Effective Presentation Techniques: A Defined Objective

The fourth characteristic found in my research on effective presentation techniques is having a defined objective, goal or aim for the presentation. It’s all about being crystal clear about what is you want to achieve; being able to answer the question ‘what’s the end point of this presentation?’ The principle of objective setting links backContinue Reading

Effective Presentation Techniques: A Clear and Effective Structure

So far in this short series of blogs about effective presentation techniques we’ve looked at; what the research says, skilful delivery and knowledge of the audience. The third characteristic my research has identified is a clear and effective structure. Why? Structure is seen as critical for a number of reasons: Presentation Techniques: The Map FirstlyContinue Reading

Effective Presentation Techniques: Know Your Audience

My research into effective presentation techniques demonstrates that, along with skilful delivery, an essential characteristic of a great presentation is knowing your audience. No great surprise there then, for these reasons: Presentation Technique 1: Adding Value In a business environment where to waste someone’s time is seen as a flogging offense, a business presentation hasContinue Reading

Effective Presentation Techniques: Skilful Delivery

Along with ‘knowledge of the audience’ a presenter skilled at using delivery techniques is recognised as one of the two most important characteristics based on my research of effective business presentations (you can read about the research here) The simple principle (and anyone who’s attended a presentation they loved, and one they truly didn’t, willContinue Reading

Effective Presentation Techniques: What Does The Research Say?

As part of my MA dissertation I have been researching the characteristics of effective business presentations and the presentation techniques that the experts use. I’ve been seeking the answer to the questions; what makes a business presentation effective? What differentiates a business presentation that gets results from one that results in a huge snore (orContinue Reading

Management Courses: The Challenge of Cultural Differences

Here’s a question: can management courses developed in the UK (or any part of the Western World I guess) be useful in training managers who live and work and who are nationals of a country with very different cultural norms and values? Some time ago I was contacted by Laura, Country Director of an InternationalContinue Reading

A Sample Management Training Course (Using the 10MMT)

In my blog ‘Using videos in your in-house management courses‘ I talk about how to use videos as a series of short, focused management training workshops. I was recently asked by a client to provide an example of how this might work. No problem! Here’s a (very) simple design for a series of workshops usingContinue Reading

Performance Feedback: Examples of How to Give Criticism

In my blog ‘Improving Employee Performance Feedback’ I talked about a very neat technique for giving negative performance feedback (criticism) called ARC. Before I go on to give you some examples of how to give criticism, here’s a quick review of the model: Performance Feedback: Giving Criticism using ARC Action: what, specifically the employee isContinue Reading

Motivational Performance Appraisal Meetings

Could the managers in your organisation use some help in making their performance appraisal meetings more motivational? Do they want to learn how to carry out appraisal meetings that improve their staff’s performance and job satisfaction? Could they use a step-by-step approach they can ‘cut and paste’ and use TODAY to take their next appraisalContinue Reading

Management Skills: How to Monitor Employee Performance

Could the managers in your organisation use some help in learning how to monitor employee performance? You will know that research tells us that clear objectives with effective measures can improve employee performance by over 30%. You probably also know that monitoring employee performance is the most effective way to measure that performance. But doContinue Reading