Presenting Yourself in Public – What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You

Everyone tells you “should not” worry about how you present yourself and what others will think of you. Not worry about your self-presentation? Nonsense! It is both adaptive and essential that you be concerned about the impressions you make in not only social situations but also in your business. First impressions are what influence others to want to interact with you. This means you need to be aware of it and motivated to make them represent the best of you to your audience.

What can help you create ongoing best impressions?

You need to know and follow the norms for any particular context and the role you occupy in it. They may have different assigned behaviors and expectations. If they are new to you, learn about them ahead of time rather than just assuming you know what to do. Not meeting them is like talking on a cell phone during a funeral which will get you labeled as a “tacky,” “dumb,” or “ignorant.”

You need always to present yourself positively and confidently but with a touch of modesty. While you can disclose and refer to yourself, you need to keep the focus on the other person. You are listening to learn about the other person’s concerns and to find any similarities. Similarities enhance attractiveness. When you are seen as similar in some areas, the other person will assume there are many more areas of positive similarity. Similarities are important for creating rapport.

When you get people to talk about themselves, you can use what they say to tailor your presentation to focus on the perceived values and preferences of the other person. You are looking for areas for connecting and bonding. Remember: Even if the person is putting you to sleep, you need to practice civil attention by appearing involved and attentive. Appearing the least bit inattentive or disinterested in the conversation or topic erases any good feelings you have already created.

Your self-presentation needs to be consistent with your beliefs and attitudes and consistent across situations. It is necessary to share yourself as you are rather than as a chameleon. Taking on the attitudes and beliefs of whoever your audience is at the moment smacks of deception and manipulation. Such behavior immediately squelches trust. Likewise, fabrication of anything in your self-presentation, whether in speaking or in writing, however minor, makes it nearly impossible to recover your trustworthiness.

Your self-presentation helps you define a positive relationship between you and your audience. It enables your public to confidently know you in advance, feel comfortable with you, and know what to expect of you in further interactions.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Presentation of Classes

Short analysis of the classes system

While it does adopt the major MMORPG architecture, TESO will also implement some new systems and features. For example, even if players can choose to play specific classes, they will not have any related restrictions in-game such as not being able to visit certain areas.

Also, a class will represent a unique set of abilities for a character, not the weapon options.

For now, not all classes have been officially presented but we do know for sure that TESO players will be able to play the Dragonknight and Templar classes. Unofficial rumors state that Nightblade, Sorcerer and Warden classes will also be available in-game. Since the game is currently in beta stage and many players will be invited to play as testers more information regarding classes will become available. You can stay up to date by checking out TESO news on the official website and dedicated fan-sites.


The Dragonknight is a highly proficient and versatile warrior. Through its skills and ability to wield various types of weapons, the Dragonknight is able to perform various roles in combat, specifically assassin, tank or ranged DPS. This class has powerful crowd control and damage-dealing abilities such as Fiery-Reach, an ability that pulls enemies towards the Dragonknight and simultaneously stuns and burns them. Other abilities include Slam which causes both stun and knockdown and Spiked Armor, a buff that offers damage resistance and returns physical damage to the opponent.


The Templar has powerful healing skills but is also capable of dealing damage. Using a light-based attack system, the Templar’s damage abilities require magicka. However, its healing abilities are also very important since they do not have cooldowns and can be used very often on both himself and allies.

Sun-Strike and Sun-Fire are two of the Templar’s damage dealing abilities. The first one is his basic attack and the second one is medium-ranged and more powerful. Both require Magicka. Rushed Ceremony is an area-of-effect healing spell that lets the Templar heal all allies in a nearby radius.


The Sorcerer is a powerful damage dealer that relies on magical attacks. Sorcerer characters will have three skill trees to choose from: Dark Magic, which offers various crowd control abilities; Daedric Summoning that allows summoning critters to fight along your side but also provides several buff abilities; Storm Calling, which allows players to use lightning-based damage spells.


Concerning the other two mentioned classes, the Nightblade and the Warden no information is currently available. Since we are getting closer to TESO’s launch date we will find out more about all of the classes, their skill trees and abilities. Be sure to check out the latest TESO news regularly on specialized websites to stay informed concerning the game’s features.

Pump Up: How To Deliver A Dynamic Sales Presentation

As many professionals know, sales presentation training provides a step-by-step method for delivering engaging and exciting sales presentations. But what if you’re short on time, short on money and have a big pitch to give tomorrow?

If so, you’re in luck. Read on and discover 5 easy steps to guarantee your sales presentation is a winner.

As a business professional, you face an unprecedented number of challenges for connecting with customers and prospects. People are notoriously busy, frazzled and running like crazy. They don’t want to be bothered unless they understand the value and ROI. On top of that, many people have wildly short attention spans. If you don’t catch them with relevant information in the first 7 seconds, your pitch is toast.

What can you do to overcome these obstacles? Learn how to boost your energy, communicate with passion, and engage every target buyer. Follow these 5 steps and you’ll be ‘good to go’ even for a last-minute presentation in front of important prospects.

Step 1. Eat Up
Yes, just like Mom told you-you need to eat to be strong. Have a light snack with protein and vegetables so your energy is steady. Hint: watch out not to overeat or you’ll be sorry when you are standing in front of your top client.

Step 2. Drink Up
Hydrate! In summer heat and winter dryness alike, drinking enough water is extra important. When you’re presenting in front of clients, make sure you have had enough clear spring water to drink. Hint: drink water before you are in the spotlight. It doesn’t look so great if you’re chugging away in front of a formal crowd.

While many professionals use ‘hydrating’ as a reason to drink water non-stop, this can distract busy decision makers. If you want to be absolutely certain about your delivery skills, get the feedback from a professional presentation coach. This is a very valuable investment, as you will get candid feedback and practical tips you’ll use for your entire career.

Step 3. Pump Up
Manage your personal energy. Some experienced presenters prefer to get outside before a big event. Others like to do some breathing exercises or warm up with simple stretches. Master you personal energy by paying attention to your body.

If you’re sore, stiff or out of sorts, pay special attention to get limber. The more comfortable you are when you walk in the room, the more you’ll communicate confidence and ease.

As you may have learned in a formal presentation skills training, body language is the first thing your audience is looking at. When you are confident and project a strong comfort in your movement, your audience will sense this. According to recent research, your body language accounts for 52% of what people remember about your presentation

Step 4. Read Up
Knowledge is power. Know everything you can about your client, their industry, news and trends. Understand the core problems, issues and challenges they face. The more you read, the more you’ll know. Bring evidence of your reading. Waving around an industry magazine, whitepaper or report is a powerful way to show that you are ‘in the know.’ Citing specific statistics from these documents pumps up your presentation to a higher standard.

Step 5. Measure Up
Every aspect of sales presenting is worth measuring. When you measure what you are doing, you’ll know what’s working…and what can be improved.

One of the best ways to instill the habit of measuring is to create a routine or habit. Decide when and how you will measure your performance, and track your results. Here’s a hint that’s stood the test of time: measure as soon as possible after you give your presentation. This is when you’ll have all the crucial details in mind. You’ll remember what you ate, drank, did, and read. You will know all the details of your delivery in crystal clear precision.

Many of my clients enjoy using a presentation journal to track each step of planning, preparation and performance. If you decide to use a journal, use it immediately after your client presentation. Then, set a time-weekly, monthly and quarterly-to review your performance results.

If getting dramatic improvement in your sales results is important to you, use all 5 steps to pump up your presentation delivery skills.