Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

Photo-editing features in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

PowerPoint 2010 added some new photo editing features that let you do a lot of your work right inside PowerPoint. In this video, I discuss 3 features on the Picture Tools Format tab: Corrections. Watch this video to see how you can use these new features for your photos. Color. Artistic Effects. Ellen Finkelstein can train you or your team to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education.

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Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

” This article written by Emilia Benton, a copy editor from the Special Publications of Houston Chronicle Media Group, features some of my ideas about the value of public speaking skills for career development. Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.”

Featured Speaker: Jeff Zelaya

The Speaker Point

Jeff is business development specialist who runs online marketing workshops for businesses and college students. He is the Founder of Florida Public Speaking and runs the site bestpublicspeaker.com. I asked him about how he started and how he handles the challenges of public speaking. Who are you? Jeff Zelaya What do you do? I’m a

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

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

It’s Prezi and here I interview CEO Peter Arvai about the new collaboration features they turned on last night and also see some of the ways you can use Prezi to make better presentations.

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7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked

Presentation Guru

… Performance Role Models Write Great Speeches Audience Connection Body Language featured Hook your Audience Making it MemorableThere’s nothing worse than realising mid-presentation that your audience is asleep.

6 Common Pitch Deck Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Presentation Guru

… Message Corporate Speaking credibility featured Investors PitchingSo, you have a great idea for a business. Maybe it’s something that will revolutionise the industry you’re targeting, or something that will change the lives of consumers forever. Or maybe it’s something simpler.

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How to Move Hearts and Minds with these 12 Easy Hacks

Presentation Guru

… Charisma credibility featured personal impactMost presenters forget that their job is not simply to explain something, it is to transmit a feeling to their audience. Often, for business audiences, they neither feel nor face anything much that is positive in their worlds.

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The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Oscar Santolalla

Presentation Guru

… Big Five Questions Inspiration Role Models featured Great Speeches inspirationThis community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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Can a slidedoc ever be a presentation?

Presentation Guru

… Case Studies Visuals complex subjects Data visualisation featured Handouts Scientific presentations Slide Design Slide documents Slide MakeoverIn scientific presentations, pre-made slides are a bane and a boon at the same time.

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So You Want to be a Presentation Designer?

Presentation Guru

… Inspiration Role Models Entrepreneurs featured inspiration Leadership Presentation DesignWhat’s Your Goal?

Four Lessons from the Mountain for Every Public Speaker

Presentation Guru

… Performance Confidence featured Nerves Practice preparation Presentation Tips Public SpeakingA 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.

Five Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Visuals Apps & Add-Ins featured PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Software Visual Aids

How to Design a Presentation that will Convince Investors

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Message Visuals Corporate Speaking featured Persuasion PitchingInvestors 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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Rethinking Title Slides

Presentation Guru

… Visuals Write Great Speeches Audience Connection featured Hook your Audience Making it Memorable Presentation OpeningsThe title slide is prime presentation real estate.

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10 Essential Steps to a Beautiful Eulogy for a Loved One

Presentation Guru

… Authenticity Templates Write Great Speeches Eulogy featured Funeral Special Occasion speeches

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Data Needs Context

Presentation Guru

… Message Storytelling Building Arguments complex subjects Data visualisation featured Pitching Presenting DataIs your presentation data meaningful? It’s all about context. Numbers are meaningless on their own. Jude Barak shows us how to share our data in the most effective way.

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What Should I Do With My Hands?

Presentation Guru

… Performance Body Language credibility featured Nerves PracticeMany people will naturally feel uncomfortable when speaking in public, with all eyes upon them.

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The best and longest list of new PowerPoint 2010 features

PowerPoint Tips

My friend, Echo Swinford, who’s a PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) has written up a great list of the new features of PowerPoint 2010. Before making a decision about whether or not to upgrade, read the list !

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Big Picture or Deep Detail? Do both with PowerPoint Zoom

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Visuals featured PowerPoint presentation technology Visual AidsSometimes in our presentations we need big-picture thinking to set vision and direction. Yet at other times, we need to deep dive and drill down into the detail. But what if we need to do both ?

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5 Really Simple and Cheap Ways To Improve Your Presentation Skills

Presentation Guru

… Build Your Skills Performance Confidence credibility featured Practice preparationPresenting 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.

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5 Ways to Make your Presentation More Visual and Effective

Presentation Guru

… Design Principles Powerpoint Visuals Bullet Points featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Slide Design Visual Aids

The Guru’s Big Five Questions – Florian Mueck

Presentation Guru

This community is the Guru. We want to help our readers build their skills as presentation designers, speakers and coaches, learning from a wide range of our colleagues from across the world.

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Data Visualisation Advice to Stop You Drowning in the Numbers

Presentation Guru

… Data Visualisation Charts and Graphs Data visualisation featured Visual AidsHow to engage an audience when data is your story and the fact that data needs context in order to mean anything are two areas that Jude Barak has previously written about for us.

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BBP Featured in Fox News

Beyond Bullet Points

For Cliff’s 5 Essentials for Effective Presentations, check out this Fox News iMag article: [link]. BBP news PowerPoint presentations

Should You Use Storytelling in Scientific Presentations?

Presentation Guru

… Storytelling complex subjects featured Presenting Data Scientific presentations“Stories are anecdotes and we expect medical technologies to be based on a bit more solid evidence than that.”

The Best Websites for Google Slides, Prezi and PowerPoint Templates

Presentation Guru

… Resources Templates featured PowerPoint Presentation Design Prezi Templates Visual AidsWe 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.

Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

… Presentation Guru Conference Conference featuredBring 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.…

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

Presentation Guru

… Performance Understand your Audience Audience Connection featured inspiration Interaction Making it Memorable Practice Role Models street entertainersThere’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.

Public Relations Pros - Clients Still Want To Be Featured In Top Establishment Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To social-media experts, this seems counterintuitive. A poll on PR Week indicates that clients prefer to be covered in top establishment media such as The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – and Why It Matters

Presentation Guru

In this article, Robert Lane shares his helpful and relevant advice on how our brains behave when faced with text over visuals. … Powerpoint Visuals Design Principles featured Making it Memorable Stock Images Visual Language

The Best Ways Online To Create An Animated Presentation

Presentation Guru

… Software Technology Animation Apps & Add-Ins featured presentation technology VideoA 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.

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The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

Presentation Guru

… Design Principles Powerpoint featured Must-Reads for every presentation professional PowerPoint Sales Presentations Visual Aids Visual LanguageDo your company presentations hit the spot each and every time? Be honest.

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16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

Presentation Guru

Here, Sims has written 16 key points to make sure that you’re always ready to represent your idea as efficiently and persuasively as possible. … Logic and Argumentation Psychology Building Arguments featured Persuasion preparation

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Spice Up Your Speeches with these 3 Rhetorical Devices

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Write Great Speeches featured Making it Memorable Presentation Writing Public Speaking Rhetoric Speech WritingMany of the greatest speeches in history have influenced their audience on an almost subliminal level.

10 Essential Items For The Presenter On the Go

Presentation Guru

… Hardware Technology featured preparation presentation technologyIf you are a professional presenter, motivational speaker or someone who has to give presentations frequently, you might want to use your own presentation kit.

This Is What Every Nervous Speaker Needs To Be Told

Presentation Guru

In this article, Jim Harvey identifies 3 new rules to help the less experienced presenter who wants to stand out, to build their confidence and skills more quickly.

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The Sales Presentation Paradox

Presentation Guru

In this article, Simon explains this as The Sales Presentation Paradox, and gives some pertinent advice to make sure your next sales presentation accomplishes exactly what you want it to. … Message Performance Corporate Speaking featured Pitching PowerPoint preparation Sales Presentations

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Data Visualization – The Perfect Combination of Analytics and Art

Presentation Guru

… Data Visualisation Software Visuals charts and graphs Data visualisation featured Visual Aids Visual LanguagePresentation Guru was recently invited to a demonstration by Tableau on how to Make Your Data Make an Impact.

What We Can Learn from the Products that Made History

Presentation Guru

… Build Real Impact Great Speeches Message Audience Connection Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging Events featured Making it Memorable Role ModelsWhat can we learn from great speakers who have had to pitch to the entire world?

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