Conference presentations are great because you have some control over the context. You can adjust the lights and quiet the room. You can walk around, carrying the gaze of your audience with you. At this moment, how are you reading this post? Are you sitting in your office staring at a desktop screen filled with tabs and […]
What would rather have? Option A: 100 people experience your online presentation, but you only have proof of 30. OR Option B: 50 people experience your online presentation, and you have proof of all 50. I’m guessing you chose option A. Here’s a second question, is that your reality? Time and time again, online presenters […]
Ever go to a conference and get completely overwhelmed by the number of presentations. Try as you might but with only so much time, and the desire to catch up with old friends, how many sessions do you actually attend? Maybe you give presentations. Too bad yours had to be on Saturday afternoon, up against […]
Anyone can totally trash a boring bullet-point laden presentation slide deck. But it takes someone special to turn that boring slide deck into something sleek and noteworthy. Stephanie Evergreen, who led AEA’s potent presentations initiative, is one of those special people. I asked Stephanie about some of the common mistakes she sees on a regular […]
When you need an image for a power point presentation or a training document, what do you do? My guess is that you turn to Google, ultimately ending up with something that sort of fits. Next time try something new. When you need an image, reach for some markers or your camera or open the […]
It’s interesting how a new frame can alter your perspective. I was recently re-watching Nancy Duarte’s TEDx East talk from last year. If you’ve never seen it, or would Ike to re-watch, I’ve embedded it below. In it she talks about the structure of presentations given by great presenters. The presentations essentially have a heartbeat […]
Like everyone else, I love to hate on some Power Point. But it’s not the null. The presentation null is not the tech but the format and style of most Power Points. Presentations that are built in many little chunks and regurgitated in much the same way. Bullet points are just a by-product of the […]
How often are we given undivided attention? Then, when we get it, how often do we waste the moment on a boring presentation?
The problem with Power Point is pretty simple. If you use it the way it wants you to use it, your presentation will probably be lame. Now if you just use it to show off cool cartoon slides, that’s a whole different story.