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Friday, 16 September 2011

7 Top Tips to Boost Your Presentation - Tip 5: Get Anchoring

Day number five of our 7 Top Tips to Boost Your Presentations by Michele Paradise is Get Anchoring.  Anchoring is a classic NLP training technique and something that we teach you in our Delivering Impressive Presentations workshop.  We are lucky that one of our founding partners is a fully qualified NLP practitioner.


Michele explains that anchoring is essentially 'a way of associating a particular emotion in your audience with a particular gesture that you make, with a facial expression you pull, with a prop you use, or with a particular location on your stage.

You can see anchoring used by comedians who only have to walk on stage to get a laugh. The audience already associates that person with laughter, and this makes it easier for the comedian to pull laughs out of the crowd. Their face, their movements, maybe even their name is an “anchor”.

In the same way you can associate particular stories with particular parts of the stage, so that when you stand in those places or give specific gestures, the audience is already primed to respond to you with a certain emotion.

You might for example, take up one part of stage to tell a whole series of positive stories in which people get what they want from life. And then you might go back to that part of the stage to talk about the benefits of a product you are promoting. The emotion is already unconsciously primed.

There are many different ways to make spatial anchoring work to your advantage - so being aware of your gestures and your postures when moving through different parts of your presentation, as well as your location on stage, will make for your message getting across with far more power.'

In our workshop we use anchoring in a different way to help you to feel more confident during your presentation and whenever you find yourself having to speak in public.

Remember we will be sharing the rest of Michele's top tips with you over the next 2 days and if it sparks some interest or you would like to find out more about our workshop you can take a look on Saint Francis Hospice website or email us on sfh@positivechangeconsultancy.com.

Look out for Tip Six - Awareness of Movement tomorrow!!  If you would like a copy of the article please contact us and we will be happy to send it to you.

If you have missed any of the tips you can find them here:

Tip 1: Getting In Control of Your Emotional State
Tip 2:  Set Your Goals Clearly
Tip 3: Be Flexible
Tip 4: Use Engaging Language

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