How to Shorten Your Presentation without Losing Impact

You can shorten your presentation without losing impact.

Don’t panic. You can shorten your presentation without losing your impact.

Imagine, you’ve done all the work to prepare and rehearse a major presentation and at the last minute you’re told, “I’m so sorry, but we’re short on time. Can you give us the five-minute version?”

Is it possible to shorten a presentation without losing all of your impact? Yes. Don’t panic. After all, a sound bite is often more powerful than a lengthy dissertation. Here’s how to condense your speech without losing impact:

1. Don’t apologize or mention that you usually have much more time. Find confidence in the fact you’ve prepared. You can still get your central message across in five minutes.
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For Engineers – How to Speak Effectively at Customer Conferences

For Engineers Presentation Skills at Conference

Connect with your audience, regardless of how tech-savvy they are or aren’t.

When you’re an engineer presenting at a user meeting or customer conference, you are the expert on the topic you plan to deliver to your customers. Remember, your audience does not want to know everything you know; they just need to know about the subject of your presentation.

You can connect with your audience, regardless of how tech-savvy they are, or aren’t! This approach will help ensure that your message gets across. (more…)

Are You Speaking Too Quickly? Expert Advice

Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp How to know if you are speaking too quickly and what to do about it.

FrippVT can equip you and your team with powerful persuasive presentation skills and give you a competitive edge.

Are you speaking too quickly? It can happen unconsciously. Sometimes public speaking can trigger an adrenaline rush. You might feel charged with energy or a bit nervous.

If you’re speaking too quickly, you are likely to lose your audience. You jeopardize the overall success of your message.

For some speakers, speaking too quickly is coupled with a rise in voice pitch which makes even a knowledgeable speaker sound like Minnie Mouse.

Pay attention to audience feedback. If one person reports a problem with understanding you, this may be an individual perception or opinion. But if several do, you need to time yourself. (more…)

How to Sound Intelligent in A Speech Or Sales Presentation

Patricia Fripp helps you sound intelligent as an Executive Speech Coach and the creator of Fripp Virtual Training.

Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach & Creator of Fripp Virtual Training

Whether you’re delivering a sales presentation, keynote speech, or report to the board, choose your words carefully to build credibility, sound intelligent, and make your message understood. When you do, you have the power to make your message stick and get quoted from the boardroom to the convention hall.

The One “Thing” to Avoid

by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Never be vague if you want to be believed. Use exact, precise words – words with power and value.

People tune out when they hear weak, overused, catch-all words. (more…)