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Product Review (kind of): SlideBot

Who doesn’t want a faster way to create amazing slides for their next presentation?

When a colleague sent me a link to SlideBot last week, I was intrigued. 578 more words


Is it really a train the "trainer" session? Or is it a train the "SME" session?

Last week I was talking with a colleague who made a distinction between what she perceives her team as doing compared to what some other teams do. 569 more words


Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint presentations as performance art!

I’ve spoken with several clients recently about overhauling the format of their annual conferences. More engaging, better presentations are essential to better conference experiences. One obvious route is by offering assistance, coaching and lesson plan feedback to presenters that will help them design and deliver more interactive, hands-on sessions. 339 more words

Presentation Skills

L&D Lessons from an NFL Training Camp

Earlier this week I had an opportunity to visit the Buffalo Bills training camp. In addition to realizing that it’s definitely our year (seriously, who is going to be able to stop… 767 more words


Is making someone use adult learning to present a form of hazing?

Last week I re-watched the 1993 classic Dazed and Confused for the 3,925th time.

This week I finished a train the trainer session for a new client. 434 more words


"Mr. Lecturer, tear down this wall!"

When Communism ended in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall (yes, I know that the Soviet Union didn’t break up until 1991 and technically China still considers itself “Communist”, but really, everything seemed to end when the Wall fell), it seemed like the last great struggle left in the world was going to be the battle against bad, boring, wasteful learning experiences. 666 more words


"How do I become a more dynamic presenter?"

I was having coffee with a colleague earlier this week. She’s been working in training and development for a while, but felt her boss was looking for her to up her game. 583 more words

Basic Facilitation Skills