Leslie Belknap

Posts by Leslie Belknap

  • 15 Research Tools and Resources For Presentations

    November 23, 2015

    Creating great presentations is hard work. It takes creative content, an enticing title, beautiful slides, and effective promotion. Perhaps most importantly, the success of your efforts will also be determined by the value of the information provided on your slides. It can be difficult to find fresh, credible stats and facts to support the overall message of...

  • Why Learning Styles Don’t Matter in Presentations. It’s About Experiences

    November 16, 2015

    Many respected organizations and writers (myself included) have spread the idea that 65% of people are visual learners. But turns out, the whole concept of learning styles may not hold much water. The four VARK learning styles -- visual, aural, verbal, and kinesthetic -- are apparently not supported by scientific research, according to an article published...

  • Less is More: Minimalist Design Principles for Visual Content

    November 9, 2015

    Most marketers and business professionals know they need high-quality visual content to communicate their message effectively and connect to their target audience. However, employing a team of full-time graphic designers can be pricey. The good news is it’s possible to create your own visual content with very little or no design training. The key is to embrace...

  • Quotes To Inspire Your Next Presentation

    November 2, 2015

    Public speakers need inspiration and the occasional pep talk to get in the right mindset for creating and delivering an effective...

  • The Simple Trick to Avoid Overwhelming Your Audience

    October 26, 2015

    You can quickly burn out an audience by presenting too much information too quickly. To keep from overwhelming your audience, practice...

  • How to Build a Connection With Your Audience

    October 19, 2015

    Many speakers think the best way to start their presentation is to establish credibility through a listing off of credentials, honors,...