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Four Lessons from the Mountain for Every Public Speaker

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A few weeks ago, my friend Timo Sorri came to Geneva for a visit. Timo is an expert in presentation design. You can learn more about what he does on his website. And, you can read his answers to the Guru’s Big Five Questions here.…

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How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

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Investors are a special type of audience. I have been creating investor presentations for my clients for the last decade, and would like to share with you some of the things I have learned along the way.

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10 Essential Steps to a Beautiful Eulogy for a Loved One

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This is a magazine for professional speakers, and aspiring speakers, but let’s remember that for all of us, some of the most challenging moments will be speeches we make in our personal lives. Those are the ones where it really counts.

2017 35

Laughter – the Best Medicine to Cure a Boring Presentation

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What do great speakers do? Well we could tell you, but, probably better we let David Nihill SHOW you.

2017 26

Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

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PowerPoint has come a long way since the days of bullets and text, but how many people actually realise just how much is possible with this most widely used presentation software? Taking the time to learn just that little bit more than everyone else will make your presentation instantly stand out.

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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

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Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

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5 Ways to Make your Presentation More Visual and Effective

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Visualizing slides (just a fancy word for transforming slides full of text into more visual slides) is a big part of my job, but you don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to apply some basic visualization techniques to your presentations.

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What can Business Presenters Learn from the Best Street Entertainers in the World?

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There’s a 36 year old guy, married with a mortgage and 3 kids. He stands on a cobbled street in London, asking tourists for money.

2017 37

Should You Use Storytelling in Scientific Presentations?

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“Stories are anecdotes and we expect medical technologies to be based on a bit more solid evidence than that.”

How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

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Mobile devices are becoming increasingly capable of doing more than offering the means for checking emails, sending text messages, and playing frivolous games. And of course, they can also be used to make calls!

2016 42

10 Of The Best Tools For Hosting A Webinar

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There are a number of methods used by individuals and organizations to reach a wide audience using the internet. These may include: advertising online using pay-per-click ads, social media marketing, posting a YouTube video of screencasts, demos and events, or simply, conducting a webinar.…

2016 40

RHETORIC – The Game That Will Make Public Speaking Fun

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RHETORIC–The Public Speaking Game™. Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding! And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill.

Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

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Bring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch. We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. The Guru is all of the people who make up our amazing community.… … Presentation Guru Conference Conference featured

2017 30

Spice Up Your Speeches with these 3 Rhetorical Devices

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Many of the greatest speeches in history have influenced their audience on an almost subliminal level.

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How To Prepare For The Unexpected Questions

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As presenters, many of us have been caught off guard during the Q&A section after a presentation. In this article, Jim gives a detailed list of the importance of rehearsal and preparation, and the necessity for speakers to anticipate what their audience may ask.

2016 38

The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

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Do your company presentations hit the spot each and every time? Be honest. If the answer’s no, you may be pleased to know you’re not alone but that doesn’t solve the problem.

2017 30

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – and Why It Matters

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If you have tried in the past to use more pictures in your presentations but you’re not quite convinced, keep reading and take a second look at what’s possible and why it matters.

16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

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What’s the best way to prepare for an argument or debate? Keeping an open mind and preparing for different points of view can help tremendously when you’re getting ready to present your case.

2017 33

The Best Websites for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint Templates

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We have compiled a list of template providers for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint, including some which offer templates that are compatible with more than one platform.

How To Speak – And Get Paid For It!

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Many of our readers and contributors are consultants and small business owners who learned their skill or trade through previous careers and then began to share them using the presentation industry. But how does one transition from corporate life into consultancy?

2016 37

The Best Ways Online To Create An Animated Presentation

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A lot of people rely on static slide decks created using conventional presentation apps like PowerPoint or Keynote. It seems that the use of animations is still perhaps overrated. Many presenters don’t like experimenting with animations, even for their PowerPoint slides, as they like playing it safe.…

2017 31

5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

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Presenting better than the norm gives you a clear competitive advantage in your field. If you present slightly better than the norm in your industry, firm or profession, you’ll tend to stand out. If you stand out, you’ll get a reputation for being capable in so many more areas than that.…

2017 31

Why My Clients Will Pay $2000/hour for PowerPoint

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For many in the presentation industry, deciding on an appropriate hourly rate to charge clients can be frustrating. How to determine how much your time is worth as a business can be incredibly difficult.

2016 38

Present in Four Places at the Same Time

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Technology has completely changed the way presenters can get their message out to an audience. New digital mediums have opened up opportunities for speakers to broadcast thoughts and ideas to the entire world from virtually anywhere.

2016 35

What Do You Think About Having Notes When You Present?

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We’ve published a few articles on presentation preparation , but we’ve never addressed the use of notes when presenting. It’s exactly the kind of issue that the Guru was set up to tackle. Should a presenter use notes? What will the audience think?

2016 36

The Sales Presentation Paradox

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For many businesses, the task of creating visual presentations can be seen as a chore – despite their importance. Far too often a weak set of slides is thrown together with little preparation which leads to disaster.

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10 Essential Items For The Presenter On the Go

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If you are a professional presenter, motivational speaker or someone who has to give presentations frequently, you might want to use your own presentation kit.

2017 30

The Questions You Need To Ask To Really Know Your Audience

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The ability to connect with your audience is imperative when presenting.

How To Get Instant Feedback From Your Audience

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Getting your audience engaged is the most important things you can do when presenting. We once published an article on Zeetings, a program that lets the audience become part of the story by using an interactive program directly from their smartphones.

2017 30

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

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Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

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What can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world? While we’ve detailed the importance of sales pitches and how to spread your message through digital mediums before, we’ve never really looked into some of the more successful combinations of the two.

2017 30

Why Comparisons are Bad But Can Be Made Good

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Will you ever be a great presenter if you don’t believe in your own ability and worth? A great deal of the advice around Presentation Skills is focused on actual Presentation Techniques.

2017 15

The Easiest (And Most Effective) Way To See How You Really Present

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From maintaining good body language to speech preparation, we’re continuously trying to help our audience improve their abilities when presenting.

It’s Got to Be Perfect – or Does It?

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The use of the word ‘perfect’ in regards to public speaking is a quick way to halt improvement. Most of our readers have had that one speech that went off without a hitch, but to deem it completely flawless can lead to complacency.

2017 27

The Science of Calming Down an Anxious Presenter

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It was Jerry Seinfeld who pointed out that people’s fear of public speaking was such that if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy!

2017 22

Ten Top Tips for your Speech to the Office Party

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The Presentation Guru team would like to wish all of our readers Happy Holidays, and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick start the festivities than with a holiday speech article from Gavin and his colleague Peter Watts Paskale.

2016 29

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking in 6 Mostly Easy Steps

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Presentation Guru is dedicated to helping professionals communicate with real impact in pursuit of whatever they do. We want designers to design, speakers to speak and teachers to teach to the absolute limit of their imagination.

2016 28

Look Effortlessly Expert as you Present with PowerPoint

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Most speakers want to look effortlessly in control when they speak: in control of their subject, their nerves and their technology. In most cases, controlling the technology is the bit that even the most experienced presenters get wrong.

2017 21

How to Find the Right Speaking Coach For You

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How on earth do you find the presentation coach you really need; the presentation coach who is going to really understand you and will help you be the presenter you always wanted to be?

2017 15

Is Your Sales Presentation Fit For Purpose?

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From preparation to execution, sales presentations can be difficult to manage. Previously, we’ve published some tips for pitching in general, but in this article Simon delves deeper into the underlying problems with sales presentations today – and tells us how to address them.

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