Create presentation handouts using Notes pages

PowerPoint Tips

Many presenters want to offer handouts (usually after the presentation) but when the slides don’t include a lot of the content, the all-too-common solution of sending people the slides (printed or as a PDF) doesn’t work well. Here are the steps: Save your presentation.

Recovering from a memory lapse during a presentation

Manner of Speaking

The people at Visme have designed a simple infographic with eight tips to recover from a memory lapse when delivering a presentation. I like the tips, … Continue reading → Delivery memory lapse pause Presentation public speaking VismeThey expand on these points in a blog post that you can read here.

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Make your next presentation your best yet

Manner of Speaking

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

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.

2014 141

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

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10 tips for setting up on the day of your presentation

Manner of Speaking

I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— You’ve prepared your presentation and you’ve arrived at the venue well in advance of your start time.

2018 148

23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations


PowerPoint presentations are not usually known for being engaging or interactive. Your presentation slides are there to help bring to life the story you are telling. The key thing to remember is your presentation is there to compliment your speech, not be the focus of it.

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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!”

2017 147

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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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

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!

2014 158

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.

2017 170

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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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations. While there are many courses and books on the technical side of how to create slides, there is very little material available on how to create effective slides and presentations. Nowadays, we often automatically haul out PowerPoint when asked to do a presentation.

2017 109

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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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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How to… Present in a Team

Presentation Guru

Working with a co-presenter (or more than one) comes with its own set of potential problems and in this article, the third in his ‘How to…’ series, Stephen Welch look at the special challenges that team dynamics create. … Performance Co-presenting featured Practice

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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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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 155

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.

2017 141

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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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

2016 147

Hostility in the Presentation Design Industry

Presentation Guru

In a close knit industry such as presentation communications we don’t really have competitors. … Working practices Elsewhere on the Web Entrepreneurs Presentation Industry WorkloadThe average person doesn’t even know our service exists.

2018 60

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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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!

2017 134

Infographic: How to deliver a world-class presentation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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

11 Steps to a Killer Presentation

Manner of Speaking

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

2016 158

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 108

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.

Group Presentations

Professionally Speaking...

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 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 post How to Open a Speech or Presentation appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets.

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

How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation

Duarte Blog

While planning a presentation, it’s tempting to include everything you know. The post How to Develop the Best Big Idea for Your Presentation appeared first on Duarte. Audience Presentations Tips audience Big Idea Nancy Duarte point of view presentation storytelling

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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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Presenters, Be Thankful For These 4 Things

Professionally Speaking...

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

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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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 100

How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People

Duarte Blog

If you’re not analytical by nature but have to give a presentation to a particularly analytical audience, it’s important to toe the line between knowledgeable expert and impassioned storyteller. The post How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People appeared first on Duarte.

2018 79

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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