Make your next presentation your best yet

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The infographic captures some important principles from three experts in the field of … Continue reading → Delivery Design Slide Presentation Chris Anderson Guy Kawasaki Nancy Duarte PowerPoint Presentation public speaking TEDThe infographic in this post comes courtesy of the design agency Ghergich & Co. They developed it for Salesforce Canada and invited me to share it with you.

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Presentation Myths

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Yet when I teach the Association for Talent Development''s (ATD) Presentation Skills Certificate program and other presentation courses and workshops, I find myself “busting” a lot of myths about presentation practices. It’s no wonder presentation myths are so prevalent.

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

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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

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

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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

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Launch of Presentation Guru!

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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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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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Start your presentation BIG

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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!

2014 158

The Myth of the Perfect Presenter

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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.

2017 166

The 8th annual Outstanding Presentations Workshop is free this year

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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.

2017 141

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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The life-changing magic of tidying up your presentations

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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.

2017 186

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.

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How to start a presentation

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” …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.

2016 203

Sales presentation outline

The Presenter's Blog

Here are eight ideas for creating a sales presentation outline that targets your sales message onto this specific customer, in this specific moment. Tie your presentation into how you specifically address those issues. Many sales presentations go on far too long. by Peter Watts.

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Why almost all presentations should be persuasive

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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!

2017 134

Infographic: How to deliver a world-class presentation

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Kudos to Hong Kong based Malcolm Andrews for publishing a great infographic on how to deliver a world-class presentation. Public Speaking Presentation Skills

2017 164

Why It Pays to Invest in a Professional Presentation

Presentation Guru

Why would you need to pay a professional presentation designer to create your next presentation? Well they may, but do they know it well enough, and do they know what makes a winning presentation?

2018 67

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.

2017 139

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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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.

2017 109

Master the Art of Presenting 2016

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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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Master the Art of Presenting 2016

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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

2016 141

11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

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

2016 155

Handouts for data-heavy presentations

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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.

4 Principles To Live By When You Design Presentations

Duarte Blog

Today, more than ever, presentations hold the world’s most critical messages. Whether you’re presenting a groundbreaking technology, a new business idea, or raising awareness of a social issue, if the design isn’t carefully thought through, your message could get lost.

2018 81

Group Presentations

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In a group presentation, several presenters need to collaborate and coordinate so they offer a seamless end result to the audience. Here are some tips to help make group presentations effective. Also ensure that each presenter has approximately the same number of slides.

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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.

2018 95

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.

2012 109

Conjuring presentation magic for Halloween

The Presenter's Blog

This Halloween, as little witches and wizards bearing bags begging candy come up to your door, reflect on the thought that every time we take to the stage as presenters, we too join a world of magic and illusion. As a presenters we perform magic not with objects, but ideas and information.

2012 151

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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Watch my PechaKucha presentation!

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Briefly, a PechaKucha is a short, structured presentation, only 6 minutes, 40 seconds long. My presentation is #3 on the Most Viewed tab and #2 on the Most Applauded tab. Click here to find out about training to bring your presentations to the next level!

2016 130

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.

2013 151

Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters

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Now you’ve been asked to be a presenter at an upcoming event. The post Simple Presentation Ideas for First-Time Presenters appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Presenters, Be Thankful For These 4 Things

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As I reflect on all the things in my life I am grateful for it occurs to me that as presenters we have some special bounty for which to offer thanks: 1. But assuming those are covered, the many speaker tools available today can make our presentations more interesting, memorable and polished.

2015 169

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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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.

2017 99

The World’s Worst Research Presentation

Presentation Guru

Is this the world’s worst ever research presentation? … Case Studies Performance Elsewhere on the Web Presentation MistakesWe are indebted to Marc Jadoul for discovering this little gem.

2017 91

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?

Presentation Checklists

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Surely then, couldn't it be useful to help us be better prepared and organized for our presentations? Many fine speakers have been tripped up because they didn't pay enough attention to the logistical details of a presentation.

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