Tools for presentations
One of the things we know about learning and training is that individuals and groups consume and understand content at varying paces. Within the learning space there have been significant strides made, using technology, to serve individualised content through a personal device subject to the input of the user. For example, a standard chapter of content may be taught interactively, followed by a short test. Those who struggle with certain questions, or areas of content might be re-served content. I am sure by now you get the idea! This interactivity is transforming the way in which people learn and for the better.
There is some much to remember when it comes to giving a presentation that it can be very intimidating if you’ve never given one before, or if you’re giving the presentation of your career. What’s worse is that everyone keeps telling you how easy it is. But, no matter how nervous you are and even if it is your first presentation, if you remember these three keys you’ll be unlocking presentation success in no time.
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Communication is vital in any type of business or enterprise; getting your message across to your clients or potential customers is key to generating interest, investment and revenue. But simply passing information to your intended audience can only really be considered as ‘communication’ if that audience can reply to tell you what they think.
A leading Latvian university has become the latest educational institution to adopt IQ Polls' interactive voting service. Riga Technical University, which has offered degree courses in the nation's capital city since 1862, introduced IQ Polls for seminars, conferences and training sessions on 1st September 2015 ready for the new academic year.
We are happy to announce that IQ Polls - an interactive polling service that engages audiences using mobile technologies is entering into the UK market with the establishment of an office in Manchester.
It's one of the tenets, or at least aspirations, of human life. Every person is created equal, which leads to a democracy of 'one person, one vote'. On most occasions, this is how life operates. So, if you are asked to take part in a poll, or vote on one of a series of options, your vote carries exactly the same weight and importance as all others.
A powerful and engaging interactive presentation can be instrumental for securing future custom and investments for your business. Unfortunately, there are several mistakes that are frequently made by companies which prevent their presentations from achieving their full potential. To ensure that you don't fall victim to the same pitfalls, listed below are three of the most common presentation mistakes and the ways in which you can avoid them:
There's a classic piece of advice given to all trainee lawyers: 'never ask a question you don't already know the answer to'. Many people will remember the OJ Simpson trial as a prime example of this; he was asked to try on a 'bloodied glove' which the prosecutor had never checked would actually fit his hand, and it didn't.
As the great psychologist Albert Mehrabian said, words convey 7% of a message, the vocal expression a further 38%, and body language puts across a massive 55% of the meaning. Using this calculation, it can be said that an immobile, inexpressive speaker is wasting over half of the impact of his or her message. This can be remedied by simply taking your time and being mindful of the following tips to help you reach your audience through the power of body language.
More and more conference planners are now choosing to incorporate audience feedback collection into their events, using technology such as IQ Polls to encourage participants to engage with the presenters in the moment. This allows attendees to give instant, honest feedback, while making analysis of that feedback much easier and more efficient.
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This just in: if public speaking is something you have yet to master, then Google Glass may well be the tech gadget for you!
'I've been given the graveyard shift' - this is a complaint often heard from those who speak at conferences and other public events. This frequently refers to the spot just after lunch or right at the end of the day. Yet, it could equally be used for any time where the presenter fails to truly engage with their audience. You'll surely understand this premise if you have ever suffered as a presenter simply reads from their presentation script while flicking a few slides past your weary eyes. Yet there are two key ways to avoid this...
Everybody talks about engagement at seminars, meetings or conferences but many of these people often don’t really know what engagement means in a real and practical way or how to retain it. What are we going to do by engaging our attendees and why do we need to do so? What is our goal for engagement in our meetings, our learning environments or conferences?