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Add a QR code to your presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The code contains a link, usually to a URL. Do you put your website’s URL on your first and last slides? What’s a QR code?

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New RSS feed! This one will no longer be updated

PowerPoint Tips

But the RSS feed's URL is different. I have a new blog (using WordPress) which will let people add comments. I think it's a great improvement and I hope you'll think so, too. Please go to [link] and click on the RSS button (the label says "Posts") to continue to get the tips. Thanks

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Easily Personalize Your Direct Marketing Campaigns with Personalized URLs for Each Recipient

Content Marketing Today

As a content marketer, you can target prospects individually with the use of PURLs , which are ‘personalized URLs.’

How to store your presentation in the cloud–for embedding, collaboration, or marketing

PowerPoint Tips

Tip: To share a large file that’s too big to e-mail, upload it to SkyDrive, get the URL and e-mail it to the recipient.

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Sacred Cow #10: Web Site Addresses Are Helpful

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

When use of the Web became popular, URLs started invading slide decks. On the second slide, we have a list of URLs. So, what to do?

Create a video zoom effect from photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I inserted this URL into the page hoping that the video would embed, but can only get the URL to appear. link]. So my 7.5 Add animation.

Comparing webinar services-Google Hangouts on Air, GoToWebinar, and Zoom-and why I chose Zoom

PowerPoint Tips

Zoom and GoToMeeting/Webinar both provide a URL that people use to log in. More and more, presenters are presenting online, using webinar services. So I thought I’d share my experience and maybe comparing webinar services will help you make a choice. I’ve switched to Zoom! introduced me to Zoom. That meant more webcam/video.

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Why you need to get your presentations on the Internet–and how

PowerPoint Tips

You can then display them in a browser and give people the URL. Get your presentation on the Web? Why and how? Would you like a larger audience?

Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Imagine knowing your audience members’ questions while you’re speaking and being able to address them on the spot, before the Q&A. Twitter.

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Textbook Changes

The Communication Blog

Third party URLs are being deleted because of their unreliability. Although this system requires extra clicks for those using a digital edition, the lack of permanence seems to have been the deciding factor in eliminating all URLs except those of the publisher. The reason: permission problems. A more rigid organizational structure.


15 ways I use @evernote for public speaking & coaching speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I can publish the notebook and share an Evernote-generated URL so many can have access, or just share it privately with a collaborator. Genius!

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Citing a Blog Post

The Communication Blog

Retrieved from Blog URL. A number of people—most recently a student from Malaysia—have asked how to cite a blog post. Generally, I think this should do it: For APA style: Last name of author, first initial. Date of publication—year, month, day). Title of blog post. Web log post]. 2013 April 30). Interviewing exercise. Web log post]. link].


Top Tech Tools to Build Audience Engagement

DeFinis Communications

Rather, the attendees use the browser on their smart phone or tablet, enter your unique URL, and then interact with you, sharing input (questions, comments, or ideas) and even voting on other audience members’ input. The good news is that today’s technology tools can help you do that—while you’re speaking in real time. Twitter.

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Join the Campaign Against Death by PowerPoint!

PowerPoint Tips

You can give the presenter the URL for the white paper any way you want. The URL is My new Campaign Against Death by PowerPoint aims to improve presentations skills and reduce the suffering of audiences. The campaign lets the audience fight back—and help presenters. The short version is [link].

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Share presentations online to create instant meetings

PowerPoint Tips

You get a URL to give to attendees. You get a URL to give to meeting attendees and then start presenting. Desktop sharing. Join.Me

Would you hire this handyman?

Speak Schmeak

My recent pet peeve: the billboard or newspaper ad that has a Facebook logo -- indicating the business is on Facebook -- but no Facebook URL.

No projector? No problem. Use QR codes + SlideShare to share your slides

The Eloquent Woman

It's easy for the audience, and much faster than typing a URL. How about you? Share how or when you might use this option in the comments.

New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

Four years ago my first book Presentation Zen was published by Peachpit Press. Above: The front and back covers (click for larger view). Is this true?

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Review of PowerPoint 2013–the beta of the next version of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Note that even Creative Commons images require attribution, so click the provided URL at the lower-left corner to see the source.)

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Are you Missing a Branding Opp?

Speaker Launcher

Every time they see your gmail address, they are NOT seeing your website URL. This is going to be a short post, but it’s a juicy one!!!

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It’s Back! Best Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

To nominate a website, simply post a comment below with the URL. It’s that time again! Is it sticky? memorable). marks. It is just $197!


Flash in PowerPoint–a webinar

PowerPoint Tips

The URL to register is PowerPoint MVP Geetesh Bajaj, owner of, is offering a free webinar called “ Flash in PowerPoint.&# The webinar will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 8am PT/11 am ET, so it’s coming right up!


A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

How about we give this guy the HIGHEST score for not making his speeches convoluted, obscure and overly complicated? In 2005, Congress spoke at an 11.5

[Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp

Speaker Launcher

47:23 What is a platform URL? The education market is different from other speaking markets. Few people have a better handle on what it takes to make in the youth market than Josh Shipp. Josh is a youth speaker, TV host, best-selling author, and frequent media guest. The education market is different from other speaking markets. Listen Now!


New Tools for Your Presentation Toolbox

Professionally Speaking...

You then provide the audience with a short URL that they type into their web browser or a QR code that can be scanned by smartphones.

Independent Content-Providers - Having Your Own Social Media Sites Gives You Edge

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The smart money is now asking us, when we apply for assignments with them, for the URLs of our social media sites.

From the vault: Balancing technical & non-technical for mixed audiences

The Eloquent Woman

The data sets are all available at this URL, but for this morning, I want to focus on this." Here, your balanced formula for presentations.)

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Award-winning filmmaker Lou Douros plans a sequel on whale entanglement. Let’s help!

Duarte Blog

Here, we even made a tiny URL for you: [link]. I love knowing people that have so much passion, they MAKE their dreams come true. Helmet cams.

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Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. Sign Out (URLs automatically linked.) Mission Critical! Ive seen a few great speeches.

Speaking Pro Central

DeFinis Communications

The URL is [link] , and can also be located in my blog roll on the left side of this page.


Interview with Andy Zimmerman, VP for

PowerPoint Tips

You can also create and send presentations with personalized URLS (PURLs) – which is a way to monitor viewing activity without the use of a guestbook.

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag).

Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Source URL. The problem is, however, it becomes a problem keeping track of them all on your hard drive. Background (color). Keywords. License.

Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat

To invite people to your chat area send them the url. Ideas for technology integration in education. TodaysMeet is completely free to use.

All new articles will only be on my website starting April 1, 2014

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you subscribe to this blog via RSS, here is the new URL to subscribe to so you continue to get updated information on how to create effective PowerPoint presentations: [link] I do not plan to maintain this site in the future, so some of the links may end up being broken over time. Today, there are better options.


Personal Blogs: Everything changes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  More and more prospects for assigning us work and employers who could hire us want to know if we have a blog and what is the URL


Seth's Blog: The two elements of a great presenter

Seths Blog Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. Respect ( from the audience) 2. Love takes many forms. Miked?

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New webinar coming up; previous one available as a recording

PowerPoint Tips

Here’s the URL: [link]. The next webinar is Slide Design for Non-Designers. I love this topic, because it’s close to my heart—I’m definitely not a designer. Yet I can create stunning slides (or so people tell me). My story is that my slides used to look awful. The webinar comes with a crazy bonus. Where will I find the time?


Improve YouTube Video Quality

More than PowerPoint...

Here's what you can do, in one easy step: Type &fmt=18 after the video's URL. I wrote about improving YouTube video quality with an easy hack over two months ago. I can't believe this easy trick still works, but it does! Want a better video experience at YouTube? That's it! That's all there is to it! s been a popular post!

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Public Speaking: Attract New Clients with a Blog

Great Public Speaking

Using your preferred domain registrar, confirm that the blog name is available as a domain URL. * Map your registered blog name URL over the URL your blog provider created when you set up your blog. You don't want "typepad" or "blogspot" in your domain URL. Is your public speaking blog working for your business?