Tag Archives: Microsoft PowerPoint

An Afternoon with Hans Rosling – Part 3

This is the third and final post about Hans Rosling’s presentation in Geneva, Switzerland which I had the pleasure of attending. The previous two posts can be found here and here. In this post, I share some additional reflections on … Continue reading

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An Afternoon with Hans Rosling – Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about Hans Rosling’s visit to the World Health Organization and my conversation with him. In this post, I share some reflections on presentations from Rosling’s 90-minute talk on global health trends.  Rosling was in … Continue reading

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Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

A while back, I wrote a post about why speakers should stay on time when giving a speech or presentation, and how failing to do so is a sign of disrespect. I encouraged speakers to finish on time or, if … Continue reading

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PowerPoint: It’s Child’s Play

Who knew that PowerPoint could make you feel all warm and fuzzy? But big kudos to Microsoft for this commercial. Very clever. I have to give the young man credit. Heck, even I’d buy him a dog after that! But … Continue reading

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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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Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Hilarious PowerPoint wisdom from Don McMillan. 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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Prezi

Prezi is a new tool for presentations and an alternative to PowerPoint and Keynote. Continue reading

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A Noteworthy Idea

When delivering a speech or presentation, it is preferable for a speaker to do so without notes whenever possible.  Being free from notes allows a speaker to have maximum eye contact with the audience; it frees the speaker from being anchored … Continue reading

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