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Add a QR code to your presentation

PowerPoint Tips

The code contains a link, usually to a URL. Then you use a QR reader app on a smart phone, which scans the QR code and displays the URL as a link, so you can visit the page. Do you put your website’s URL on your first and last slides?

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Trending Sources

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. That person can then click the URL to download the file. You’ll see the presentation open in your browser and its URL in your browsers address window.

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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

For a sales webinar, don’t use a URL until you’re at the point of making your offer and then — of course — use only the URL of the sales page.

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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. The problem with putting URLs in your slides is that though the intent may be noble, the end result is the opposite of what was intended. On the second slide, we have a list of URLs.


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. You can just upload the presentation to a web server and give people the URL so they can download the presentation file. Get your presentation on the Web? Why and how?

Drudge Report Headlines with Death of Hashtag (ponders if business abandoning social)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead, 41% of the commercials directed viewers to the organization's website URL. The Drudge Report has shifted its attention from Tom Brady as The Greatest. The current headline focuses on business - specifically the promotions part.

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! I’ve used GoToWebinar for many years but a friend (thanks, Sheila Finkelstein!) introduced me to Zoom.

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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.

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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. When citing a website article as a source, the organization, college, or agency rather than the URL is given.


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.

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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]. So, if you were citing a recent post from my own blog, it would look like this: DeVito, J. 2013 April 30). Interviewing exercise. Web log post]. Retrieved from htpp://


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. Instead of waiting for presenters to wake up and read the good advice of presentation experts, I want to harness the audience. The campaign lets the audience fight back—and help presenters.

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

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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. Then click Create New Meeting and you’ll get a URL to put in your invitation. Online meetings are more and more common these days.

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. Would you hire this handyman? This is my slightly-too-artful re-creation of a sign on a truck I drove by on Tuesday.

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. Here's a useful and easy social-media option speakers can use to put their slides into the hands of the audience right away--even if there's no projector or the projector's not working.

New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

At the back of the hard copy you'll see an iStockphoto page which has a special url that will take you to the Presentation Zen 2nd Edition iStockphoto page. Four years ago my first book Presentation Zen was published by Peachpit Press.

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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.) Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like.

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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!!! No question email communication has become a way of life. For some people, it has completely replaced the phone.

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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! The best website contest has become one of our most popular blog features. We’re looking for websites that have all of the key marketing components.

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! Flash is Adobe’s animation software (although Flash actually does a lot more than just animation). Geetesh’s webinar will explain the benefits of adding Flash content to your PowerPoint slides.


Digital - Shifting Traffic Patterns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There, our blog URL is converted to a LinkedIn one. On Twitter, our blog URL isn't converted. There are those of us bloggers who repurpose our posts on LinkedIn Update. There is where the action, that is the heavy traffic, is happening right now. 


A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

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.

[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. Josh has some great, strategy-rich advice for making it not just in the education […]. The post [Podcast] Tapping the Education Market with Josh Shipp appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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. Increasingly, there is an expectation that the job entails increasing the exposure of what we write for their sites by repurposing them on our own.

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." (Editor's note: I've updated this post, one of the most popular ever on the blog, because this question just keeps coming up. 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.

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.) Name is required to post a comment Please enter a valid email address Invalid URL BLOGS THAT LINK HERE I want to speak at your next event!

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. I’m proud to announce that DeFinis Communications is now included in the blog hub, Speaking Pro Central.


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. I’ve started to use recently. myBrainshark is a free presentation-sharing site.

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). Some academics have written a paper about tweeting at conferences (thank you @tonyramos for tweeting about it).

Managing Your Image Library

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Source URL. That last field is a calculated field, meaning it takes the license, credit, and URL fields and creates a string of text for attribution that you can use in your slides when attribution is required.

Five Platforms for a Classroom Back-channel Chat

To set up your chat area just select a name for your room (that name becomes the url for your chat area), how long you want your room to exist, and select an optional Twitter hashtag for your chat area. To invite people to your chat area send them the url.

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. As of April 1, 2014, all new articles and information will only be located on my website at and items will not also be posted here.

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.  Like being on LinkedIn and Facebook, a personal blog is, more or less, a must. 

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

Seths Blog Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

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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. After some painful feedback, I read books and studied slides that I thought looked great, noting the techniques and layouts they used.


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? If not, maybe it’s time to conduct an evaluation to determine why it is not attracting new clients.