Posts By: Scott Schwertly

10 Pro Tricks to Ease Your Presenting Nerves

Your business, sanity, and peace of mind may be riding on the success of your next presentation. From avoiding a nervous stomach to properly practicing, these industry tricks can help you succeed before your big day.

1. Power Stance – Take a cue from social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s famous TED …
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5 Presentation Mistakes Not to Make

A successful presentation is an orchestra of great content, strong delivery and pitch-perfect design. When one element is out of tune, it can ruin the entire performance. In order to ensure your upcoming presentation is a success, be sure to avoid these common mistakes:

1. Unnatural Stock Photography

Images where …
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Why Your Presentation Needs a Theme

I’ll venture to say about 80% of presentations can benefit from a theme. What exactly is a theme in relation to presentations? It’s a one-word brand that captures the essence of your message.

For example, in today’s business culture, most presenters will opt for boring and unmemorable titles like, “How …
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Why You Need to Change Your Color Scheme — Now

It’s hard to believe that schools in some areas are already back in session, signaling that summer will be nearing a quick and abrupt end. Although this signals the end of many people’s favorite season, I’m really looking forward to the fall, not only for the fall foliage, cold mornings …
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The 4 Basic Principles of Presentation Design

Good design is thorough down to the last detail.” – Dieter Rams

Creating a beautiful presentation requires a symphony of visual elements to work together for a “big picture.” Designers seek to make the entire vision work together in terms of how each part interacts. This includes layout, …
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