Three good reasons to distribute your handout after the presentation

Speaking about Presenting

In my last post on presentation handouts I suggested that it’s best to distribute your handout before your presentation. The comments to that post identified three situations when it makes sense to distribute your handout after the presentation. Have you got another good reason for distributing handouts after the presentation? As not everyone wades through comments I’ve decided to highlight them in this post: 1. Surprise. Mike Slater. To Distribute Free Pet Food to Those on Public Assistance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  By the end of this month, will be distributing free pet food to those on public assistance, reports CBS in Dallas, Texas.  Low-income families will no longer have to choose between feeding the humans or the animal companions. 

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PowerPoint Tip: Align & Distribute for consistency

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

To make it easier, I used a feature that is one of the subjects of today's tip - the distribute feature. Aligning, having multiple objects lined up at the top, bottom or along one side, and distributing, having multiple objects evenly placed either horizontally or vertically are two important tasks that are hard to do by hand. Fortunately for all of us, PowerPoint has two features, the align and distribute features that automatically do this for us.

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Distribute horizontally or vertically. On the Format tab, click Align in the Arrange group and then choose Distribute Horizontally or Distribute Vertically, depending on your needs. Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a slide, you may want to make them equidistant.

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Now 3 Jane Genova blogs distributed by's Kindle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  This blogs, along with [link] , has been distributed by's Kindle.   Thank you.    Again, we did it.     UPDATE:  Now, my third blog has also be selected to be available to Kindle users Download CareertransitionsKindle.    That site is [link]. 

Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the SlideDocs

Duarte Blog

When you’re having a meeting where you need to foster consensus – try doing something similar to Amazon: distribute a short document with helpful information about the subject-at-hand, which people can take the time to read before discussions begin.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter's Kindle links to and distributes this blog - for a fee.  Good news, readers.    You are in good company.    Of course, you continue to have free access.    Thank you for helping make this site in-demand.

Anatomy of landing a client on the Web

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Recently, I wrote a business letter for a client in Russia who is trying to land distribution deal with an American company. About 70% of my new training and writing gigs come to me through my website. The rest are from referrals or my marketing.) Other writers have asked me how a client from Russian [.]. Marketing Your Services Search Engine Optimization Search engine optimization SEO writing for the web

Workshop: Getting Your Book to Market Using Print on Demand (Kitchener)

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The workshop will also look at what various POD companies do (for you) at what price, and outline the kind of distribution you can expect from POD companies. This workshop will define POD, spell out how POD works, reveal the author’s responsibility (other than writing the book) and discuss the steps authors can take to prepare books. Workshop will be held in Kitchener.). Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Workshops, Seminars & Online Courses Paul Lima print on demand workshop

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Distribute the handout at the beginning of your presentation. Some people are concerned that if they distribute the handout first, people will stop listening and start leafing through it. Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation.

Self-publishing takes work…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If books sales are part of what you want, then consider Ingram Spark as that will get your book into wider distribution. The first question to ask is where and how do you want the book distributed? That will help you determine the company (companies) you use to distribute your book. You may also want to look at other ebook distribution channels such as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and the iBookstore (Apple) or aggregate distributors like Lulu or Smashwords.

The flipped meeting

PowerPoint Tips

This would be distributed in advance of the meeting. At the Presentation Summit, I heard Patti Sanchez , SVP of Strategic Services at Duarte, talk about slidedocs, which are slides that are used as short documents. One use she mentioned was for pre-meeting reading.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 16, 2013: Since 1991-92 there has been no set formula for providing funds for PA schools. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year.

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65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year. 65% of all funds now distributed in this school year are based on statistics from the 1989-90 school year. Then they must provide for a stable and predictable method of funding, which insures the equitable distribution of Commonwealth resources.

Self-publishing takes work – a self-publishing primer

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If books sales are part of what you want, then consider IngramSpark as that will get your book into wider distribution. The first question to ask is where and how do you want the book distributed? That will help you determine the company (companies) you use to distribute your book. You may also want to look at other ebook distribution channels such as Nook (Barnes & Noble) and the iBookstore (Apple) or aggregate distributors like Lulu or Smashwords.

What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

Box and Whisker: A box and whisker chart distributes data into quartiles, showing the mean and outliers. It’s time for me to talk about PowerPoint 2016, since it’s been out for a few weeks now. Here’s a screenshot of it. So, what’s new?

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Create a quiz in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Test everything before distributing your quiz! Did you know that you can create a quiz in PowerPoint? You can create a simple quiz in PowerPoint using just hyperlinks. It’s simple because it doesn’t require any programming and you can’t grade it.

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Should You Write an eBook?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  They used to acquire, edit, print, distribute and market books.    The publisher will print the book, distribute it to the 5 big wholesale distributors, and market it aggressively in the hope of earning that advance back.    The issue here is that you need to find some way to distribute and market your book, since the web is vast and growing faster every day.  Should you write an eBook?    Should you publish one? 

For the Thrill of It and More - The End of Jason Mark Sims' Legal Career

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sims has taken a plea for distributing child porn. It's for the excitement.    That's what a psychologist, who previously had worked in the corrections system, told me. Now he was in private practice.

10 lessons,10 years into blogging The Eloquent Woman

The Eloquent Woman

I'm so pleased that speeches from the Index have been distributed by the Girl Scouts of America, professors, teachers, coaches ,and speechwriters, with their troops, classes, and clients.

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Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

The house is built using recycled or donated materials and welcomes 800-1,200 trick-or-treaters each year and is also a glow necklace distribution house to help kids remain safe on Halloween.

Your Audience’s Audience

Duarte Blog

Of course, most of us don’t have the luxury of recording our presentations and distributing them to millions of people. In 2006, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stood in front of an audience of software developers and thanked them for building applications that run on Windows.

How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Distribute articles to websites to reach your target audience or write articles for print publications. You can automate much of the distribution of the content between these different sites.

Famous Speech Friday: California State Senator Janet Nguyen's silencing

The Eloquent Woman

Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced in the Senate was revived, and at the state's Republican convention the following weekend, "I stand with Janet" stickers were distributed. Maybe we should change this to Famous Silencing Friday?

Quiz Marketing in Professional Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The list of questions was widely distributed. Quiz marketing is nothing new. Way back when, nonprofit Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attracted new members with its quiz about drinking habits.

The Ripple Effect

Manner of Speaking

Because of that contribution, extra vials of vaccine can be purchased and additional personnel can be hired to distribute them. Have you ever tossed a pebble into a lake when the water was completely calm? Although the pebble is small, the effect is large.

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Public Speaking for Introverts: 6 Essential Tips

Duarte Blog

Find the place that’s evenly distributed between both, then gently press your toes on the floor. Susan Cain is the author of the New York Times bestselling book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking , which is being translated into 30 languages. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed more than 3 million times and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite TED talks and by the New Yorker magazine as one of five key talks.

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[Podcast] From Presentation to Print with Clint Greenleaf

Speaker Launcher

What about book distribution? What about book distribution? 11:00 After you’ve written the book you still have a long way to go, especially when it comes to distribution. 32:26 Distribution is often the key factor in picking a publishing model. You’ve finally written that book that you’ve worked on for so long! Ok, now what? Where do you go to get it published? Who handles publicity?

Book review: Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies

PowerPoint Tips

Learn about printing and distributing presentation in various formats, including video. If you use Office on the Mac, this book is for you! Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This book is for anybody who has or is considering writing, publishing and distribution an ebook, and will save you hours of time and frustration. Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to publish a book, by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch.

Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

Manner of Speaking

And if, for whatever reason, your speaking time is cut, you can simply state that although you will not be addressing Topics X and Y, they are covered in detail in the handout that you will distribute. A while back, I wrote a post about why speakers should stay on time when giving a speech or presentation, and how failing to do so is a sign of disrespect. I encouraged speakers to finish on time or, if possible, before their allotted time is up.

Make the most of your meetings

Kuhnke Communication

Next, sit upright, with your weight evenly distributed. Distribute your weight equally between both legs (i.e., Elizabethkuhnke's Blog Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Home About Elizabeth Boost Your Confidence!

From NASCAR slides to "Any questions?": 8 kinds of slides to delete right now

The Eloquent Woman

Save it for when you distribute copies or publish your slides independently on the web, but don''t show it in your live presentation. Lately, I''ve been coaching several speakers getting ready for industry conferences--hired either by their companies, or the conference organizers.

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The New-Form Press ReleaseTakes Talent, Tone, Timing: Question is will client take this risk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In addition, they are not formatted to be distributed by way of the usual players such as PR Web or PR Newswire.    The budget-challenged also adopt do-it-yourself distribution methods.

Interview: Paul M. Wood – Transmedia Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

However, transmedia storytelling can be a low-cost re-purposing existing video and audio digital content for multiple distribution channels. Transmedia storytelling is a hot topic. It’s a form of storytelling where multiple platforms tie together to tell a common story. It has been heralded as “a new storytelling form that is native to networked digital content and communication channels.”

Presentation Props - Advertisements

Great Public Speaking

They can be read aloud, projected, or distributed as handouts. Cut the ads out and photocopy for distribution as a handout or make them into slides and overheads. You can concoct fake ads, or use real ads that are funny in your presentation.

How an Assistant Can Help Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Working with a Presentation Assistant An assistant can help your presentation in several ways.

Use the Pareto Principle for More Powerful Presentations

DeFinis Communications

First, it’s important to note that the point of the 80/20 Rule is to help you realize that most things in life are not evenly distributed, including your time resources. The 80/20 Rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, helps explain the power of simplicity.

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Jessica Pettitt: Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Embrace Your Points of Distinction Jessica distributed index cards and asked us to write down points that differentiate us as professional speakers. The afternoon speaker at Saturday’s Northern California NSA Chapter meeting was our own chapter member from Eureka in the far north of California (and National NSA Board member) Jessica Pettitt, CSP. Jessica’s program challenged us to consider what differentiates us from other speakers or trainers in our niche.

Famous Speech Friday: Huda Shaarawi at the 1944 Arab Feminist Conference

The Eloquent Woman

But I can''t help but chuckle at her tiny zing in this remark on male "generosity," and I wonder if her listeners did too: However, the man who alone distributes rights, has kept for himself the right to legislate and rule, generously turning over to his partner his own share of responsibilities and sanctions without seeking her opinion about the division. Huda Shaarawi may be best known for one simple act than for any of the speeches she gave in her life.

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Presentation Handouts – DO’s and DON’T’s

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

After distributing your handout, encourage your audience to take a moment to flick through them and to reassure themselves that they contain plenty of. As a presentation skills trainer and public speaking coach, I often get asked about how best to use handouts during a presentation. In this post, I’d like to share my responses to the most common questions my students ask on the topic of presentation handouts.