Tag Archives: Slide Presentation

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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 50)

Are we up to 50 quotes already? I cannot believe how time flies. When I began this series, I decided to limit the quotes to those that were directly related to public speaking (as opposed to quotes on general topics … 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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PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos

I recently came across this short video. In it, Dave Paradi explains why photographs in a presentation can be more effective than reams of text when it comes to getting a message across to our audiences. Dave uses an example … Continue reading

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Seth Godin: But You’re Not Saying Anything

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 post from … Continue reading

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Seth Godin: Hardly Worth the Effort

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

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Grammar: Some Good “Advice”

One of the surest ways to lose credibility with your audience is to pepper your PowerPoint slides with spelling and grammatical mistakes. I am constantly amazed by presentations with such shortcomings, especially ones by native English speakers.  If your own … Continue reading

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We Have Met the Enemy

… and he is PowerPoint. A recent article in the New York Times by Elisabeth Bumiller came to my attention via Seth Godin and it is worth passing on. It discusses the degree to which PowerPoint pervades the US military … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Shukla Bose

Shukla Bose is the founder and head of the Parikrma Humanity Foundation, an extraordinary nonprofit that runs schools for poor children in urban India. Parikrma is transforming education so that these children can have equal access to the best opportunities. Parikrma manages … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Math: PP does not equal TP

Here is a simple PowerPoint math equation: PowerPoint ≠ Teleprompter A PowerPoint presentation is not a teleprompter. You read a teleprompter; that’s what it’s for. If you’re reading your PowerPoint presentation, you’re doing it wrong! Reduce your text and learn … Continue reading

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