Tag Archives: Slide Presentation

5 Presentation Design Hacks

Adam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations. I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading

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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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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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You Don’t Know Dick

I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt, founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0. (Unless, of course, you actually do know Dick!) The presentation below (which, as you’ll see, was the inspiration for the … Continue reading

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist – Free PDF File

Last year I wrote a post about logistical items that speakers should remember for a speaking engagement. Reader response was so good that I created an addendum. To put these ideas into a more practical format for you, I have … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

I spent some time yesterday going through a box of old papers, filing some and recycling the rest. As I worked my way through the documents, I discovered an old photocopy entitled “Ten Commandments for Plain Language Documents”. It came … 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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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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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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