The answer’s no, and the reasons are simple.  The audience doesn’t need you to be flashing a potentially harmful shaft of intense, coloured light, over their heads and shakily swishing it round a complex and (usually) spectacularly unhelpful visual aid. Laser pointers are pointless. Even in the largest of rooms, simply showing a picture and telling […]

In a previous post I gave a short set of reasons why presenters should never, never, never use a laser pointer, when they stand up to speak.  Why? Because it makes them look incompetent, and the audience could work out what it was they wanted them to look at specifically if the slide wasn’t – A […]

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FREE Prezi Template – March

February 27, 2015

Let’s go global! As so many businesses, large or small, deal with others around the world, we thought a world map would be a great template to have in your Prezi collection. You can use our March template to present results, research, in fact, almost any subject that relates to what is happening, globally, in your area of […]

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Should presenters use laser pointers?

February 26, 2015

No.

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They stole my story… It’s not fair and other speaker moans

February 25, 2015

It’s a horrible moment in a speaker’s career. You build a speech around a story you found.  You use it for years.  It’s a great start to a session, you rely on it, it has warmth, depth, a point and it carries you on a wave of laughter into Act 1 of your story.  Then, […]

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Want FREE and LEGAL Images for Your Next Presentation?

February 21, 2015

If you want to use legitimate images in your presentations; and you should because respecting copyright is important, here’s a great blog post by my colleague, Gihan Perera, over at Citrix- he helpfully lists 15 sources for images that you are very free to use. And on that same subject, here’s a list of slightly more ‘off the wall’ […]

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Geeks have the knowledge to change the world – but only with the right communication skills

February 11, 2015

Most of the time, expertise is of neutral value unless you are able to communicate what you know to decision makers and colleagues in a way that they can use. It is the ability to persuade, argue, influence, explain and even inspire others into action that creates value from your expertise. For every idea which […]

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FREE Prezi Template – February

February 2, 2015

Our February Prezi Template is all about displaying statistics in a simple, visual and memorable way. If you have lots of figures to pass on in your message, it’s really easy to end up with a dull and forgettable presentation. By using visual representations of numbers and percentages you immediately engage your audience.   Here we’ve […]

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