Posts By: Scott Schwertly

Starter Tips for the SlideShare Beginner

start1Whether this is your first time on SlideShare or your 100th, there’s always room to try new things and get more creative. There are, however, a few basic rules for getting the most out of the site. I have compiled 6 specific things you can do today to start leveraging …
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8 Handy Tools For Creating Standout Decks

467913The beauty of today is that every presenter now has an arsenal of resources to help build, design and deliver some of the best presentations the world has ever seen. Whether it’s finding fabulous photos, utilizing beautiful slide templates or better organizing your story and content, there’s an app or …
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How to Build Credibility with Your Audience

create-credibility-onlinePresentations are all about building and maintaining credibility. The idea of creating trust sounds easy, but it often requires more work than you might imagine. For instance, think back on the last 5 presentations you attended. Did the presenter earn your trust? Probably not. That’s my point.

The ideas I’m …
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3 Storytelling Styles that Work for Any Presentation

Once-Upon-A-TimeGoogle the word “storytelling” and you will find endless amounts of articles, posts and books on the topic. It’s certainly a buzzword these days, and many proclaim good storytelling to be what makes successful content strategy. Yet very few have been able to master this powerful craft.

Today, I want …
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Top Design Resources for Non-Designers

design_courses_communicationSo you aren’t a professional designer but still want to create beautiful presentations — don’t worry, that’s the majority of us. Without having to shell out thousands of dollars in years of training or outsourcing, there are some resources that can help you hone your eye (and ability) for great …
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5 Powerful Ways to Close a Presentation

Man Bowing on Stage in Empty Concert HallWe live in a world of judges: You will be judged by each and every person during your next presentation.

Sound intimidating? It should be. No one ever said giving presentations is easy. So, how do you minimize the level of judgment that will be placed upon you?

For starters, …
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Welcome to the Hot Seat: Everything is your Fault!

The best way to become a great presenter -quickly- is to take responsibility for your presentation. No, wait, maybe you don’t understand. You need to take responsibility for your presentation.

Totally.

Finally.

At the end of the day, when it comes to your next presentation, you’re on your own.
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