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5 Tips for Handling Questions During a Presentation

Questions are a normal part of any presentation, whether you’re leading a workshop, speaking at an industry conference or presenting your marketing plan to an executive. I’ve scoured the four dusty corners of the web to assemble this awesome list of tips for … Continue reading

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Don’t Build Slides Until they Pass the “Coffee Test”

Want to build a presentation that will grab attention and hold it until the end? Want to make sure it goes viral? Then don’t build slides until they pass the “coffee test”. The coffee test comes from Robert McKee, author … Continue reading

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Amazing Example of a Boardroom Presentation Using PowerPoint

There are many examples online of beautiful but simple ballroom presentations. But as business people, it’s hard to find inspiration for complex boardroom presentations. This report on the U.S. debt by financial analyst Mary Meeker is a shining example of how to use PowerPoint effectively … Continue reading

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Storytelling in the boardroom, part 1 – the power of storytelling

“Storytelling” is a hot topic in the presentation world. Whenever I tell people that I wrote a book on how to use PowerPoint in business, their number one reaction is: “I’ve got to get that book. I need to learn … Continue reading

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Are business leaders asking the right questions?

This Forbes.com blog post by Steve Denning argues that in some companies, business presentations are merely a ritual meant to impress the next level up, rather than a productive use of time to make products better for customers. It is … Continue reading

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9 tips for handling tough questions during that exec presentation

You have an upcoming executive presentation. People in the room will develop opinions about you and your ideas based on your PowerPoint slides, which you have carefully prepared, and your presentation skills, which you have refined over the years . They … Continue reading

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9 tips to nail your next exec presentation

Remember the last time you presented to an executive? How did it go? Did you get what you wanted? Did the exec? Did you nail it or just stumble through? When the meeting ended, did the exec think more highly … Continue reading

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