10 Things Not To Do In Business PowerPoint Presentation

I haven’t mentioned PowerPoint or presenting in a while, potentially because I am increasingly speaking without the use of slides these days. However, a recent trade show visit put it firmly back on my radar, as I took to the stage and also caught some other speakers. Needless to say, the trip spawned a top […]

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Larry Lessig – Copyright and Great Presenting

I’m a regular follower of TED, watching as many of the TED talks as my Mac can take. The talks range from inspirational to informative, and sometimes they are both. Larry Lessig’s recently posted TED talk is fascinating, both for its content and for the way that he uses slides in his presentation. It was […]

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Are you a Hoarder?

Some of us are born hoarders, we keep hold of everything. As I grew up I was indoctrinated into the philosophy of “keep that, you never know when it might come in handy.” As I got older, and the house became ever more crowded, I realized that keeping everything you might ever need again is […]

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10 Tips for better Powerpoint

As promised, here are 10 PowerPoint tips: If you can put it on two slides, rather than one, then do. Most people put far to much information on a single slide. If you need notes, put them in the notes section. That is what it is for. You can then print and use the notes. […]

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Still not the death of (really bad) Powerpoint

On Seth’s blog, an interesting link to Pecha Kucha (Seth’s post here). Really Bad Powerpoint, which almost sounds like a phrase that should be trademarked, continues to take over the world. What can be done? Seth’s Really Bad Powerpoint is a great starting point. I wish it had been a full book! I was just […]

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See it, hear it – not the death of powerpoint

Very good article over on Presentation Zen: Is it finally time to ditch PowerPoint? The actionable take aways and triggered thoughts for me: The research referenced is a good confirmation that it makes sense to draw a diagram (or create something visual) when talking with people. It helps to create focus. It also assists people […]

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3 Things not to forget in a presentation

There was a post on the Instigator Blog: 5 Phrases You Never Want To Hear In A Presentation, which was picked up over on lifehack.org as What Not To Say in a Presentation. As opposed to things not to say, how about three critical things that you absolutely must not do: Forget your audience. This […]

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