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Jul 25, 2023

What makes a good presentation? When should and shouldn’t you use a presentation to communicate your ideas? Why do most presentations suck?

On this week’s episode of the Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Andrea Pacini, Head of Ideas on Stage and author of Confident Presenter, to discuss:

·       why so many of us feel nervous about presenting

·       the importance of tailoring presentations to the action you want your audience to take

·       how to use the pSCORE method to deliver better presentations

To pick up a copy of Andrea’s book, Confident Presenter, head to:

To get the most out of the book, start by taking the ‘Confident Presenter Scorecard’ to assess your presentation skills in under 3 minutes:

If you’re interested in attending an Ideas of Stage web class, you can sign up here:

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Owen referenced the delightful ‘Tiny Awards’:

His favourite submission was ‘Acronymy’, whose goal is to define every word in the dictionary using an acronym:

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