Tag Archives: Keynote

Corporate Templates Can Undermine a Slide Presentation

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. Without question, a well-designed template can make a slide presentation look professional and polished. … Continue reading

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A Lesson From Leo Tolstoy

A valuable lesson for public speakers from Leo Tolstoy’s classic story, “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”. Continue reading

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Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Hilarious PowerPoint wisdom from Don McMillan. Continue reading

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Making Data Meaningful

A brilliant four-and-a-half minute slide presentation that demonstrates how statistics and data can be conveyed so that they have an emotional impact on the audience. Continue reading

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Five Typographical Errors to Avoid on Your Slides

Five typographical errors to avoid on your slides: (1) spelling and grammar; (2) indentation; (3) font size; (4) font style; and (5) line spacing. Continue reading

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

A checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before their presentation. Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back

United States Army Colonel kicked out of Afghanistan for criticizing PowerPoint. Continue reading

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Two Slides You Can Lose

Much has been written (in this blog and elsewhere) on ways to improve the quality of slide presentations by, for example, reducing the number of words on a slide, using good visuals, going easy on the bullet points, turning the … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Slides Don’t Fall Behind

A while back I wrote a post about the way in which you can turn the screen black during a PowerPoint presentation and the reasons why you should do so. You can read it here. Today I want to show … Continue reading

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Ten Common Spelling Mistakes That Haunt Presentations

If you have a blog or are interested in starting one, you should definitely spend some time over at ProBlogger.com. It is one of the leading sites on blogging and is produced by a great guy in Melbourne, Australia named … Continue reading

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A Radical Presentation Idea

Seth Godin is the author of several books about “marketing, the spread of ideas and managing both customers and employees with respect”. They are bestsellers. His blog is one of my favourites and I highly recommend it. In this blog … Continue reading

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Remote Control

Invest in a remote control for your PowerPoint or Keynote slideshows. It is an affordable way to add a professional touch to your presentations. Continue reading

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