I often get asked about the future of presentations. Making accurate predictions is tough, though, as they’re moving targets. This holds particularly true as creation tools such as FlowVella, ScrollMotion, and Prezi enter the workplace, and traditional software like PowerPoint and Keynote undergo their own transformations. Whether you … Read More..
Posts By: Scott Schwertly
Let’s face it: PowerPoint isn’t the easiest to learn and use, especially if you’re wanting to elevate your design beyond headers and bullet points. Thankfully there are other tools available today that allow you to easily create presentations — and have them look good, too. Here’s a look:
Although I’ve been creating and giving presentations for years, it still comes with its challenges. And through it all, I’ve taken away one more important lesson: The greatest presenters are the most dogged.
This quote from Bear Grylls sums it up well:
It’s absolutely amazing just how true this … Read More..
Over the past few months, we’ve done slide makeovers with companies for Buffer and individuals like Bernard Marr. Now, we’re back with our good friends at DNN Software, a content management company that offered us an opportunity to help out with one of their decks.
As with most … Read More..
Every presenter needs to understand and embrace the value of two important traits: narrow focus and solo action.
A narrow focus executed alone builds character, and it begins to shape who you are and who you will become. I recently read a story about a butterfly in the book … Read More..
Did you know that your psychological state has an equal or greater impact on your heart rate as physical exertion, according to a study by Research Gate? I’ll explain.
I was getting dinner earlier this winter on a cold and rainy night while visiting Philadelphia. I was unfamiliar with … Read More..
The average attention span of today’s audience member is short — 7 minutes to be exact. You either win their hearts in the first few minutes or are forgotten forever.
Don’t believe me?
- Attention spans have shrunk by 50% in the last decade
- 9.5% of all children (your … Read More..
If you are like me, you are always looking for the latest and greatest ways to do things faster, better, and cheaper. Personally, I get a thrill as I hunt for the best piece of hardware, software, or acclaimed process that will “change my life.”
In the world of presentations, … Read More..