22 tips for effective video presentations

Manner of Speaking

These days, an increasing number of presentations are delivered, not from a stage, but in front of a computer screen. Presentations via videoconference on … Continue reading → Video public speaking Skype video conference video presentations ZoomThe audience is live but dispersed across offices and cities or even countries and time zones.

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Use triggers to create interactive presentations

PowerPoint Tips

As a presenter, you can: Ask them questions. You can also integrate your audience into the presentation itself. For example, you can create a menu slide that links to other parts of the presentation (or other presentations) and let your audience decide the order of the presentation.

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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.

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Choosing a Presentation Remote Control

Presentation Guru

I had a kick-ass presentation prepared for my seminar on “Managing Equity Funds”. … Hardware Technology featured Presentation Hardware presentation technology Remote Control

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 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. The post 6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 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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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…. Tell Stories in Your Presentations

Presentation Guru

In the latest in my occasional “How to…” series, we’re going to discuss how to tell stories as part of your presentation.

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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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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.

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A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Duarte Blog

We rarely think about whether presentations are the right way to communicate; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day. Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication.

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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.

2017 176

Presentation Tip: Powerful Closings

Professionally Speaking...

Durante knew how to keep the audience's attention until the last moment and end his presentation memorably. We, as business presenters, need to learn to do the same. So that means: No trailing off at the end of your presentation: "Well, I guess that's about it.".

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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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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?

Seasonal variation in presentation

The Presenter's Blog

Our world, that is, except for the world in which we make presentations. Presentations happen in a sterile land free of seasons. How can you take advantage of that thought pattern to increase both the pleasure and the memorability of presentations?

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What Makes a Great Business Report Presentation?

Presentation Guru

… Inspiration Visuals Elsewhere on the Web Presentation Design Visual Aids Visual Language

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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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6 Design Ideas for a Killer Presentation

Presentation Guru

At some point in our lives, we all have to make a speech or present something to an audience. To present something comfortably and confidently requires plenty of preparation. (This article contains affiliate links).

23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations

SlideModel

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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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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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.

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Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps

Duarte Blog

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. The post Overcome Presentation Anxiety Easily with These Steps appeared first on Duarte. Audience Presentations anxiety Delivery nerves nervous presentationYou feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will see. There’s an [.]

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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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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

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Presentation Tip: Don't Memorize

Professionally Speaking...

Memorization doesn't work so well for presentations. Yet far too many times, presenters -- novice and experienced alike -- resort to memorizing their material. Ironically, of all the preparation techniques for a presentation, memorization is the riskiest.

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