something for which there is an emotional trigger. Do they want to save money? The emotion might be security or even greed. Do they want to meet someone new? The emotion might be love or wanting to belong. Make sure you understand the implicit emotion and make it part of your presentation. And yes, this applies even if you’re giving a talk on a very technical issue!

3. Be visual – You should use pictures throughout the entire presentation. They should create an emotional reaction (remember point 2?) and lead in to what you want to say. Consider drawing on a flip chart at key points or have something physical to show your audience. Related to this is the rule that there should be no more than six words on any slide, ever. Why bother to show up and talk if you have all the information on your slides? Here’s a challenge – design a talk without any words on the slides. How could you do that?

4. One theme only – Your audience will only remember one idea from your talk. Sorry, but that’s the truth and it has been confirmed to me over and over again. So decide what one idea you want to get across and incorporate as many ways as possible to say it, show it and explain it. You are better to cover one idea well for five minutes than to try to combine three ideas together for an hour. Where the normal crowd of speakers drone on, you will have said something memorable and sat down.

5. Do something different – Do something that no one else does. Start with thought provoking facts people don’t know. Tell fairy tales. Do anything which grabs their attention. In fact, I’ve told an original fairy tale at the beginning of a talk on the taxation of branch capital for foreign banks, so don’t think this only applies to things which aren’t ‘serious’ issues. You’ve got to grab them at the beginning and keep them thinking until the end. Brainstorm all the weird and interesting ways you could make your point. How would a Hollywood movie producer present your topic? How would a famous artist present your topic? Now take a chance and incorporate your ideas into your talk.

Do all of the above, and you will be in the top ten percent of people who talk in front of an audience. You’ll win more clients and get your point across more easily and clearly – and the best part is, you’ll be asked back again.

Copyright 2010 by Mark Swiecichowski

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The Right Ingredients to Make Your Presentations a Success

A bit of ginger, a tip of cinnamon, half a cup of sugar, 3 cups of flour… not sure what you get, but sounds pretty good (could almost be ginger bread). When you bake something you need to combine different ingredients and flavours to get a great result, the same applies to your presentations.

Can you remember a time when you were sitting in a presentation and instead of paying full attention to the speaker you found yourself checking your watch, sending phone messages to your friends, thinking about what to have for dinner, looking through a brochure… only waiting for the presenter to stop talking. Why is it that some presenters are really boring and disengaging and others aren’t. They are not using the right ingredients to keep you engaged and interested throughout.

It is so crucial for business owners, sales teams and managers to be able to present effectively, be it to get their ideas across, attract new clients or inspire others. You are often in the forefront of the business and need to know how to capture your audience and stand out from the ‘boring’ presenters.

I am really passionate about this topic and there is so much information I would like to share with you, but I know how busy you are, so I will focus on one practical key factor to successful presentations.

People have different ‘modalities’ (ways of filtering information or preferred ways of learning). The main ones are auditory, visual, kinaesthetic and auditory digital, so let me show you how you can apply this to your presentations immediately.

Visuals:The easiest way to engage visual people is by using pictures, graphs, drawings and models.

Auditory: Auditory people are very sensitive to sounds, they don’t actually need to look at you during your presentation. You can engage them by changing the speed of your talk, variation of rhythm and tonality of your voice and by playing some music or audio recordings where appropriate. A little tip here, if you have people in the audience that never look at you, don’t assume that they are disengaged, they might be auditory and don’t have the need to see you.

Kinaesthetic: For ‘Kinaesthetics’ it’s all about the feeling. They like to touch things and want to feel good and comfortable. You engage them by slowing down your speech at times, using handouts and engaging them through group activities.

Auditory Digital: For auditory-digital people your content needs to make sense. They don’t like the fluffy stuff, they want numbers, facts, statements and key points.

There is so much more to this topic, but this will get you started. Add some more spice to your next presentation and make sure your audience is not the one checking the clock and hoping for you to finish soon. By integrating the four techniques, you will get better results immediately and see your audience engaged. Presenting is one of the most masterful skills you can have. The good news is, everybody can learn it, you don’t have to be born with it.

To your speaking success,

“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” Dale Carnegie

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ZOOM UP Your Virtual Presentations

  1. Keep it tightly focused: If ever there was a place for succinct focus and clear messaging, this is it. As a virtual presenter, you’re fighting a format that invites distractions. Don’t give your audience any additional reason to tune out, such as taking your time getting to your points. Organize your presentation with the key findings or takeaways up front. That way, you won’t keep your audience guessing as to what’s in it for them.
  2. Don’t make your audience work: No one wants to read along with your presentation. That’s true whether you’re delivering a presentation in person or virtually, but it’s especially irritating to a remote audience. Clean out the text and show your audience your key points with visuals where possible. It’ll help your audience keep pace with you and avoid losing interest.
  3. Pay attention to voice AND appearance: Your voice inflection, pacing and tone is crucial in connecting with your virtual audience, particularly when your audience can’t see you at all. Don’t get so tied to your script that your delivery suffers and becomes flat or rote. If YOU sound bored, your audience has little hope of staying with you. At the same time, make sure you see what your audience sees. Clear the clutter behind you, pay attention to lighting, and keep your computer’s camera at eye level to avoid the “head down” look..
  4. Pay attention to content: Virtual presentations are not the place for extreme detail and deep dives into subject matter. It’s best at higher over-views, goal-setting, and broader themes. Give your content a once-over to see what you can elevate, what you can remove or deliver in a different format, and how you can retain your audience’s attention.
  5. Be realistic: Keep it short, where possible. It’s easy for your audience to tune out, to misunderstand or to simply stay silent in virtual formats. Don’t test their attention spans by diving too deep or speaking too long. Set clear goals, deliver in concise terms, and offer follow-ups and alternatives to keeping communication open.

You don’t have to accept lowered expectations for your virtual communications. You simply need to understand the strengths (and weaknesses) of the virtual format you’ve chosen. Make sure all of your presentations make the best use of that format by understanding how your audience best receives that information when you’re not standing in front of them. By compensating for “seeing” your audience, you CAN make sure they stay engaged and interested, even while you’re “remote”.

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Tips to Give a Presentation For Your Class

Some people may get difficulty when they have to speak in front of public. It is because giving presentation in front of public can lead to anxiety, nervousness, and fear. However, it is required for those who study in law, business, and journalism to give presentations for one or more classes. If you have a problem in speaking in front of the class, you can take a look at the following tips that will guide you to easily give a presentation for your class.

The first thing that you have to do is to make sure that you understand about the requirement of your presentation. You should understand whether you have to give persuasive or explanatory presentation. Besides, it is important for you to know the duration of the presentation that you have to present and you also have to know whether you need to use handouts or visual aids.

The second thing is to decide if you are going to use slides, whiteboard, overhead projector, or LCD monitor. Typically, if you are using certain type of presentation software, you will be able to enhance your presentation as well as keeping your audience engaged.

The third thing is to make your presentation organized and you need to practice it several times. You can try to practice your presentation in front of your family or friends and ask them to give you feedback and critique your presentation.

The fourth thing is to make sure that your audience can hear your tone and articulation clearly. In this case, you have to avoid speaking too fast. It is very common for some people who are nervous will speak more quickly during the presentation. If you speak too fast, your audience will be difficult to understand about what you are saying.

Lastly, you have to develop eye contact with audience. It will be a great way to connect with the audience if you can maintain good eye contact.

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Banned Until Further Notice: All Boring Business Presentations

Wow!! Wouldn’t it be great if we, business people, could give better presentations…guaranteed to be more interesting, informative and easier to attend and more successful?

Business Presentations, Today.

You arrive in the hotel conference room or auditorium; the chairs and tables are neatly lined up in audience format. The lectern is set-up on stage and there’s this huge screen with a projected greeting, welcoming you to the event. On the tables in front of each chair is a stapled package containing the presentation slides you are about to see during the presentation..

Over my career, I have personally sat through many boring slide presentations at conferences and after the room is darkened, the speaker aims his pen laser at the screen. I start to leaf through the slides in the package. In fact, I usually count the slides in the handout and estimate the time it will take to go through all those busy graphs and information soaked visuals. After some time, I have to fight valiantly against dozing off.

I have also listened to ‘kitchen table’ sales presentations which made me yearn to watch the most boring re-run on TV. No matter the forum, presentations have become all, too common in style.

What Has Happened to Our Presenters?

Over the past thirty years or so, we have discovered ‘overhead slide’ projectors and subsequently graduated to the ‘PowerPoint’ computer slide shows. Our love affair with color slides grew and graphic representations; even video went into high gear. Not one presentation exists without an exhausting and painful display of graphics, numbers, words and colors, complete with special effects and chase scenes.

Audience members are now treated like toddlers whose parents need a break and get it by sitting them in front of the TV to baby-sit for a while. The whole presentation process has become an exercise in visual aids. The audience is left somewhat unattended.

The True Reason for Presentations

As a presenter, your job is to “entertain” your audience with the intent of informing, persuading or selling them on your point of view, your product or service or to convince them to follow you in some endeavor…or to invest their time or money in you. They came to listen to you not to read “your presentation” off a bunch of slides.

The Real Presenter

The Real Presenter should be “Conversing” with her audience. That’s right, she should be speaking to an audience just like she would speak to a group of her closest friends. A presenter, who shares information in a direct and friendly way, with audience interaction,
invites interest and discussion.

True Stories

“Jim, a retired airline pilot, told his audience about an episode in which he was giving flying lessons to a new pilot when the engine on the aircraft quit at two thousand feet over an interstate highway. He struggled for some time to restart the engine, but finally had to land the plane in a farmer’s field. The small aircraft wound up leaning on its nose but both he and his student walked away without injury.”

Wouldn’t you want Jim as your instructor? Wouldn’t you feel safe flying on an airliner with Jim at the controls? In one short story, Jim convinced his audience that he knew his business.

“Marty was introducing herself to the group and happened to mention how she backpacked across Europe in her college days, then she stowed away on a “tramp steamer” from southern France to Africa. Her tone and demeanor was relaxed and conversational. Her audience was mesmerized; she had obviously captured their attention. They believed her because she was telling a true story”

Marty probably could have sold some travel tours after her talk, if she were a Travel Agent, right?

There’s No Difference

The above are examples of how a presenter can instill interest in her audience. Just reading the material from the slide while it is up on the screen doesn’t require a presentation. She should tell the audience what she thinks of the material and how it has affected her or someone close to her or a former client or customer.

Her demeanor and attitude, about the subject matter, will do more to display her personal thoughts, satisfaction and aspirations about her topic than her visuals. She will better elicit a response from her audience: a more positive response….an enthusiasm to hear more about her experiences and those experiences of others who have followed her in the past.

Fewer Visuals and More Visualization

As a “true” presenter she will use only several slides, less than 6, for the whole presentation which will last 1-2 hours. Her slides will contain only 5-6 “bullet points” each. These bullet cues are meant simply to steer her conversation, her stories and customer experiences with the audience because there is a story behind or underneath each point and also a series of audience questions and more audience participation.

This will keep their attention and help her embellish her stories of positive responses and increase audience interest in her reasons for presenting in the first place, her goal.

Persuade with Personality

Remember your goal; you are trying to persuade them or sell them. They want to know how convinced YOU are about the subject matter and how it affects you or your present clientele, personally. The slides and/or brochures become incidental. The truth is that your customers are really buying you, then, your information or product or service or idea.

Rely on Your Inherent Skills

In my experience, I have met hundreds of people who lean heavily on the sales materials to make a sale. They feel they need something more powerful than their own personality and passion.

Not so….. you are your best sales tool. The sooner you find that I’m right; the more successful you will be. So get in a groove, a comfortable and non-threatening groove, share your true emotions by having a conversation with your audience, state your opinion, get their responses, voice your solutions and help them trust that you can truly help them.

Ban the Boring Presentations.

Wow!! It would be great if we, business people, could give better presentations, guaranteed to be more interesting, informative and easier to attend.

I have helped many people who present for a living. My advice to them is the same as I have stated above. Put “YOU” back in your presentation and watch the “boring” fade and your success arrive.

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Benefits of Professional Presentation Design Services

Winning business is about communicating your story well. It is becoming more and more difficult for companies to win business, with fewer opportunities and more competition making it incredibly difficult to make your company heard and to get your message across.

Clearly your performance is vital to making a good first impression and winning the business. But, have you considered that the appearance and relevance of your presentation also signals to the client your professionalism, attention to detail, capability and credibility.

There are many benefits to hiring a specialist presentation agency.

Firstly time and cost. Generally presentations cost a lot less than you might think and the time you would spend creating your presentation may be more usefully in other areas of your business. Technology and design trends change all the time, and specialist presentation designers will have their finger on the pulse, and will be able to give your presentation a fresh modern look. They will also be able to make it available in a variety of formats to attract the most attention. The external view of your message and story, a fresh look which may highlight any deficiencies in your message

Most of us rarely get to see our business presentation through our client’s eyes, either we win the business or we don’t. Often if we don’t we never find out the reason why. So often there is only one shot to win the business. Research shows that companies tend to pass further work and other opportunities to existing suppliers to avoid the undergoing the time consuming procurement process. An experienced communications specialist will look at your presentation from the client’s perspective. Point out areas where things are working well and highlight areas where improvements could be made.

Try to make your prospective clients feel as if your sales presentation was developed just for them. Effective communications can be built in a way that they can easily be tailored to suit a range of prospects.

The efficiency of a presentation designer once they have been briefed, will be able to work quickly without supervision. Ask yourself how much time you spend on preparing your presentation. The designer will manage the design process from end to end allowing you to focus on important day-to-day business.

An experienced designer will know and understand the communication strategies based upon success with other clients and they will know what will work for your business. This will save you time and will increase your chance of winning business

Putting complicated but important ideas across to the client often presents a huge challenge for businesses. A specialist designer will bring these ideas to life designing simplified visual communications to make them more palatable and easy to understand.

Presentation technology is constantly changing and trying to keep up whilst doing your day job can be difficult. Keeping ahead of the crowd is another benefit of using a presentation designer using the knowledge and experience. This will ensure your message is heard by the maximum audience whilst providing a presentation which will not quickly become out of date and difficult to manage

You do not have to be a corporate giant to benefit from professional presentation design services,

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