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We are constantly adding inspirational articles, useful examples and valuable ideas to the Anonymous Presenters blog that support what you learn on the courses.

What characterises a truly lively and impactful presentation?

Here’s a good and indeed fun example of an analytical approach to speeches that goes into minute detail on what characterises a truly lively and impactful presentation – excellent examples yet again of how tools of rhetoric dating from the days of Aristotle work as well today as they ever did. Video: youtube.com MART KOLDITS,…

BILL GATES PREDICTS VIRUS WILL ABATE BY SPRING

We’re used to the fact that performing in the real world means getting up in front of people. But in the virtual world of COVID-19, stage has switched to screen and events providing the thrill of showstopper performances have all but died out. I did find one positive take on the situation, however, with a…

3 TIPS FROM ARISTOTLE FOLLOWED BY GOOD PUBLIC SPEAKERS

We know Aristotle as an outstanding ancient Greek philosopher. But how could he have been able to share his wisdom if he had not been a good public speaker? Below are three pieces of his advice to consider when making your next speech. 1. Think about your audience rather than yourself. For most people, a…

6 BASIC RHETORICAL DEVICES

A good overview of six basic rhetorical devices from antiquity that still work today. Warning: If you have not heard of these devices before, we can assure you that watching this video will transform the way you perceive speeches. It is particularly suitable for viewing before elections. Video: youtube.com, TEDxVerona/ Home page photo: Wikipedia MART…

GET TO THE POINT AND BE BRIEF!

Speak in short sentences and express your thoughts clearly. Nowadays, a lot of communication with teams and clients takes place online. Therefore, it is crucial to remember one principle whenever you speak in public, i.e. communicate with your people: get to the point and be as brief as possible. Avoid verbosity and maintain focus. Think…

WHY ARE CONVINCING TEAM PRESENTATIONS IMPORTANT FOR A COMPANY TO SUCCEED?

Why did we add team training events to our public speaking masterclasses for top executives? The reason is simple – heads of companies requested them. We realised that in addition to top executives being able to make effective presentations, team members equally need to be able to express their thoughts clearly to their co-workers, inspire…

A SPEECH IS ALWAYS A DIALOGUE

A speech does not always have to be long to inspire. If a speech is brief, sharp and sufficiently powerful, it may even create a stronger impression than a lengthy story. It is important to capture the momentum. In this scene, South African rugby captain François Pienaar urges his team to make an effort to…

WE CAN DO IT!

Interestingly, the virus panic that hit us all changed the life of our public speaking school less than we expected. Yes, we took a break like the rest of the world, but then we slowly resumed with our masterclasses for executives and personal training events. Today, we also continue our group classes. Naturally, we have…

SPEECH AS RECOLLECTION OF THOUGHTS RATHER THAN RECITAL OF TEXT

Here is an excellent example of how you can still speak as if you are coming up with and wording your thoughts as you go along even if you are reading from a script. It also shows how this method gives the speaker time and adds more weight. Moreover, it is a good example of…

WE ARE LEARNING TO SPEAK BETTER, BUT WHAT ABOUT LISTENING?

William Ury is one of the world’s most well-known and influential negotiation experts, who explains why listening is important and often goes undeservingly unnoticed. The next time you step on stage, we recommend that you listen to your target group before you address them.  VIDEO: WWW.TED.COM   HARDI KINNAS, CO-FOUNDER OF ANONYMOUS PRESENTERS SCHOOL…

ANONYMOUS PRESENTERS – WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME?

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IS IT BETTER TO HAVE MORE OR FEWER SLIDES?

People often ask us how many slides there should be in a good presentation. Is it better to make more slides or keep their number as low as possible?

STORYTELLING – WE ALL DO IT ANYWAY!

Below is a good explanation of why storytelling is the most powerful tool of persuasion.

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