5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide Presentation

Why almost all presentations should be persuasive

PowerPoint Tips

Do you think of yourself as a persuasive presenter? If you present project updates, maybe not. ” And as a student of mine, Corporate Training Coordinator Kathy Loch Klein, wrote me after taking my High-Persuasion Presentations Program , “It worked!

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide Presentation

The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year

PowerPoint Tips

The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year. This online workshop has been a major event in the presentation world for a long time, with past speakers like Nancy Duarte, Cliff Atkinson, and many more. 14 Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations.

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

Manner of Speaking

Good blogs aren’t … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Uncategorized Emma Bannister Jim Harvey Nancy Duarte Nick Morgan Presentation Guru presentations public speakingIn his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.

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Handouts for data-heavy presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Not all presentations can be full of photos. Sometimes, you need to present data — lots of it. While I do think that presenters sometimes dump more than necessary on their audience, consider this scenario. But he/she wants you to present it.

Presentation design trends

PowerPoint Tips

Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication and presentation expert, trainer, and award-winning author. Over the last 22 years, he created thousands of presentations that results in improved success rates for his clients. Use infographics sparingly in your presentations.

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

Manner of Speaking

Good blogs aren’t … Continue reading → Public Speaking Resources Uncategorized Emma Bannister Jim Harvey Nancy Duarte Nick Morgan Presentation Guru presentations public speakingIn his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain.

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Never do this on the day of a presentation!

Manner of Speaking

Most of the session was interactive, but it began with a 45-minute presentation for which I used some slides. Everything had been prepared well in advance, the slides were simple, I knew … Continue reading → Preparation computer upgrade macOS High Sierra Presentation public speakingYesterday afternoon I had a four-hour speaking engagement.

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Presentation Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

Duarte Blog

So, before everyone headed out on holiday vacations, we asked a few Duartians to tell us what they saw in the presentation industry during 2017, so that we all could better understand what 2018 holds. The bar is getting higher for presentations across the board.

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8 secrets for a presentation that makes an impact

Manner of Speaking

My friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, has created this slide deck that is currently featured on the home page of SlideShare. Timo asked me and seven other speaking professionals from around the world for one tip to help … Continue reading → Slide Presentation presentations SlideShare Timo Sorri

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Sales presentation strategy

The Presenter's Blog

What is your primary goal in making a sales presentation? So why do so many sales-presenters try to conceal the fact? If you want to make the audience doubt your credibility then attempting to conceal the primary purpose of your presentation would be an excellent place to start!

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6 Presentation Mistakes Every Professional Should Avoid

Duarte Blog

So began my in-flight conversation about presentations and presentation mistakes. is way too exuberant when he presents.”. So, I began every workshop by asking attendees to jot down presentation challenges at their company. Make the audience the hero of your presentation.

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The Myth of the Perfect Presenter

Speaking about Presenting

Margaret Nixon was my embodiment of the “Perfect Presenter” Who is your “Perfect Presenter”? Do you have a Perfect Presenter in your life? Maybe your Perfect Presenter is: Funny like Sir Ken Robinson. The Perfect Presenter never makes a mistake.

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The life-changing magic of tidying up your presentations

Manner of Speaking

This is no ordinary, annual clean-up; this is a methodical full-on assault to go through all of our … Continue reading → Book Review Preparation audience content Marie Kondo Presentation public speaking The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpAs I write this post, my wife and I are approximately three weeks into a massive effort to tidy up our home.

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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

Manner of Speaking

I am excited to announce that the third annual Master the Art of Presenting will take place on 20-21 October 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. A few years ago, my good friend and presentation design expert, Timo Sorri, was staying over at our home … Continue reading → Public Speaking Business Public Speaking Resources Delivery Havain Master the Art of Presenting presentations public speaking Timo Sorri

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How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

” …just read the name of your presentation and go to the next slide. How do you start a presentation? Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level! The post How to start a presentation appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

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Presenting = Communicating = Training

PowerPoint Tips

But if you do more persuasive presentations, it may not be obvious. No presenting happens without teaching or training. I once asked why, since I don”t think that trainers make up the largest segment of presenters as a whole. Have you had training for your presentations?

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How to convince executives that presenters need presentation skills training

PowerPoint Tips

They’ve been reading this blog — and others — about how to create powerful, persuasive presentations. How do you convince executives that they are hurting themselves when they present? And that their sales reps and internal presenters are also having a damaging effect?

The Sales Presentation Paradox

Presentation Guru

For many businesses, the task of creating visual presentations can be seen as a chore – despite their importance. Far too often a weak set of slides is thrown together with little preparation which leads to disaster.

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How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

Duarte Blog

That’s excellent life-advice, and it can also help you when you’re trying to write an audience-centric presentation. There is one simple guiding principle that you should keep in mind as you’re creating your presentation. Presenting remotely comes with unique challenges.

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Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

I think it’s fascinating to understand the variety of reasons why you present. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. Why do you present? Presenting helps me get promoted at work.

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11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Preparation Uncategorized audience Guy Kawasaki Presentation public speaking simplicityFiled under: Preparation, Uncategorized.

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Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. My e-book Slide Design for Non-Designers was originally an online presentation, but I’ve sold many more copies as an e-book. But how do you turn a presentation into a report or e-book?

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Start your presentation BIG

PowerPoint Tips

Presenters often ask how to start a presentation. Start your presentation BIG. Here are some ideas for expressing the BIG picture: Explain why you came to do this presentation. Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level!

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The flipped presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s say that you’re giving a presentation that requires you to provide a lot of detailed information to your audience. Many presentations are technical, data-based, or complex. Many presenters print — or make a PDF of — the slides as handouts.

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10 tips for improving your presentations & speeches

Presentation Zen

In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern presentations. The title of the talk is "10 Ways to Make Better Presentations: Lessons from Storytellers."

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Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer. Now let’s create a sales presentation enthymeme by chopping out sections: Enthymeme A: ? + by Peter Watts.

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Presentation nerves

The Presenter's Blog

Beating presentation nerves can seem like a battle; a no-holds-barred FIGHT to overcome your fears. First point to be aware of: Presentation nerves can never be eliminated, and it would not be desirable to do so. Second point to be aware of: The tangible bodily sensations that come with presentation nerves, can be easily managed if we understand the mechanics that create them. Do any of the following affect you when presenting? Coaching yourself after a presentation.

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9 tips to design presentations for webinars

PowerPoint Tips

I recently gave a presentation on this topic at the Presenters Network meeting in Manhattan and thought I’d share with you my points for designing presentations for webinars. Webinars have many advantages over live presentations: No travel (time or cost).

2 reasons and 5 easy steps to convert a PowerPoint presentation to EXE

PowerPoint Tips

A PowerPoint PPTX file is what you use most of the time for your presentations. The recipients of your EXE presentation will be able to view it with or without PowerPoint installed on their computer. The Publish Presentation window opens.

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Can a slidedoc ever be a presentation?

Presentation Guru

In scientific presentations, pre-made slides are a bane and a boon at the same time. Some journals offer all the figures from publications as slides, but it’s usually as a single unalterable image, which make the slide often unsuited for presentation.

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10 Ways to Interact With Audience Members While You Present

Duarte Blog

Presentation expert Clif Atkinson tells a great story about a 2009 education conference where two speakers got very different reactions from their audiences. In fact, while he presented, bored attendees started a “backchannel” on Twitter.

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13 Steps to a Killer Presentation

Speaker Launcher

We talk a lot about the importance of having a killer presentation. The post 13 Steps to a Killer Presentation appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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How to Design a Presentation like Apple

Manner of Speaking

It is a creative way in which to enhance a presentation with images. As I watched the video, it occurred to me that many of the principles that Jobs and his colleagues at Apple have embraced when designing their products hold true for a well-designed presentation.

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.”

Presenter roles: What role do you play?

PowerPoint Tips

As presenters, we play various roles. Who gave you the assignment to present. I think that all too often, the “presentation police” ignore the variety of situations that presenters face when they present. Another obvious example is a sales presentation.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

The same thing is happening to how we deliver presentations, with tablets and even phones becoming potential delivery devices for mobile presenters. Just flip open, and there’s the presentation ready to go. Highly usable presentation software.

Closing A Speech or Presentation, Part I

Matt Eventoff

Here are three effective techniques for closing a speech or presentation: Whether taking a company public, introducing a new product to market, delivering a new lecture or simply leading a team meeting, the conclusion is crucial to the success of any address It is the final impression to you will leave your audience with. Stay tuned next week for Closing a Speech or Presentation, Pt. For ideas on how to effectively open a speech or presentation, please click here and here.

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Every time you have to give a speech or make a presentation, do this calculation

Manner of Speaking

It’s a simple calculation that should take 30 seconds (or less if you use a calculator) but the result is always … Continue reading → Motivation Preparation calculation Presentation public speaking SpeechHere’s a practice to develop with regard to your public speaking. It’s something that I started doing many years ago.

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