Unconventional Presentation Tips to Wow Your Audience

August 14, 2015

unconv-pres-tips blogWe’ve all heard the basic public speaking advice: Make eye contact, speak more slowly than you think you need to, tell a story. But what about the tips that go below the surface -- tips that the pros have learned from giving countless presentations over the years?

Turn to these three decks to take your speeches to the next level:

Throw in Your Funny Bone 

Most of us can agree that humor in a presentation makes it that much more memorable -- but a joke can quickly become a flop if not delivered the right way. Luckily for us, there’s a formula to get your audience laughing. Among them: Start with a laugh and be self-deprecating. Take a look at how the masters do it:

Repeat After Me: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

This deck by presentation design firm SketchBubble gives an exhaustive list of tips, from phrases you should repeat before getting on stage to techniques for eliminating stage fright. Use this deck to prepare and you’ll look like a pro in no time:

PowerPoint Is Not the Problem -- It's You

Most presentations these days suck, says cyber security engineer Ian Trimble. So how can you make sure you don’t fall in this group? Check out his simple design tricks, presenting advice, and more. Here's how to avoid “death by PowerPoint”:

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