Presentations – 5 Ways to Make a Great Impression

For most of us we will have to make a presentation at least once in our life. This may be in front of 2 or 3 people or it could be an audience of over 500. However, the important thing is not the size of the audience but how effective your presentation is. An effective presentation is one that gets your message across clearly and is understood by the audience. An effective presentation relates to your audience and it ensures they learn something new.

As well as the content of your presentation how you present it will also determine how effective it is. When you begin your presentation follow the tips below to make a good impression.

1. It is normal to be nervous before you give a presentation. Actually it is better to be nervous because you can use that energy to your advantage by giving a more energetic and interesting presentation. Although, it is good to be nervous you have to use it and channel it correctly otherwise, the nerves will get the better of you. The first thing to do is to relax. You have prepared and practiced your presentation that you could do it blindfolded. Have all your notes, handouts and PowerPoint in order. Use the 5 or 10 minutes beforehand to breathe deeply and visualise that you are going to give a confident performance.

2. Many people who give presentations to large audiences on a regular basis arrive early and introduce themselves to members of the audience. This is a great way to engage with your audience and bring down any barriers before giving the presentation. By engaging with them beforehand you will find the audience more receptive and warmer. This will also help you to keep calm and more relaxed.

3. If you are giving a presentation at an event it is likely that you will be introduced by the main presenter or organiser. It is good practice to pick up what is said about you as your introduced. During your introduction people will mention your background or interests and you can follow up on these as you begin your presentation. This can be used to introduce a little humour to warm up the audience.

4. Before you start make sure you have your audience’s attention. The main person introducing you will be able to do this. However, if there is no one to introduce you then, you need to do this yourself. This can be achieved by standing there silently for a few moments or if that does not work then, begin with a few light coughs and introduce yourself.

5. If you have prepared in advance you will have set a time limit to finish the presentation. It is important that you do not overrun as this will delay the organisers schedule.

Present Time – The Threshold of the Emerging Futures and the Vanishing Point of the Present

How fast time exceeds is dependent on Earth to the mass and the gravitational effects of that mass in that if their relativistic constancies were higher, time would exceed slower although we would not be able to tell a difference with any ordinary clocks or with our own experience, as everything would exceed in a slower pace. Thus, how fast what we experience as the present time exceeds in different areas of the cosmos cannot be said to have any constancy, but the nature of the experience of the present time as the threshold of the emerging future and the vanishing point of the present remains as the same.

If you play your favorite music with the rhythm and the beat it has, whether drum and bass, psytrance, black metal, hip hop, or nu-jazz, you cannot recognize a moment when the music would seize to exceed, but experience constantly how the music keeps on exceeding from the threshold of the emerging future, while the moment you experience as the present time vanishes to the past, although leaving traces to your working memory, thus enabling you to experience that there is some logic in relativity with the music exceeds, especially in that the lyrics make sense.

It is impossible for human neurophysiology in the brains to ever reach the exactly same active combination during the whole existence of being. The dynamic connectivity in the brains can produce possible connections and different active combinations that are in total more than the universe has atoms, and inside such a vast combinatory space, there are hardly any perfect life strategies to be formed, especially when the world as it is, is under the constancy of change, and because the cosmos as it is cannot also reach exactly the same combination in spatial terms. Life remains non-the-less in its information driven form, always exceeding, seizing only to death.

The experience of the past is a neurological phenomenon, appearing as representational reconstructions of world that no longer exists as being the actively present casualties experienced as the reality. Energy and matter keeps on changing its shape, and only the long chain of cause and effect the contents of the cosmos have gone through can be called as the past, similarly as the past of the individual’s life and the continuum of mankind can be in the information driven reality recognized as the sum of the cause and effect mankind has gone through. The emergence of the future is based the casualties the cosmos is in, and as the experience of the past is a neurological phenomenon in that the connections made between neurons, and contents in the memories increase in complexity, an individual is increasingly shaped from the consequences of his or her actions, as is the world that is inherited daily by the new emerging generations, between the threshold of the emerging futures and the vanishing point of the present.

Think Like a Negotiator

How many times have you heard “Everything Negotiable?” You have probably heard this quite a few times in various contexts. However, have your really taken it to heart? Do you look at every situation as a chance to negotiate?

Many people think negotiation only entails to product purchases, big business deals, or dispute interactions with foreign countries. These are the kinds of negotiations we read about in the papers. What many people forget is there are opportunities to negotiate every day. Each time you want someone to do something for you, or someone wants you to do something for them, a negotiation is in process. Sure, many of these situations are not worth negotiating, we just plod forward and do it. However, if you want to develop your negotiation skills and think like a negotiator, start looking at these situations as opportunities. Not only will you develop greater negotiation skills, you will also find that you get more of what you want. The person who thinks like a negotiator looks at every situation as an opportunity to negotiate and win. Better yet, look at each situation as an opportunity to negotiate and ensure both sides win.

From now on, look for opportunities to negotiation and practice your negotiation skills at every opportunity. Each time you buy something, there is a potential negotiation. Yes, I realize if you go to the gas pump it will most likely be a futile discourse trying to get the station to lower your price per gallon, just as it will be difficult to negotiate the stated price of produce with the checker at the grocery store. However, many places to present opportunities to negotiate. Think like a negotiator and look for them. Remember, practicing your negotiation techniques on small items will enable you to negotiate bigger items in the future.

It is up to you to start thinking of common goods and services that might be negotiated. We all know that buying a car is often a negotiated deal. But what about a TV? How about work on your home or yard? Can you negotiate for services such as typing, web design, graphic arts, or computer programming? Have you ever asked a store to match a competitor’s price? That’s negotiating. Have you ever bartered goods or services with anyone for something? That’s negotiation.

Start thinking like a negotiator and practicing your negotiation skills and you will be amazed at the opportunities that surround you. Keep at it and your negotiation skills will improve, you will be making more win-win deals that you can count, and you will ever increase the size and scope of your negotiations. Not only will these skills pay off for you at home, they can positively impact your work as well. Then you will be using your newfound negotiation attitude to negotiate a higher salary.