Presentation Skills

Articles on presentation skills, including how to prepare for one, how to start and end a presentation, handling questions, making your presentation more interactive, visual aids to use, designing slides, presenting to groups and how VR can help you practice.

How to Prepare for a Presentation, with Examples

How to Prepare for a Presentation, with Examples

This guide covers everything you need to know to prepare for your presentation. including what you need to think about beforehand, during and after the presentation.

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How to Start a Presentation

How to Start a Presentation Effectively

Here are some opening tips to get the attention of your audience from the start. You can also use these throughout your presentation to intrigue, engage and make the audience feel the emotions you’re trying to evoke.

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Different Ways to End a Presentation or Speech

Different Ways to End a Presentation or Speech

There are many different ways to leave closing remarks at the end of your speech, from summarising to rhetorical questions to an unusual quote. Learn about how to use them in different situations.

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Guide for Handling Questions after a Presentation

Guide for Handling Questions after a Presentation

Read our guide for answering questions, including how to prepare, setting rules for the audience, a framework for responding, handling difficult questions and strategies for when you are struggling to answer.

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Checklist for Before and After a Presentation

Checklist for Before and After a Presentation

Read our complete presentation checklist for all essential tasks to prepare and think about before, during and after your speech, including what to bring with you on the day of the event.

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18 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

18 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Interactive

Involving your audience with an interactive presentation is much more likely to keep your audience’s attention and help them understand your message.

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Guide for Presenting to Large Groups of People

Guide for Presenting to Large Groups of People

A guide for how to present to large groups of people, either at a conference, theatre or other large venue. Our tips will help you influence your audience and deliver a memorable message.

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How to Structure your Presentation, with Examples

How to Structure your Presentation, with Examples

The structure of your presentation plays a crucial role in whether your audience understands your message. We cover why structure is important, provide a template for your presentation and highlight good examples.

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Presentation Practice with Your Own Slides in VR

Presentation Practice with Your Own Slides in VR

Practice for a presentation, sales pitch, conference and other public speaking events, with your own slides. Load your presentation slides into the VirtualSpeech VR app, so that you can prepare with them.

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Using visual aids during a presentation or training session

Using visual aids during a presentation or training session

Visual aids can enhance your presentation or training material - they can increase the audience's understanding of your topic, explain points, make an impact and create enthusiasm.

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How to tell a story when delivering a presentation

How to Tell a Story in a Presentation, with Examples

Keeping your audience engaged whilst trying to deliver your key messages can be difficult. A helpful way of doing this is by telling stories where you take your audience on a journey.

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Best practices for designing presentation slides

Best practices for designing presentation slides

When designing presentation slides, you need to find a balance between keeping the interest of your audience while not distracting from your key message. This article discusses best practices for designing presentation slides.

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How will presentations look in 5 years

Current and Future Presentation Technology

How presentations are designed, built and delivered will change dramatically over the next 5 years, with increased audience interaction, product demos, VR, AR and non-linear storytelling.

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Tips for Virtual Presenting

Tips for Virtual Presenting

Presenting virtually is a very different experience to presenting in-person. This article explores tips to ensure you communicate effectively through these virtual presentations.

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How to Deliver an Effective Presentation

Complete Guide for Effective Presentations, with Examples

During a presentation you aim to look confident, enthusiastic and natural. You'll need more than good words and content to achieve this – how you deliver your presentation plays a significant part.

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Guide for Giving a Group Presentation

Guide for Giving a Group Presentation

Group presentations are an important part of certain academic and business projects. In this article, we discuss how to prepare for and deliver a presentation with multiple speakers.

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Examples of Effective Corporate Presentations

Examples of Effective Corporate Presentations

Examples of great corporate presentations from leaders in their respective industries. Learn from company presentations on Moz, Netflix, Accenture, HubSpot and Google, including slides and quotes.

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Improve your presentation skills with VR

Improve your Presentation Skills with VR

In today’s business environment you must have good presentation skills to be successful. Read how VR can be used to improve your presentation skills and build confidence.

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Design Ideas for your Presentation Summary Slide

Design Ideas for your Presentation Summary Slide

Learn about different design ideas for your summary slide, and why it is preferable to a thank you slide. We've included examples of the summary slide which you can use as reference.

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Essential Guide for Presenting in English

Essential Guide for Presenting in English

As a non-native English speaker, you may sometimes be expected to deliver a presentation in English. With these handy hints and tips, you will feel a lot more confident about giving that presentation in English, no matter what the topic.

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