Stanford Business School recently hosted a presentation by Noah Zandan, founder and CEO of Quantified Communications, which may be the first company to apply big data analytics to evaluate presentation effectiveness. They have a data bank of over 100,000 presentations delivered by business executives, politicians, and professional speakers and are doing ground-breaking work in the […]
Video and storytelling for webcasts
Great tips on telling your story in this video with NPR’s Scott Simon. There are takeaways here for any presenter delivering presentations via video webcast or audio webinar.
Attention Online Presenters: Put a Smile on Your Face!
Webinar presenters should smile when you speak to add energy to your presentation. This is an old telemarketing trick, but works equally well for any presenter. Your smile really comes through in your voice and we improve the audience’s perception of your likeability and friendliness. Other research shows that likeability directly impacts your audience’s reception […]
Video Presentations, Video Interviews, Thin Slicing, and Priming
I just finished reading Malcomb Gladwell’s Blink, which is another fun read. I found two chapters in particular relevant to delivering effective video presentations. For the record, I am not a psychologist, so if you are, and what follows does not make sense, please set me straight by leaving a comment. In essence, modern psychology […]