A Radical Presentation Idea

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect&#. In this blog post from 1 July 2010, Seth proposes a radical new approach to giving a presentation with slides. consider, at least for a moment, a radical idea: A slide every 12 seconds. That’s at least four distinct ideas, but more often, each of those ideas has three or four sub ideas to it.

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Three ideas from improv to improve your speaking

Speaking about Presenting

By practicing the exercises you condition your brain to come up with ideas spontaneously and to use story structure, physicality, humour and emotion. I’ve just finished a four day improvisational comedy course for speakers.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. Try out a couple of ideas. I have more detailed information on shadows in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 here and here.

Watching highlights from the third 2010 election debate makes me wonder (again) whether they're a good idea

Max Atkinson

But they haven''t yet asked me what I think should happen in 2015 - even though I''ve blogged extensively about why I think it''s not a very good idea.

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PowerPoint idea: Introduce a panel of speakers

PowerPoint Tips

To fill the shape with the picture, do the following: In PowerPoint 2007 & 2010, in the Fill category, choose Picture or Texture, then click the File button. In PowerPoint 2010, click the Animations tab.

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13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Handouts are a great place to help people put ideas from your presentation into action. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation.

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4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

In speaking to a group, adapt this idea. For other ideas about how to open your presentation, check out my post: Three levels of presentation opening: Which should you use? In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation.

4 ways to move people from attention to engagement

Speaking about Presenting

In speaking to a group, adapt this idea. For other ideas about how to open your presentation, check out my post: Three levels of presentation opening: Which should you use? In my last post, I argued that you already have attention at the start of your presentation.

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

Speaking about Presenting

There are many ideas in Resonate which will be familiar to students of the art of presenting: tell stories , have a big idea , create a logical persuasive structure. In this post, I explore the less-talked about ideas from Resonate.

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

Speaking about Presenting

There are many ideas in Resonate which will be familiar to students of the art of presenting: tell stories , have a big idea , create a logical persuasive structure. In this post, I explore the less-talked about ideas from Resonate.

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

Speaking about Presenting

In Brain Rules , John Medina argues that we learn and remember best when we: Start with the key ideas and, in a hierarchical fashion, form the details around these larger notions. This is rarely a good idea. A long time ago I attended a presentation on ostrich farming.

Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted

Speak Schmeak

Writing is formal, structured, permanent, with longer sentences and paragraphs, and ideas organized through grammar and punctuation to get our meaning across. We employ nonverbal communication to emphasize words, act out scenes, paint pictures and express the emotion behind our ideas.

Desperately Seeking Inspiration

Manner of Speaking

Here are some ideas that I tell people when it comes to stimulating our creative juices: Turn the computer off. Note down your ideas with a pen or pencil. It is full of ideas and exercises on why creative thinking is important and how to stimulate it. (In Ideas come from trouble.

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The Psychology of Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Studies such as these suggest people accept ideas more readily when their minds are in story mode as opposed to when they are in an analytical mind-set.

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The Top 5 PowerPoint Slide Makeover videos of 2010

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Use the ideas in this makeover to show a full screen photo that increases the impact of your story or analogy. But with the need to explain more complex issues to a broader audience, you are regularly going to have to include definitions in your presentations, and this makeover gives some good ideas. #5: Use the ideas in this makeover to reveal the portions of the infographic one at a time to keep the focus of your audience.

Do It « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

First Impressions Do It Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: December 22, 2010 In: Confidence | Lifestyle Comment! How often have you had a great idea, a vision or dream of who you want to be, what you want to do, or where you want to go? Remember: Ideas without action stay inert.

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Think less. Act more.

Speak Schmeak

I have a lot of great ideas, but I neglect to take action on them in a timely way, especially the books I'm writing.

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The Eloquent Woman's top 10 public speaking posts in 2010

The Eloquent Woman

Here are the 10 most popular posts from 2010 on The Eloquent Woman blog: "How do I establish credibility as a speaker when my age and looks work against me?" Solid suggestions, links and ideas follow to help the young and the expert claim and hold their ground.

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

In the comparatively small world of startups presenting to VCs, a new presentation app might seem like a great idea.

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My favorite posts from 2010

Dahle Communication

Two years ago I wanted to have a website up where I could talk about my ideas regarding communication. I've had a lot of ideas over those past two years and it is time for another year in review. In fact, the Decker blog once again put Obama on the top 10 worst speakers in 2010. If you want a quick run-down of my thoughts on communication, you can take the abridged version and check out last years top posts list and then check out this years.

Should you say “thank you” at the end of a presentation?

PowerPoint Tips

I do like the idea of not making “thank you&# your last words, though, and leaving the audience with a final, uplifting point. There’s a great discussion going on at The Official Toastmasters International Members Group on LinkedIn.

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How to fight the urge to overload your audience

Speaking about Presenting

This idea is developed further by Cliff Atkinson in his book The Backchannel. Do you try and cram too much into your presentation?

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Everything you wanted to know about freelance writing: Chapter 9: Discovering More Article Ideas

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

While you can generate scores of article ideas through clustering, it is good to look at external sources for article idea inspiration as well. Doing so will broaden your perspective and open your mind to other possibilities.

What's the point of speech contests?

Speak Schmeak

I ran my ideas past Rich Hopkins , my fellow presenter and speaking coach. I've been wanting to talk about it for a long time, mostly the idea that, in order to have validity as a speaker, one has to win contests.

2010 34

13 communication and life tips that children teach us

Presentation Zen

When you are in the moment and truly engaged with your work and your ideas, the idea of trying to impress others is an uncomfortable distraction. (7) Show your enthusiasm. 8) Remain open to possibilities and "crazy" ideas.

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Are you fueling your audience's distraction?

Speak Schmeak

This is one of the best illustrations I've seen for why you don't want to put all your ideas on one slide! When you put all your ideas on the slide, you are asking for audience distraction. A couple of weeks ago, I took a class on healthy sleep habits.

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The need for connection & engagement in education

Presentation Zen

If one of the goals of education is to "have a lively exchange of ideas," the depersonalized one-way lecture seems to be an outdated method for stimulating this exchange. Anyone who wants to make better presentations should be interested in how people learn.

2010 33

Presentation: A few minutes with John Cleese on creativity

Presentation Zen

Below is an excellent 10-min video clip from a presentation by John Cleese expressing a few of his ideas on creativity. But if we are racing around all day with a busy mind, Cleese says, we are not going to have many creative ideas.

2010 31

Shorter is Better « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Voice Nice and Nasty Shorter is Better Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: November 9, 2010 In: Executive Presence | Public Speaking Comment! Let’s talk about this idea of “Shorter is Better.&#

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How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

For more ideas on moving such as mapping your structure, showing a timeline, and picking a storytelling spot, check out this post 9 ways to use space in your presentation.

2010 31

How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

For more ideas on moving such as mapping your structure, showing a timeline, and picking a storytelling spot, check out this post 9 ways to use space in your presentation.

2010 31

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

Lots of ideas here. This idea comes from Garr Reynolds, who wrote the international bestseller Presentation Zen mentioned above. More ideas on finding the right words can be found here and here. A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. A speech is for the audience and about the audience. Always. B - Bo oks. There are so many resources available these days for public speakers. Invest a small amount of money in yourself and pick some up.

Storytelling through Social Media

Duarte Blog

Come join Nancy Duarte at ad:tech SF on April 21st, as she speaks about transforming ideas into action through storytelling and amplification via social media. Storytelling through social media is just one of the topics us Duartians are exploring for 2010, and we want to hear your thoughts! Have you ever thought about what you’re doing when you update your Facebook page, change your LinkedIn profile, or tweet ? You’re telling a story.

Tips for creative success from Pixar

Presentation Zen

I like the way Nelson expresses his ideas on stage and connects with his audience at this Apple Education Leadership Summit, but it's his ideas that are really the takeaway here. When you know others will try to make your idea better, not just shoot it down, you become free.

2010 22

3 Tips for Connecting Authentically

Duarte Blog

The more you want your idea to be adopted, the less camouflaged and concealed it should be. That’s what will draw attention to your ideas. If you intentionally connect those emotions with your idea, the audience will accept your perspective more readily.

2010 21

Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Ideas for technology integration in education. January 5, 2010 10:35 PM Drew Green-Howard said. January 6, 2010 6:16 AM Mr. Byrne said. skip to main | skip to sidebar Free Technology for Teachers A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.

Stop automatic compression of pictures in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint Tips

Selecting an image in another program and pasting into PowerPoint is not a good idea. Luckily, PowerPoint 2010 doesn’t automatically compress pictures when you save. A reader wrote me the following: I import graphics from InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

2010 18

Speaking from a script doesn't have to sound scripted

Speak Schmeak

Writing is formal, structured, permanent, with longer sentences and paragraphs, and ideas organized through grammar and punctuation to get our meaning across. We employ nonverbal communication to emphasize words, act out scenes, paint pictures and express the emotion behind our ideas.

2010 21

Need a last minute gift for your favorite Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

As she explains, STAR is a presentation device that drives home the big idea of a presentation for the audience. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences , by Nancy Duarte. Nancy Duarte gives us a reason to Resonate.

2010 31

If George Lucas designed your presentation

Speak Schmeak

George Lucas founded ILM when he began work on Star Wars , because he had ideas for visual effects in his head that hadn't yet been invented. In the documentary, "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible," the birth of the modern special effects industry is celebrated.