Posts Categorized: Tips and Best Practices

Presentation Lessons from Hollywood

I can’t get enough of movies. My ideal Friday nights consist of flopping down on the couch and watching a movie at home. There’s just something about the combination of visuals and audio that resonates with me. More importantly, it’s the strong storytelling that pulls me in over and over …
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Nightmare on Presentation Street: 10 Horrors to Avoid

We’ve all sat through nightmare presentations: You squirm with discomfort, cringe at overwhelming slides, and sometimes even go running in the opposite direction. Don’t haunt your audiences! Decks should keep viewers on the edge of their seats, not crying for mercy.

With Halloween here, we’ve resurrected 10 horrors of presenting …
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4 Design Tactics to Take Your Deck From Good to Great

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In order to deliver an all-around memorable experience, great content must be accompanied by great design. My motto is, “Content is King, and design is its Queen.”

Take, for example, these two slides below. Which one grabs your attention more? I’m pretty sure we all agree on the same one. …
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A New App to Create Presentations

Cloud TemplatesTired of PowerPoint? Try creating your next presentation in SlideIdea, a new presentation-creation app, then upload and share it directly on SlideShare.

SlideIdea, a free app for tablets, simplifies the creation of beautiful decks.  It provides “smart widgets” that allow you to place pictures, shapes, charts and more with …
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How to Create a Killer Cover Page

slide-1-728The cover page of your SlideShare is your first impression. All of your hard work, blood, sweat, and tears is dictated by one tiny thumbnail – at least online and at first. If it doesn’t stand out, no one is going to bother clicking on your deck. So make that …
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4 Keys to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck

presentation-mistakes-to-avoidLinkedIn, SlideShare’s parent company, recently asked me to share on their blog the key fundamentals to a powerful presentation. Many of you may know these tips already, but it’s always good to review the basics now and then, and ensure you’re still on track. Here are my tips for creating
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How to Present and Sell Yourself Online

who-are-youI’m constantly amazed by how many people just don’t know how to communicate their own story digitally. They may be okay in a job interview, at a cocktail party, or a run-in in the elevator, but when it comes to personal storytelling online, they become a deer in headlights.

Just …
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