The idea of reincarnation is hopefully that you come back as someone or something better! So if we take the typical PowerPoint slide out back and put it out of it’s misery, what better form will it take in the next life? Continue reading 3 Rules of PowerPoint Nirvana, part 3
So you have to use a slide deck. You have some important information that you want people to remember and it needs to go on the big screen!
How do you do it right? How do you make sure that your presentation is closer to PowerPoint Nirvana than it is to PowerPoint Saṃsāra (aka:hell)?
PowerPoint makes most speakers worse. Let’s talk about how you use PowerPoint to make you better. All it takes is 3 simple rules.
The rules have nothing to do with fonts, point sizes, number of slides, number of words, colors, animations, or any of the typical advice you’ll see on most of the web. Continue reading 3 Rules of PowerPoint Nirvana
The other day someone asked me one of the most common questions I hear:
How do you know what to talk about?
If you have a very specific assignment from the boss, then you may be given very strict limits, however, more often than not when you are given a public speaking “opportunity,” you are also given a lot of leeway. Continue reading The Dirty Little Secret
Uuummm, um, ummm! No, this is not a Gregorian chant. This is what you sound like when you don’t know what to say next. Continue reading Myth-buster: Like um, ya know …
Most people are better speakers when they don’t use PowerPoint! Slides, pictures, and props have enormous power, unfortunately, most people are using them wrong. If you want to do it “right,” you only need two rules. Continue reading Visuals Done “Right”
Have you heard that you have just 30 seconds to get the listener’s attention when you start a presentation? That’s not exactly true. There is a time that’s even more important.
You are probably wasting a lot of time practicing. I’m guilty. Most people I’ve coached fall into two categories, perfectionists and procrastinators–and it’s not unusual that the procrastinators actually do better. Continue reading You Don’t Need “Practice”