Category Archives: presenting

Quit Boring your Audience: the Best Way to Get them Interested

The typical advice to presenters is almost guaranteed to bore your audience to death: think about what you want the audience to think/feel/do differently after your presentation. Well meaning advice. But completely wrong. We’ve all been to those presentations, haven’t … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Unveils iCloud Reading (Gasp!) Text Slides

Presentation guru Steve Jobs would never unveil iCloud reading the text right off his slides. Would he? Fast forward to (3:17-3:55) and (6:10-6:47) and see for yourself. Isn’t that what SourPointers say is a cardinal sin: reading your slide text? If there’s text on … Continue reading

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7 Predictions for Presentation Design

Someone recently emailed me and asked this intriguing question: what trends do you see in presentation design in the next 1-3 years? I thought the question was thought-provoking so I list below the 7 trends I see in presentation design. 1. … Continue reading

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The Foundation For All Great Presentations – Plan On Paper First

Carmine Gallo posted the best PowerPoint tip you’ll ever get on the Forbes.com blog today. And, in truth, this advice is so simple and so profound, it will forever change the way you build presentations – if only you’ll follow it. … Continue reading

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My Presentation is Boring! Now What?

Nick Morgan answers an important question on the Forbes.com blog: how do I keep it interesting when I have to present a bunch of dry technical facts? Dr. Morgan’s advice is timely (read it here) given that many business presentations are … Continue reading

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Which slides can you swap for a S.T.A.R. Moment?

Does your presentation include a S.T.A.R. Moment – Something They’ll Always Remember? This is a concept introduced by Nancy Duarte in her book Resonate. I was recently reminded of the power of S.T.A.R. Moments when I ran across this Southwest … Continue reading

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My favorite Dilbert video on PowerPoint

This is my favorite Dilbert video. It’s hilarious because it’s true. 1. Business audiences don’t read text documents. PowerPoint is replacing text documents in many businesses. Why? PowerPoint breaks ideas into discussion-sized chunks. PowerPoint forces brevity on writers. PowerPoint supports … Continue reading

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