Presentations

Shane Koyczan and Engagement

Engagement happens when something draws you in and makes everything else go away, even for just an instant. I woke up early to write this morning, then spent about forty five minutes watching Shane Koyczan.  Some may call that procrastination, I do not.  Because if I could redo this early morning, I would have done the same thing.

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From bullet point to beautiful: Stephanie Evergreen on slide reboots

Sitting in the audience for Rodney Hopson’s keynote at the 2012 American Evaluation Conference in Minneapolis, one thing immediately stood out. Those were some gorgeous Power Point slides. It was a heavy topic (Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance) and my expectations for something visually appealing in a conference keynote were pretty low.  But…

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Creating an entry point for complicated topics

At the end of last week I reached out directly to the members of my email list to learn some of the things that they’re struggling with right now.  I had a great response and received some nice detailed replies, which I really appreciate. What did I learn?  Most of you are not really focused on the web…

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4 reasons to have a blog, even if you don’t blog

Have you considered including a blog? …I don’t want a blog. Just curious, why not? …I don’t have the time to add something else to my plate. -Conversation I’ve had, way too many times… While you might not have time to blog (verb), having a blog (noun) takes no time. A blog (noun) is not…

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Why your online presentation’s context calls for focus

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…

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Make your website irrelevant, take the circus approach

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…

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