Making presentations with an iPad. It’s time.

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Some months ago I blogged about presenting with an iPad. At the time I was still tiptoeing into the world of Keynote and tablet-based presenting. I’m upgrading my recommendation from a cautious “give-it-a-go” to an enthusiastic “go-for-it” After three months of extended experiment with the iPad/Keynote combo here are my thoughts: All that’s in the news, in your presentation. Most of my original caveats about iPad presenting still stand.

How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. The smartphones are out in force; it is not unusual to see laptops, netbooks or tablets out and being utilized as well; 3) Eyes looking up. So how do you effectively open a speech or presentation? . There are a number of effective ways to open a speech or presentation. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais.

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? Here is a list of the seven “sins” of poor presentations—all of which focus on the mistakes made when speakers prepare for their presentation incorrectly. The audience depends on you to be lively and energetic during your presentation.

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How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen. seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc.

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7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? Here is a list of the seven “sins” of poor presentations—all of which focus on the mistakes made when speakers prepare for their presentation incorrectly. The audience depends on you to be lively and energetic during your presentation.

Held up? Time to resource a presentation web library

The Presenter's Blog

Technology used well can bring extra impact to your presentation. Take a look at TED and you’ll find people using laptops, tablets, and phones in new ways to help them tell their stories. How will you integrate it’s message into your presentation once the video has finished?

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How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

•People typing on laptops. Lackluster openings bore audiences, but there is a way to begin your presentation that will make audiences take notice: skip the formalities and say something that immediately engages them. Drawing your audience into your presentation is important.

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How your smartphone can help you become a better presenter

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

With Christmas just passed, and smartphones and tablets reported as the most popular presents, I thought it might be helpful to think about how these technological marvels can help become a better presenter. 1) Recording your presentations. Awareness is the key to unlocking our ability to change and improve, but many presenters are unaware of what they do well and what they do that is distracting or irritating to the audience. Presentation Skills Public Speaking

Presentation Insight: Using Amazon Storybuilder to outline a presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Late last year Amazon Studios introduced a tool that will be helpful for presenters. How would their tools relate to presentations? Like the stories that film makers tell, our presentations should tell a story. The P in the RAPIDS acronym stands for Presentation Outline.

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PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I brought a lot of cables and equipment because I was doing a live demonstration of how you can create a video for your web site using visuals you create in PowerPoint. I normally don’t carry that amount of gear with me, but I do carry more than just my laptop and remote. In today’s article I want to talk about three pieces of equipment that help me present successfully when travelling. I carry a 12 foot VGA extension cable in the bottom of my laptop bag.

New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

Just like a carpenter has a box of tools, each appropriate for a certain job, we speakers have access to a presentation tool kit filled with things that can help us to better communicate our message and engage our audiences.

Using video in a presentation: 7 steps to success

Max Atkinson

The first was that I found myself giving a few tips to a Twitter follower on how to use video in a presentation. The second was reading an interesting post by Lily Latridis on the Fearless Delivery blog , entitled Video in a Presentation can be a Big Mistake.

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Successful preparation is the basis for a successful presentation

PowerPoint Tips

When you find out that you need to give a presentation, your first step should be preparation. What are the steps of preparation for a successful presentation? Brainstorm and collaborate ideas for the presentation. So you think your presentation can be 30 minutes long?

Tip: You and your visuals

Pivotal Public Speaking

Using visuals of any sort in a presentation has to be as unobtrusive as possible. This may mean arranging them in the order in which they will be presented. It may mean practising the presentation so that you know automatically where to reach for something. During these practice sessions, work out how you will move around the visual supports and equipment. Think about how you will work with the laptop or the overhead projector – standing beside, or behind?

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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WEBINARS Advanced Webinars 23 Feb How to Present While People are Twittering Posted by Tamar Weinberg > This is a guest post from esteemed presentations and speaking expert Olivia Mitchell. People used to whisper to each other or pass hand-scribbled notes during presentations.

Where were you when the tech went out?

More than PowerPoint...

— and a nifty state-of-the-art presentation system. Except that 5 minutes into the presentation, the brand new computer system decided it needed to do a Windows update. The night before, I had rehearsed my presentation. Sure, I had a thumb drive and a laptop as a backup.

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My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

Unhitch yourself from the laptop with a wireless presentation remote. Visuals Make your flip chart notes portable when you carry a lightweight table top easel pad. It''s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Six Presentation Lessons from Grey’s Anatomy

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In the episode, three doctors present cases from their past in order to teach other doctors key lessons (you can watch the episode, titled The Time Warp, online ). I think as presenters we can learn some good lessons from how these doctors did their presentations. Lesson #1 is to not send your laptop image to the projector until you have the correct image ready. Lesson #3 is to aim for a conversation with the audience and use visuals only when they enhance the story.

Thinking of doing a Hangout? Read this first!

Speak Schmeak

Nope, just good ol'' fashioned presentation advice, but the kind you need when you''re going to be on camera. Just a few simple adjustments would have made this presentation so much better, and I would have been able to focus on the content rather than the distractions of the visuals.

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Presentation Handouts: Are They Useful for Your Audience?

Professionally Speaking...

Most presenters at most presentations give handouts to the audience. So why are we, as presenters, so committed to sending our audiences home, laden with paper? And the presentation handout was born.

How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have about 30 seconds to make it happen. If you haven’t caught their attention yet, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc.

*New* 2Day VisualStory Workshop – June 27 & 28

Duarte Blog

When you combine the persuasive power of the spoken word with memorable visuals, your ideas become unstoppable. You’ll walk in with an idea and leave with that idea developing into a persuasive visual story. This could be an old one in need of a rewrite, or new presentation.

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Review: Targus Bluetooth Presentation Remote

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Over the past several months, I’ve seen the ads for the Targus AMP11US Bluetooth Presenter for Mac from Targus. To date, I’ve been using the Keyspan PR-US2 Presentation Remote. Tags: Grab Bag Presenting

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Holiday gift list for speakers!

Speak Schmeak

Unhitch yourself from the laptop with a wireless presentation remote. Visuals Make your flip chart notes portable when you carry a lightweight table top easel pad.

Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

There to make sure your presentation gets the results you want. These are your visual supports. They support your presentation, underscore its impact, give power to your points. It may be that in the culture of your organisation or of your audience, impact will be created by your visuals. In creating visual supports, be sure that your material can be seen by everyone in the room. It may be better to have a display that people can look at after the presentation.

Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

There to make sure your presentation gets the results you want. These are your visual supports. They support your presentation, underscore its impact, give power to your points. It may be that in the culture of your organisation or of your audience, impact will be created by your visuals. In creating visual supports, be sure that your material can be seen by everyone in the room. It may be better to have a display that people can look at after the presentation.

Interview: Paul M. Wood – Transmedia Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

This might put your video used at trade show presentation on a massive screen into a format suitable for a laptop or smart phone. After a decade making niche-busting films for Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco Systems, Paul is now calling upon his diverse background as both visual artist and technologist to bring storytelling into the twenty-first century by producing tales which cross not only genres but platforms and delivery systems as well.

TEDxUCLA: The good and the great

Speak Schmeak

And as the day went on, I appreciated being surrounded by others taking notes on laptops and iPads. DO: Use compelling visuals and examples The speakers at this conference had some of the more effective examples and images that I've seen.

PowerPoint Tip: Solve your presentation delivery problems

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

After you have planned your presentation and created persuasive visuals, you need to prepare to present your presentation. I’ll start with a good presenter evaluation feedback form I featured earlier this year from Jim Endicott of Distinction Services that you can find here. As you look at the specific items that Jim suggests we use to evaluate presenters, pay attention to those parts of each item that are underlined.

Two unconventional (okay, downright weird) anxiety techniques

Speak Schmeak

Conversation buzzes as students’ fingers busily craft dollar signs, cars, nursing caps, laptops, initials, “stick” people, etc. I’ve relied on this anxiety-reducing method as one that works far more than the traditional textbook recommendations, such as visualization and deep-breathing.

How social media remixes public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

Today, the tools for sharing what's happening, live and in real time, are right in your mobile phone or laptop. Related posts: Tweeting at meetings gets controversial What speakers can learn from Twitter hecklers Creating tweetable presentations Rebooting your events Handouts no more!

10 Presentation Tips From Steve Jobs’ iPad Launch

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Steve Jobs is rightly regarded as a master of the presentation universe. How many presentations get that level of global PR hype, both before and after the event? No ever-present logo bars, event titling or other clutter. The focus is on you, the presenter, with no distractions.

The naked speaker: How to present naked

The Eloquent Woman

Editor's note: Marion Chapsal coaches and trains business executives in presentation and leadership skills, and blogs about those topics. I had not anticipated I would spill my coffee on my laptop, the day before, ruining my unsaved ppt. It was the best presentation ever.

Worst & Best in Legal Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Connecting the laptop to the projector is still an issue, especially in situations where the projector is not your own and you don't know what resolution it may be. I don't advocate eliminating animation, in fact I suggest careful use of it in my book " The Visual Slide Revolution ". Not taking time to check your slides before you present and having information from a previous client presentation show up seems to plague some people.

What do you do when you run out of time?

PowerPoint Tips

Most presentations have a time limit. Before every presentation, memorize the last slide number. When you have 5 minutes left to speak and you’ve promised a Question & Answer period, just type that slide number on your laptop, and press Enter to go to the last slide. If you regularly overrun your allotted time, you need to practice and time those practices before you present. I include an invisible link to other presentations, in case I run under time.

12 ways to get the most out of a speaking or presentation training session

The Eloquent Woman

Here are a dozen things you can do to make sure you can get the most out of your next presentation or public speaking training session. It's fine to come to training with a particular presentation in mind. If your visual image is of concern, wear what you'd wear to a presentation.

eLearn: Best Practices

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. Using looping slides is a great way to convey important information and keep attendees entertained while theyre waiting for your presentation to begin. Be creative in your use of visual appeal.

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Home Presentation eBook Blog About Best Posts Content PowerPoint Nervousness Delivery Audience Contact Browse > Home / Audience / 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool March 1, 2009 by Olivia Mitchell Welcome to this blog - my aim is to make a difference to the success of your presentations. Olivia Today, I presented a session remotely at the Presentation Camp at Stanford University, California.

Interacting with your audience using an audience response system

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

There were no wires, just a box of little keypads, each about the size of a pocket calculator and a USB “dongle&# that plugs into you laptop. the result is almost instantaneous visualization of the audiences’ views in graphical format. The Presentation Doctor.

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Using looping slides is a great way to convey important information and keep attendees entertained while they're waiting for your presentation to begin. Be creative in your use of visual appeal. Just as you would in a live presentation, tell stories and give specific examples-but in a webinar you'll need even more visuals to engage the audience. Use more slides than you would in a face-to-face presentation. Tags: Public Speaking & Presentations