Your cover slide is your presentation’s calling card. On SlideShare and the web, it’s the only way that you can show your audience what they can expect from both a visual and content perspective. It’s your mini elevator pitch, your movie trailer, and your book cover that can either propel … Read More..
Posts Categorized: Tips and Best Practices
I speak a lot.
In the last 3 years, I’ve given nearly 80 unique presentations at 100+ events in the technology and marketing fields. A good percent of the time, I get scores back from the organizers telling me how the audience perceived my talk in relation … Read More..
Have you been leveraging SlideShare to its fullest potential? For many, you’ve just scratched the surface. We recently took to Twitter to participate in the #GetRealChat, hosted by social media expert Pam Moore. We shared advice on how to leverage the power of SlideShare and LinkedIn, showed examples … Read More..
We are drowning in a sea of clichéd metaphors, expressions, and nonsense words that obfuscate our simpler message. Examine that opening sentence again. “Drowning in a sea” is a tired metaphor. And why did I choose to use “obfuscate” when I could have used “hide” instead?
A business presentation often … Read More..
By Geoffrey James
Presentations with bullet lists make you seem dull and stupid. Structuring your presentation as a real story does the exact opposite.
Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic–they tell a story. But what
The key to sharp writing and fantastic design is simple: You must become a cruel, thorough editor. No fluff, no unnecessary elements — just a clean finished presentation that says exactly what it needs to say.
Here are a few fast tips that can help you get down to … Read More..
When designers Yancey Unequivocally and Cory Jim first entered SlideShare’s World’s Best Presentation Contest in 2010, they didn’t expect their first-place win would lead to them launching a company. Now, with a viable presentation design company under their belts — not to mention 100 SlideShare uploads totaling 4 million views … Read More..
Persuasion is a bit like a magician’s trick: It seems mysterious and not easily replicable.
Don’t be tricked into a magician’s illusion. The art of persuasion is not as challenging to master as it might seem. Even if you don’t feel like you have that je ne … Read More..