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

Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation. It was a presentation that will be given to nurses at a nursing school and I thought I’d share my experiences with you. The organizer warned me, “Ellen, the presentations look like a ransom note!”

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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.”

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Introducing the 2017 Presentation Guru Conference

Presentation Guru

We set up Presentation Guru (the “Guru”) to help people share their expertise, skills and knowledge with the world. … Presentation Guru Conference Conference featuredBring an idea and leave with a world-class Pitch.

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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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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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A Fast, Easy Way to Add Images to Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Subscribing to pricey image libraries is probably not something the everyday presenter would consider.

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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.

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. Over the years, Duarte’s studied thousands of effective presentations that have kept audiences engaged, engrossed, and even on the edge of their seats.

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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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Find a Presentation Designer Here

Speaking about Presenting

Are you looking for a presentation designer? I’ve been asked so many times if I could recommend a presentation designer that I’ve decided to publish a list of PowerPoint and Keynote slide design companies and freelancers. Rick Altman, Better Presenting.

The why of presentations–getting results

PowerPoint Tips

To get the best results from a presentation, you need to think about the “why.” ” Why are you doing the presentation? What is the goal of the presentation? The context of the presentation was that the reporters were there because of the Beatles.

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Hans Rosling: Doctor, Professor & Presenter Extraordinaire

Presentation Zen

His presentations, always delivered with honesty, integrity, and clarity, were aided by clear visuals of both the digital and analog variety. He was a master statistician, physician, and academic, but also a superb presenter and storyteller.

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How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

Presentation Guru

There are a plethora of apps and methods that can be used for creating, editing and presenting presentations using smart devices.… … Projectors Technology Apps & Add-Ins presentation technology

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The 3 Legs of the Better Presentation Stool

Presentation Guru

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

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5 Ways to Make your Presentation More Visual and Effective

Presentation Guru

Visualizing slides (just a fancy word for transforming slides full of text into more visual slides) is a big part of my job, but you don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to apply some basic visualization techniques to your presentations.

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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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What's the cost of a poor presentation?

Executive Speech Coach

Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.

Presentation Myths

Professionally Speaking...

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.