7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention. Once the speech is crafted, you need to spend a lot of time practicing, so as to make … Continue reading → You just finished reading 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters !

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5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Creating a PowerPoint presentation requires skill, knowledge and creativity. Here are five tips to help you create an engaging and fun PowerPoint presentation.

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Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! This could be for a presentation in front of the board, for other members of staff or a pitch to win new clients. With that in mind, I’m going to give you my four top tips when creating presentations and then I will show you some tools that will help you create something a little different.

2017 159

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At the Assist Conference a few weeks ago I did a session entitled ‘creating powerful presentations’ I wanted to share the slides and notes with you guys today… Here you go! This could be for a presentation in front of the board, for other members of staff or a pitch to win new clients. With that in mind, I’m going to give you my four top tips when creating presentations and then I will show you some tools that will help you create something a little different.

2017 159

10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the biggest problems in presentations is the overuse of visuals. A useful rule of thumb is one visual for every two minutes of presentation time. Use … Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals → You just finished reading 10 Tips for Effective Presentation Visuals !

2019 145

Secret Santa presents

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve also had some terrible secret santa presents (one year I got a bumper sticker… I didn’t own a car). The post Secret Santa presents appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. It is that time of year again – Christmas parties, sparkly dresses, an indescribable amount of mulled wine and a stash of minced pies to ward off unwanted hangovers.

2013 209

The ultimate guide to designing presentations

Practically Perfect PA

This could be for a presentation in front of the board, for other members of staff or a pitch to win new clients. With that in mind, here is my ultimate guide to designing presentations. The best presentations I’ve seen are based around the speaker telling a story and interweaving it with the points they need to cover. Slides should be one of the last things that your Executive focuses on when creating a presentation. Learn from masters of presentation design.

2015 165

How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Think about the time invested in preparing a great speech: research, organization, practice, preparing a slide presentation, etc. Your presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

2020 141

Stump the Presenter Round 2 with Melissa Esquibel

Team ELS

Stump the Presenter Round 2 with Melissa Esquibel. Join us for Round 2 of Stump the Presenter with Melissa Esquibel, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Office Specialist Master who has been helping people make friends with their technology for over 15 years.

2021 52

The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerpoint Presentations

Ian's Messy Desk

You would think in this day and age of Garr Reynold and Presentation Zen , Seth Godin and Really Bad PowerPoint or Cliff Atkinson and Beyond Bullet Points , there would be no excuse for poor quality PowerPoint presentations. Unfortunately, people continue to churn out ineffective presentations. Here are some links and resources for improving presentations: Joseph Sommerville provides a list of common presentation sins. Presentation Templates.

Presentations: Licensed to kill?

The Small Business Blog

He is quite happy to… Read the full article here: Presentations: Licensed to kill? Funny Business funny funny and true presentation A friend of mine is a Firearms Instructor with the police. Years of training and experience in the field eventually qualified him for the position. Naturally, he takes the work of licensing people to use guns very seriously. Being a meticulous trainer he never shuns the responsibility of the job.

2013 150

Stump the Presenter with Melissa Esquibel

Team ELS

Stump the Presenter with Melissa Esquibel. In this session, Melissa will present information that has resulted from some pretty knotty questions she’s received. Melissa Esquibel has been training and writing about office productivity automation for almost 15 years.

2021 52

Secret Santa presents

Practically Perfect PA

Last year I wrote a blog which was full of secret santa present ideas for your office Christmas parties. I’ve also had some terrible secret santa presents (one year I got a bumper sticker… I didn’t own a car). The post Secret Santa presents appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. For those of you that are not celebrating Thanksgiving today I thought I would move very swiftly into our next seasonal celebration – Christmas!

2014 122

Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione

Productivityist

Mike is a speaking expert who helps presenters find their voice on stage. I’ve known make for several years now and I look to him whenever I’m putting a talk or presentation together. 1:44) How much time should someone take into consideration while making a presentation? (3:56)

2020 92

Radius Small Business Trends Presentation

Small Business Labs

They just released a presentation on The Most Important Small Business Trends in 2014.   For anyone interested in small businesses and/or small business trends the article and trend presentation are well worth looking at. Radius  is one of the more interesting big data startups.    Using web-crawling technology similar to Google's, they've amassed data on over 27 million U.S. small businesses.

2014 153

Top 5 Tips for Presenting Your Business

The Small Business Blog

That’s why you need to be able to give an effective presentation about your small… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Presenting Your Business on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips pitching presentation You never know when you might have to pitch your business to someone at short notice. You could be on holiday and meet a potential investor by the pool or in the doctor’s surgery when you find a possible customer.

2014 161

Powerful Presentation Tips

Jen Lawrence

Know Your Audience : Before putting together a presentation, you need to identify the audience. Define Your Takeaways : Know exactly what you want the audience to take away from your presentation. Bonus points if you add a “Key Takeaways” slide to the end of the presentation! ” Your presentation doesn’t have to be “simple”, but you won’t struggle through a speech if you know what you intend to deliver.

2018 56

Why Planning for a Presentation Is Necessary

Small Business CEO

These days with so many tools available on the internet it is a prerequisite in the business world that you have the ability to prepare and then make a great presentation. Here we are going to take a look at why planning for a presentation is so important.

2020 60

How to Present Data to Your Executive

Office Dynamics

This presentation will walk you through three ways to present data clearly and provide three tips to find ways to communicate data-based information for your Executive to get the longer view they need to make good business decisions. Some Executive Assistants are also not comfortable with presenting financial data, yet if you can learn that skill, it will be yet another value-add service that you can provide to your Executive to enable good decision making.

2016 100

4 Things Your Boring Presentation is Missing

On The Job

There's a reason so many people have their heads bowed during a presentation: They're either asleep or playing "Words With Friends" on their phones. But be honest with yourself: When was the last time you listened raptly to a presentation from beginning to end? I don't like to sit through presentations that are dull, overly complex or delivered by someone who could put the Energizer Bunny to sleep. Is the presentation over?

2019 109

More presentations from Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

Meetingsbooker.com Presentation at Assist Travel from Practically Perfect PA. Room ex assist travel presentation for Practically Perfect PA from Practically Perfect PA. Unicorn events assist travel conference presentation from Practically Perfect PA. The post More presentations from Assist Travel 2016 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2016 118

First Ever Livestream Presentation!

Office Organization Success

Talking of which… did you catch my first ever Livestream presentation yesterday? Phew… what a busy, busy week over here at Office Organization Success! Now that I’m slowly getting settled again it feels good to be busy and planning out my 2012. It was such fun, and I shared a TON of great content on how you can create your business plan in 3 simple steps. Don’t worry if you missed it… you can get access to the replay — for a limited time only!

2011 130

Excellent Presentation Explains Online Talent Marketplaces

Small Business Labs

Andrew Karpie's Online Work Arrangements Platforms  presentation does a great job of explaining the changing ways contingent workers are sourced, engaged and managed by hiring organizations.   The key slide in this description is below, but going through the entire presentation is well worth your time.  He explains all this in the presentation.

2014 149

New Coworking Video; GCUC Conference Presentations

Small Business Labs

  The conference presentations are also available (registration required). Lots of good stuff, including presentations on the changing nature of the economy and work, the important role community plays and lots of cool information on the leading edge of workplace design. A new coworking video was released last week at the GCUC coworking conference.    It's short (2:30), to the point and nicely covers the reasons coworking has become so popular.

2016 116

Episode 376: Hypnosis and Being Productively Present with Erika Flint

Productivityist

Erika Flint uncovers how being in the present moment boosts productivity. The post Episode 376: Hypnosis and Being Productively Present with Erika Flint appeared first on Productivityist. Hypnosis is a powerful way to reprogram how we think and feel.

2021 52

10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for a Killer Presentation Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. It’s easy to compound our innate fear of public speaking by delivering a really bad presentation. Neil Patel has posted 10 Tips for a Killer Presentation. My three favourites: Don’t abuse your visuals – Usually your visuals are posters, charts, or even a PowerPoint presentation.

2010 122

Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione

Productivityist

Mike is a speaking expert who helps presenters find their voice on stage. I’ve known make for several years now and I look to him whenever I’m putting a talk or presentation together. 1:44) How much time should someone take into consideration while making a presentation? (3:56)

2020 52

ITA* Presented Miniopoly: Wow what a showcase!

Practically Perfect PA

On February 4th the ITA* team bought our award winning Little Black Book to life by creating the Ultimate Venue Showcase – ITA* Presents Miniopoly. The post ITA* Presented Miniopoly: Wow what a showcase! In February our sponsors, ITA* hosted a wonderful venue showcase with a slight twist! I know that some of the Practically Perfect PA readers went along to the showcase and had a smashing time.

2016 100

The Future (and even the present) is Mobile

Small Business Labs

  The presentation has 73 slides covering all things mobile computing. Kudos to the author - Ben Evans - for creating this presentation and making available to the public. Slides: Mobile is Eating the World from Quartz provides a high-level yet in-depth set of slides showing how mobile computing is eclipsing desktop computing. But the slide below, which shows PC unit sales (light blue) versus smartphone and tablet sales (yellow), provides a nice summarye.

2013 147

Why print is still important in business presentations

Practically Perfect PA

In the 25 years since its launch, PowerPoint has become the most popular presentation aid, holding 95% of the presentation software market. Nowadays, most presentations are given with PowerPoint or similar digital supports. Despite their popularity, these presentations have also become synonymous with repetition and boredom. What many people don’t consider is that presentations don’t have to be given with the aid of technology.

2015 109

7 Tips for a Better PowerPoint Presentation

On The Job

Like most people, I've attended some great PowerPoint presentations, and some truly horrible ones. And while I never did get my new kitchen, I did learn what makes a bad PowerPoint presentation. Anyone ever held hostage by a lousy PowerPoint presentation probably has more than a few opinions about why it was so bad. However, Kosslyn was not just any ordinary audience member frustrated at a poorly constructed presentation.

Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London. Your present , step up and be accountable. The post Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2016 103

How to Give a Dynamite Team Presentation

On The Job

I once was part of a group presentation that was due to get together for the first time at a big conference. I never met her until about an hour before the presentation. By the time the presentation was over, I wish I'd never met her. At one point during her part of the presentation, I looked out into the audience and saw someone pretending to hang herself. That's why I hope you'll find this column I did for Gannett/USAToday on group presentations helpful.

2012 150

Listen and Be Present: An Excerpt from “Guidelines”

Productivityist

Be present and appreciate what you have at this point in your life. ” In Essentialism , Greg McKeown discusses how being present helps you prioritize and identify the most important tasks to work on right now: “When faced with so many tasks and obligations that you can’t figure out which to tackle, stop. Get present in the moment and ask yourself what is most important this very second—not what’s most important tomorrow or even an hour from now.”

2016 54

The Art of Rapid Presentation Creation

Productivityist

Ryan is the founder of masterpresenting.com, a blog dedicated to creating courageous presenters. The task of giving a presentation can overwhelm the best of us. Then to avoid the fear of content, we will think about how we are going to present that info—what should the slides say, what should they look like, etc. How can you take a step back, create a presentation worth experiencing and not get overwhelmed in the process? The following is a guest post by Ryan McRae.

2014 76

Polishing Your Presentation Skills

On The Job

The last time you gave a presentation did you claim that the reason the audience dozed off was because of a stuffy room, too much lunch, or perhaps some weird sleep disorder? One of the biggest mistakes people make when putting together a presentation is that they sit down at their computer and begin writing a speech with long sentences and big words. Your presentation should offer solutions to any problems you present. This is key when setting up your presentation.

2008 100

How to Make Your Presentations Much, Much Better

On The Job

Everyone can give a fantastic presentation. If you’re being completely honest, you may even admit your last presentation sucked.) Everyone has their gifts, and for some people, presenting an idea to a bunch of strangers or co-workers isn’t one of them. But that’s the wrong attitude to take, especially since effective presentations are so critical when it comes to moving up the career ladder , no matter your job. Not so, you may think.

2014 133

How to Give the Best Virtual Presentation Ever

On The Job

Giving a virtual presentation to a tech audience has special challenges, but an expert provides tips to overcome any obstacles and give an engaging and informative talk. It’s fairly easy to tell if people aren’t paying attention during your presentation or meeting. But when you’re giving a virtual presentation, how do you know when things aren’t going well until it’s too late? I’d say the biggest problem is that people don’t practice their (presentation) content,” he says. “By

2016 109

How to Present Complicated Information That Anyone Can Understand

On The Job

Many of those who work with complex information believe it can’t be done, and hence we have the mind-numbing, jargon-riddled, overloaded PowerPoint presentations that do little to engage or inform. So how do you present complicated information that anyone can understand? We’ve become a world that communicates in two-minute sound bites and 140 characters, but how can anyone expect you to explain complex information so quickly and concisely? Well, they do – and you can.

2014 143

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Fast by Organizing All of Your Presentation Slides - Even if you have 1000s

Stephanie LH Calahan

Last Friday, I shared a post on how you can save time using a Master Power Point (Keynote if you are a Mac user) file to create your custom presentations really fast.  My solution is to keep all the training programs in one master folder with a sub-folder for each new program/pp presentation. As soon as I create a new presentation a master copy of it is placed in that master folder.   His presentations are filled with videos and great content. 

2011 159