“Research shows that people learn more effectively from multimedia messages when they’re stripped of extraneous words, graphics, animation and sounds.” Nancy Duarte
The infographic in this post comes courtesy of the design agency Ghergich & Co. They developed it for Salesforce Canada and invited me to share it with you. The infographic captures some important principles from three experts in the field of public speaking and presentations: Chris Anderson, Nancy Duarte and Guy Kawasaki. Many speakers forget that […]
In his blog post today, 1 June 2016, Seth Godin wrote: [R]eading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, […]
Here are 50 New Year’s Resolutions to help you take your public speaking to a new level in the New Year. In no particular order: 1. I will prepare. 2. I will practice. 3. I will have a clear message. 4. I will be able to distill every speech and every presentation into a single sentence. 5. […]
It’s been said that there are no new stories; there are only new ways of telling the old stories. The same holds true for public speaking and presentation skills. After all, people have been writing about public speaking since Aristotle penned Art of Rhetoric in the 4th Century B.C. Yet every so often, a book […]
Yesterday, the United States celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is fitting that we take the time to reflect on Dr. King’s immortal speech, “I Have a Dream”, and why it remains as important as ever. On 28 August 1963, Dr. King delivered the speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, […]
Nancy Duarte on what it takes to create an interesting presentation.