When mechanical pencils, crayons, and composition books start popping up at local stores, back-to-school season is here. During my own grade school career, multi-media meant chalkboards and paper handouts. Today, slide decks have replaced chalkboards, and mimeograph ink is a … READ MORE
Dust Off the Flip Chart – 5 Quick Tips
Newer isn’t always better. While there’s a time and place for that rock star slide deck, sometimes old school flip charts are where it’s at. Have some trepidation around integrating high-tech and low-tech? Here are 5 quick tips to address … READ MORE
How Many Slides does it take to make $1 million?
The business world has been exposed to just about every PowerPoint template there is. The fact is, PowerPoint slides are beginning to replace the presenter. But, people don’t buy ideas or products from PowerPoint slides. People are persuaded by people. … READ MORE
Story Is the Presenter’s Great Equalizer
People are influenced by real people. That’s one of the secrets that help us connect with our audiences. But what if we don’t possess the charisma of Rita F. Pierson or the stage presence of Steve Jobs?
What we … READ MORE
Don't Let Your Virtual Presentations Inspire This Reaction
Think about the last virtual presentation you attended as an audience member. Did it engage you or did it become background noise as you checked your inbox?
Or worse yet, did it inspire the reaction you see here?
Every Presentation Does Not Require PowerPoint
Can you imagine Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous oration, “I have a dream,” highlighted in PowerPoint?
Many compelling messages get lost in translation to PowerPoint. Why then, do so many of today’s presenters assume that PowerPoint will improve their … READ MORE
People Buy From People…Not From PowerPoint
Audiences respect presenters who think and speak, not read, their presentation.
The last thing audiences want is a recitation of PowerPoint slides that they can read themselves. Audiences expect presenters to take the leading role. A presenter who wisely uses … READ MORE