Posts Categorized: Tips and Best Practices

Weekend Reading: Optimizing Your Speech and Slides

Holding someone’s full attention is a tough task these days — even if just for a few minutes. Presenters today must go above and beyond the standard PowerPoint speech. What are tips and tactics for doing this? The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Content Marketing Institute all wrote articles recently …
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Public Speaking: Fear vs. Anxiety

fear of public speakingComedian Jerry Seinfeld summed up mankind’s psychological weakness nicely when he shared his observations about how people fear public speaking more than dying. However, the reality is that only a few of us are truly fearful of public speaking. Being fearful and being nervous are two completely different emotions that …
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Using SlideShare to Attract Investors

“Show me the money!” Every business owner has heard this before. The better quote might be, “How do I show the money to get the most investment?”

With the rise of social media, video and mobile technologies, investor relations have certainly evolved in recent years. To point: Who would …
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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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