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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

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I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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The Fastest Way to Create an Ignite Presentation

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I set myself the challenge of preparing my first Ignite presentation as fast as possible. It’s the presentation equivalent of a haiku or sonnet.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

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I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. And I’m not alone. Cultivate an attitude of boldness.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

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I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. And I’m not alone. Cultivate an attitude of boldness.

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7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

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This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter. Understand cultural assumptions – yours and theirs. Work with your interpreter. Speak to 12 year olds.

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Find a Presentation Designer Here

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You’ll see a tremendous variety in approaches – from business focus, to scientific rigor to aesthetics. Rick Altman, Better Presenting.

The two types of presenter: which are you?

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This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer. It’s a question you might like to ask yourself. Preparing the presentation.

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7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

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Keeping audience attention is more important and more difficult than grabbing audience attention. Talk about something your audience is interested in.

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The sobering truth about what an audience remembers

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Last week I spent three awesome days at the Presentation Summit. asked as many people as I could what they remembered from each of these keynotes.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

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Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? The webinar is on Wednesday 29th September at 4pm ET. Sign up here. 1.

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13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

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Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. Audience members can easily contact you later.

16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

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I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Use more visuals.

How to write a presentation title that gets people flocking to your session

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Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines. Photo credit: bravenewtraveler. This is the way professional copywriters write headlines.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

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Your audience’s attention will fade over time unless you take specific steps to keep them engaged. Push your audience’s Attention Reset Button.

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The 5 Bad Habits of Experienced Speakers

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I’ve been through a long journey (25 years) of developing as a speaker. started off shy, nervous and tentative. The Plastered-On Smile. Hamming it up.

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

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In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation. Engagement is more valuable than attention. Money. Human.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

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In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation. Engagement is more valuable than attention. Money. Human.

6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

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How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Script the critical move. million. Gary chose his brother.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

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How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Script the critical move. million. Gary chose his brother.

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The first five stages of speaker development

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The scientist’s duties were to pick the expert up at the airport, and then introduce her at the conference. Stage 1: It’s all about the words.

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The first five stages of speaker development

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The scientist’s duties were to pick the expert up at the airport, and then introduce her at the conference. Stage 1: It’s all about the words.

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The Seven Types of Presentation to Avoid

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Have you inflicted one of these types of presentation on your audience? The webinar is on Wednesday 29th September at 4pm ET. Sign up here. 1.

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How I did a makeover of my signature story at the Story Theater Retreat

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When Tony and I were in America we attended a Story Theater Retreat with professional speaker Doug Stevenson. But I was missing one element. Humor.

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The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them)

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Fear of public speaking often feels like it hits you out of nowhere. Old Brain nervousness. Survival is what matters to the old brain. Get used to it.

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How to craft a memorable key message in 10 minutes

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A key message is the number one thing you want your audience to remember or do as a result of your presentation. Rubbish! Answer this question.

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18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

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I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Use more visuals.

New evidence that bullet-points don’t work

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At last, we have some scientifically rigorous evidence to show that slides full of bullet-points don’t work. The research. Sparse slides.

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Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

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Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations. But having the knowledge will lift your game another level.

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Five less-talked about gems from Nancy Duarte’s latest book “Resonate”

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Resonate , Nancy Duarte’s latest book, is for the serious student of presentations. But having the knowledge will lift your game another level.

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

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Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay to see our favorite bands performing even though we can listen to the songs anytime for free.

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

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Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic. We pay to see our favorite bands performing even though we can listen to the songs anytime for free.

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6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

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Scott Berkun speaking at the Web2.0 Expo 2009. Photo by James Duncan Davidson. Let go of perfection. It’s normal to be nervous. What a line.

Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

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If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring. Here’s why: Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is a wine entrepreneur.

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Two live presentation events that will enrich your presentations – and your life

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If you live in the States, there are some excellent live events coming this spring: Hook Presentation Conference. Here’s why: Gary Vaynerchuk.

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10 tools for presenting with Twitter

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Presenting while people are tweeting is challenging – but also adds a new dimension to the presentation experience for your audience. Keynote Tweet.

How to prepare a Pecha Kucha presentation

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Photo by Olly Barrett. This week I went to my first Pecha Kucha night in Wellington, New Zealand. The format is very tight. Have a theme. agree.

Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

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Yesterday I had a skype conversation with Twitter follower Todd (@TJList) on how to include audience participation in a presentation. Continuum.

How to present with Twitter and other backchannels

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Presenting with Twitter can be challenging. Just about every week a new story of a speaker getting roasted on Twitter makes waves in the blogosphere. I’ve written a free eBook “How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels)&# to help you avoid that fate. There’s no sign up required. Just click and read. “Wow! Updating.

Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening

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A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming. The presentation structure didn’t work for me. Here’s why: 1. It allows for repetition.

9 reasons you should put words on your slides

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I hate bullet-filled PowerPoint slides , but neither do I advocate having no words on a slide. That’s just going to another extreme. That’s fair.

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