Remember how in “Presenting 101” they taught us that giving a presentation is all about getting an idea across? There’s an unfortunate truth they don’t tell you, though: You can be great at getting across a message, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be successful as a presenter. What you … Read More..
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When creating a presentation, it’s easy to get caught up focusing on the content — after all, it is the meat of any deck. But we can’t forget that if this information is not presented in an engaging way, its impact will not be as great. In other words: Design … Read More..
We’ve all likely, at some point, worked at an organization where there have been politics, disgruntled colleagues, bad attitudes or backstabbing. Call it culture gone wrong. How can you revert it?
Few people know that Earth is home to more than 200 different countries. Even fewer people could tell you the locations of more than a dozen or so nations, much less point them out on an un-labeled map. As a presenter, whenever you’re building a presentation that features cities, states, … Read More..
I have a confession to make: I have a man crush on Guy Kawasaki.
In all seriousness, his advice and wisdom that he has shared abundantly across the interwebs and through his books has changed my life. Specifically, his book, The Art of the Start, helped give me … Read More..
As presentations continue to evolve, it is always great to see presenters opting for photography over heavy text usage or the dreaded bullet point. In that same breath, it’s also a shame to see so many presentations littered with poorly chosen stock photos.
It doesn’t have to be this way.… Read More..
I’m always amazed by how many presenters wander about when on stage. They drift from topic to topic, stumble from main idea to main idea, and often a lack a clear call to action.
Many presenters underestimate (or don’t realize the importance of) what I like to call … Read More..