4 Tips to Connect with Your Audience

While I can’t give away all the great stuff we teach at Dardis Communications on this blog, I can give you these four tips for connecting with your audience. Whether you are giving a presentation, speaking up during a meeting or planning an important conversation with a key stakeholder, considering putting these tips into action:…

10 Presentation Blunders

Giving a presentation and getting it right is difficult. Chris Anderson, curator for TED, advises public speakers to avoid the following errors in their presentations. (I believe number 10 is the worst blunder on the list. How about you?) Take a really long time to explain what your talk is about. Speak slowly and dramatically….

Best Presentation Content: Emotional, Novel & Memorable

The most engaging and persuasive presentations obey three laws, according to Carmine Gallo. They are emotional by touching the audience’s hearts with passion and storytelling. They are novel by teaching the audience something new. They are memorable because they present content in ways that the audience won’t forget. These laws are compelling whether you’re inspiring…

When the Audience is a Crowd

Engaging the audience can be tricky, and your introduction can make or break how the rest of your message will be received. Make your introduction and your speech about the common denominator in the room. Make it all about the audience. Studies compiled by the Consumer Health Informatics Research Resource indicate that messages that resonate…

20-Minute Chunks

Research shows that people learn and retain more information from presentations that are 20 minutes long or delivered in 20-minute segments. For longer presentations, consider changing activities or providing short breaks every 20 minutes. Your audience will get more out of it.  Inspired by Susan M. Weinschenk’s 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About…