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 Do The Experts Say?

What makes a business presentation effective? What differentiates a business presentation that gets results from one that results in a huge snore (or worse)? What are the tools and techniques the experts use? As part of a MA dissertation I’ve researched the characteristics of effective business presentations – what differentiates the very best presenter, andContinue Reading

How to Get Supervisors to Give Performance Feedback

I just got this message about performance feedback from someone who has been reading my blogs: Joan Thanks for your tips. I don’t disagree with your comments. However, getting supervisors to provide and record regular coaching/feedback to their subordinates is easier said than done. Do you know of any software/techniques that allow supervisors to quicklyContinue Reading

How to Identify Performance Objectives

  I just got this message from someone who has been reading my blogs: Hi Joan I’ve been reading your blogs …thanks they are a big help. I’m not good at coming up with objectives have you got any tips? Best wishes, J. It’s a good question! Here’s my reply Coming up with performance objectivesContinue Reading

A Question about Performance Objectives and Job Descriptions

Just recently an office manager contacted me with a question around how to use Job Descriptions as the basis for writing performance objectives. Here’s the question and (of course!) my answer The question about Performance Objectives Hi Joan I am struggling with a problem. I am attaching copies of the Job descriptions to see ifContinue 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