“Graphs are a lot like jokes. If you have to explain a joke, it doesn’t work”
-Brian Edwards (Participant in recent 2Connect program)
Brian, a recent participant, was praised by his leader for being one of the best presenters on
‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and…strategy planning.
We know those two don’t necessarily mix but they both seem to be in abundance this time of year. We will assume you have the holiday cheer under control and will focus … READ MORE
It’s summertime, which for many of us means more time communicating with children. Here at 2Connect, we also see it as a time to practice what many presenters could be doing more of in business – simplifying their content so
“Rule No. 1: Never lose money.
Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1.”
– Warren Buffet
Tis the fiscal year-end season for many companies, which means final income statements, auditor visits, and the requisite financial presentations. If you’re the … READ MORE
“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” (Robert McKee)
The power of storytelling to connect presenter to audience is undeniable. For data-driven presentations, it’s critical to keep in mind your audience remembers stories … READ MORE
This month we challenged you to think of ways to make your data sexy. Our takeaway was that data can, in fact, be engaging, memorable, and even sexy. It’s up to you to make it sizzle.
We realize that this … READ MORE
Let’s face it. Both technical and business presentations are full of important data—data that can make for very dry and boring presentations. But, if you are passionate about your data and convey the story behind it, your presentation will be … READ MORE
Unlike murder mysteries or action-packed movie thrillers, technical presentations delivered orally should start with the conclusion.
Why? Readers of published data can skim back and forth between pages when they need to assimilate information. Not so in an oral presentation. … READ MORE