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
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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..
By Sunday Avery
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..
If you are looking for a compelling way to put together your next sales deck, I want to offer up a structure for you. It consists of 5 stages.
Why should you approach your deck in stages? It’s mainly a guideline to help you compartmentalize your talk into smaller sections. … Read More..
What’s the average amount of time an investor spends looking at a pitch deck?
3 minutes and 44 seconds.
You read that right. This short attention span is clear proof that presenters need to hone the art of the (short) pitch.
If you are looking for a starting point, here … Read More..
It’s an unfortunate fact but a reality: Most people don’t put enough blood, sweat and tears into their presentations. Don’t believe me? I encourage you to think about the last presentation you attended. You probably experienced one or all of the following:
A message that was not easy to follow … Read More..