Tag Archives: PowerPoint

When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

OK. The day of the big presentation has arrived. You’ve prepared, you know your material and you’ve arrived at the venue early to get set up. You check the room and everything looks fine. The stage is ready, the sound … Continue reading

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Analysis of a (Very Short) Speech by Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is a Swedish doctor, statistician, public speaker and Professor of International Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He is also one of the best known presenters at TED. Rosling has a passion and a gift for making … Continue reading

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Every Presentation Ever?

Here’s a clever video that rings true on many levels. And, as is so often the case with humour, there are lessons to be learned. See how many you can spot. Enjoy! For some great insights into what we can … Continue reading

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Slide Transitions: Everybody’s Changing

I remember the first time I saw the features on PowerPoint that allowed you to animate text and slide transitions. I played around with it for awhile and soon had things zooming in and bouncing around and what not. My … Continue reading

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The Atomic Method of Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

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. This post is part of … 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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