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6 Reasons Your Presentation is no TED Talk

TED Talks are all the rage these days. They’re amazing 5- or 10- or 20-minute presentations delivered by thought leaders from around the globe in an effort to give “ideas worth sharing” a platform to ignite the world on fire. 687 more words


An easy tip for high-impact slides

Finding beauty all around you

In a previous post (PowerPoint Design Best Practice) I discussed my #1 tip for creating beautiful and compelling presentation slides: 203 more words

Presentation Skills; Presenter Tips

10 Alternatives to PowerPoint (or Keynote or Prezi)

PowerPoint can be an incredibly powerful tool, but for too many presenters, it’s their go-to tool. Every. Single. Presentation.

It doesn’t have to be that way. 83 more words

Basic Facilitation Skills

5 Models to Pull Out of Your Hat on a Moment's Notice

About 10 years ago, I was sitting in a training session when the facilitator stopped the conversation, drew a diagram on the flipchart, and pivoted into a new conversation so seamlessly, it was like he had designed for the exact conversation we were having. 754 more words


The 3 best (and 3 worst) PowerPoint Practices

3 + 3 ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for Slideware Best Practices (plus a bonus tip)

Text-heavy slides + presenter’s commentary = missed opportunity. That’s because audiences experience “channel interference” when they’re confronted with text on a screen in tandem with spoken commentary. 300 more words

Presentation Skills; Presenter Tips

Quotes in Presentations: To Google or Not to Google?

Do you use quotes in your presentations? An interesting article by Florian Mueck made me aware of the fact that I don’t – and that I should. 356 more words


Sometimes All You Need Is A Fresh Set of (Non-L&D) Eyes

I spend a lot of time looking at the training lesson plans of subject matter experts, giving them feedback and suggestions on how to make their presentations more engaging. 344 more words