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Use Your Body Language to Rock Your Next Presentation

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When tasked with giving a presentation to an executive audience, and you will in one way or another in business, it’s important not only to have something worth saying, but also being effective in how you communicate your ideas.

How to Use an Empathy Map to Understand Your Audience

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As a presenter, one can tend to focus too much on the final presentation, missing one essential ingredient in the mix, empathy!

2018 76

How to Prepare a Listing Presentation: Guide for Real Estate Pros

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Do you want to close more leads on a regular basis? In that case, you may need to level up your communication skills. To win more listings, move on from having a polite “pre-sales” chit chat with prospects to doing full-scale presentations of your services.

What is a Business Model Canvas?

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Based on the work of Alexander Osterwalder, a Business Model Canvas , or BMC for short, is a diagram used to visualize a business model; it allows structured organization and a quick method of evaluation and reflection on the effectiveness of a Business Models. The Role of the Business Model Canvas.

2018 72

23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations are not usually known for being engaging or interactive. That’s often because most people treat their slides as if they are notes to read off and not a tool to help empower their message.

How Customer Experience can Make Your Brand Successful

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For a business to run successfully, it is important to have satisfied clients. It is not only the quality of the product or service that matters but how customers perceive a business and if the expectations of the customers are met.

The Essential Guide to Making Timelines

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Timelines are used for a variety of purposes by people across different professions.

2018 72

How to Create a Great Investor Pitch Deck and Close the Deal

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If you’re a start-up, then you probably already heard the term “pitch deck.” ” A pitch deck is a PowerPoint presentation and it’s intended to showcase your company’s product, opportunity, team to potential investors. Pitch decks are your companies elevator pitch in a presentation. Often used to help convince investors to raise capital.

2018 73

How To Choose the Color Scheme for a PowerPoint Presentation

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First impression is the last impression, and rightly so. In almost every facade of life, and especially in professional areas.

2018 63

How to Boost Productivity using the Pomodoro Technique®

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Digital devices have helped us master one art in particular more than all others, procrastination! Many analysts are now arguing the strain on productivity that digital devices are causing. To boost productivity and to enhance the quality of work, it might be time to go Pomodoro®.

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

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Data – a term used to classify the facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. As short and crisp the word may sound, today it has a full-fledged study that revolves around it.

2018 63

Presenting a Force Field Analysis to an Executive Audience

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A Force Field Analysis is a principle, which was developed by an American psychologist, Kurt Lewin. It looks at to opposite forces influencing a situation to help assess the best course of action. At an organizational level, a Force Field Analysis might be used for making essential decisions.

How To Use SWOT Analysis or SOAR Analysis

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Introduction. The SWOT and the SOAR models are business management tools used as organizational frameworks to enhance business performance. In recent times, many organizations have used both methods while others have substituted one strategy with the other.

How Parkinson’s Law Can Make Your Presentations Better

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There are times when even the best presenters procrastinate their work until the very last moment. And then, suddenly, they get a flow of ideas to complete their slide deck and present like they have been preparing for it since ages.

2018 56

How to Effectively use the 20/60/20 Rule for Your Audience

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As a presenter, you are looking to influence people and get your message across. However, a minority of individuals can sometimes ruin the prospects of a good presenter. It is not only essential to deliver a good presentation but it is also important to win hearts and minds during the process.

2018 52

How To Present a 5 Why’s Root Cause Analysis

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The regular rut of life or the professional wheel, problems can leave you fumbled and dumbstruck at any bend of the road. Mostly unforeseen and uninvited, some problems can have you at your knees while others can bring you to the wits end in an instant.

How to Write an Effective Quarterly Business Review

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If you are walking down the street to establish yourself as a business advisor, there are some aspects that you will have to pay attention to. The Quarterly Business Review is an important concept you would need to ponder upon. Let’s take a quick look at what these reviews are and their importance.

2018 52

How To Do a Proper Thesis Defense Using the Right PowerPoint Presentation

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Writing a thesis is stressful but preparing an oral defense can be even more painful. But it doesn’t have to be, with proper preparation and a good presentation you will be able to better equip yourself come time to present your thesis defense. But what makes a good thesis defense? A proper presentation helps you with your thesis defense because it helps you to capture the panels attention and give you cues and reminders on what to say as well.

2018 60

Powerful Storytelling and Professional Visuals to Make your Business Grow

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. Introduction. Any business that is willing to create a powerful brand must engage in a robust storytelling and professional visuals. Stories are an important aspect of the everyday lives of people. People have been telling each other stories since immemorial times.

2018 52

How To Create a PowerPoint Presentation for Investors

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If you are presenting a PowerPoint presentation before potential investors, it’s important to cater for each and every minor aspect of your presentation.

2015 77

Quick Tips to Kick-Out Boring Bullet Points

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Using alternative bullet points delivers a powerful impact on your audience. Stamping out bullet points from the presentations is one of the most challenging task while preparing business presentations, as bullet points use high-value keyword phrases within bulleted content in a structured manner. Yet, at the same time using the basic, black font bullet points will leave a little room for creativity.

2016 61

How To Create a Long Shadow effect for PowerPoint Icons

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Flat and Materialistic design (derived from Google’s Material Design guidelines) are becoming incredibly popular. Presenters, Marketers, Bloggers and Content writers are creating visually appealing content decorated with modern shapes based under this principles to engage their audience.

2015 77

How to Print PowerPoint Slides with Notes

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Before a PowerPoint presentation is to commence, you might be willing to print out your slides for review or to aid you during your presentation. Moreover, if you have speaker notes added to those slides, you might want to have your notes handy with the printed slides.

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How to Edit PowerPoint Templates in Google Slides

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If you are thinking to make a switch from Microsoft PowerPoint to Google Slides Google Slides (formerly known as Google Presentation), here we will show you how easily could be to start a new presentation in Google Slides by reusing an existing PowerPoint template.

2015 69

The Presenter’s Guide to Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

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Introduction. The Porter’s five forces analysis framework is one of the tools that is used for analyzing the competition within a business industry. It is a simple yet powerful tool that most businesses utilize in identifying their strategy’s potential profitability. One of the biggest threats to startups or established businesses is competition. The five forces analysis framework model usually assumes that there are five forces that influence any chosen sector.

How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations in PowerPoint 2013

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Many presenters resort to looking for a single PowerPoint Template which can be sufficient enough to cover their entire presentation.

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How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

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PowerPoint presentations are often presented via projectors, where an individual can copy files to a computer which is connected to the projector in the hall. However, sometimes the projector is replaced with a large monitor or TV. There are many ways by which you can connect your computer or mobile device to a TV for presenting your slides.

2016 61

How To Set Time Duration To Switch Slides in PowerPoint

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Usually, presenters use mouse clicks, keys from a keyboard or a remote to switch slides in PowerPoint. However, if you have your presentation well-timed or have to account for every second in a presentation due to time constraints, you might want to make sure that your slides are well-timed.

2015 68

Quick Solutions to Help You Build a Compelling Presentation Deck in Under an Hour

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Introduction. What would you do when you suddenly need to deliver a new PowerPoint presentation by the end of the day? Well, you can jump right in, run your presentation software and use brute force to build a deck from scratch. Or, you can work smarter by: Making a quick assessment of the presentation scenario. Outlining a communication strategy. Using corresponding templates to quickly build professional-looking slides that will help keep your audience glued to your message. Sounds simple?

2016 57

Presenting Business Diagrams: How to Deliver a Strong, Positive Impact

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Business means a lot more than just making profits. For the most part, it is a melting pot where unique combinations of processes, concepts, goals and mantras evolve into brands. The most successful brands — those that generate profits in the most efficient way — are those whose stories resonate most with their internal and external audience. For a narrative to attract a positive response, it must first be understood by the people it means to persuade.

2016 55

How to Record a Presentation in PowerPoint

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When it comes to recording a presentation in PowerPoint a presenter might be looking to record a narration with the slides or to simply create a tutorial with web cam input and narration.

2016 56

How to Use PowerPoint to Spruce Up Your Content Marketing Campaigns

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PowerPoint not only rules the presentation industry, it also helps make content marketing much easier. For one thing, a lot more people — hundreds of millions at least — know how to use PowerPoint better than other visualization tools like Photoshop, After Effects or JavaScript. In fact, you may be among the large number of people who discovered their modest digital design skills while playing around with this venerable software, the industry standard since launching in 1990.

2016 53

150+ Free PowerPoint Slides to Make Great Visually Appealing Presentations

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As our content catalog has grown, we have started to publish free PowerPoint slides every new week. Our free slides have had a very good adoption and we could also notice the number of free downloads is increasing over time.

2015 56

How To Save a PowerPoint Slide As a Picture

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PowerPoint slides sometimes need to be saved in the form of images. This might be the case when you may be looking to extract content like maps, charts, diagrams, photos, etc.

2015 60

PowerPoint to PDF – Borderless PDF Printing with Mac OS

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The documents printed in PowerPoint may wear an unwanted white border space or margin unless we configure the proper page size and scale options. In order to create borderless when exporting PowerPoint presentations to PDF format, you can follow the steps below.

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How To Make Curved Arrows in PowerPoint

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Curved arrows are perfect for making PowerPoint diagrams and to point towards objects and images in presentation slides. There are a number of methods by which you can make curved arrows in PowerPoint by following just a few easy steps. Making Curved Arrows in PowerPoint.

2015 56

How to Open a PowerPoint Presentation on Android

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Viewing PowerPoint files using an Android device has become easier than it was just a few years back. There are a number of easy methods that you can use to open a PowerPoint presentation on Android.

2015 52

How To Show Guides & Ruler in PowerPoint 2016

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PowerPoint 2016 was recently introduced in the market as a Preview release available for Mac users. The UI is pretty close to the flat version featured in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows and most of the features available in the Windows version seems are now available for Mac users as well.

2015 56

Four reasons to stop using PowerPoint

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Many of my speaker colleagues reject the use of slides. They say slides are boring, prevent engagement, and distract the audience away from the speaker's message. And yep, they do.

2018 206

A fashion tip for women speakers

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When it comes to giving fashion advice, I am on thin ice. When it comes to giving fashion advice to women, I have fallen through the ice and am flailing about waiting to be rescued. But on one point, I … Continue reading → Logistics Christine Bleakley Christine Lagarde lavalier lectern Marissa Mayer Microphone presentations public speaking Sheryl Sandberg

2018 195

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

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“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” ” — Charles de Gaulle. Quotes for Public Speakers Charles de Gaulle pauses public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes silence

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5 Books for Public Speakers

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I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

2018 195

4 layouts that always look good-video training

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In my bestselling e-book, Slide Design for Non-Designers, I cover 4 layouts that always look good. These are for slides that have a title and an image. The layouts make it easy to quickly create a professional-looking slide.

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