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Prezi The Second Wave – Prezi v PowerPoint

January 17, 2014

From my Prezi The Second Wave Publication. If you enjoy this post,  download the full, free publication from the link below. Prezi had no built-in visual structure – templates, slides, layouts, paths, fonts, font regulation and sizing. That came as a standard part of PowerPoint. There was almost no such structure provided in Prezi. You got the […]

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PowerPoint’s Hidden Gems Part 1 – not a lot of people know this

October 8, 2013

The point – Don’t waste time creating brilliant, ‘one off’ slides in PowerPoint. Understand and use the brilliant slide master and layout tool for all formatting, layout and animation effects for your type of presentations – then create the content of your presentation inside these formatting elements. That will mean that you can use the […]

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When to ditch PowerPoint for Prezi – Occasionally

October 7, 2013

I spent last Friday working with the creative team from JC Decaux in NYC.  I was running a Prezi Training Course for them. They’re a very talented and impressive bunch. I was working with Pam, Renaud, Destiny, and the creative team. They are designers and marketers to a man and woman, PowerPoint experts to boot, and […]

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Too much text? Don’t let your bullet points shoot you in the foot.

September 5, 2013

You’ve maybe come across the term ‘Death by PowerPoint’? Or the alternative:   Now you know where the term came from. Can you imagine sitting through more and more of just such slides? I’m sure you’ve all been there and you knew how you felt then. Is that how you want your audience to feel […]

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A three line presentation strategy for the bravest business speaker – You?

June 22, 2013

As a guy who works with lots of big corporates, writing speeches, rehearsing speakers for big pitches and presentations, I’m forever coming up against the ‘Corporate Template Trial’.  The corporate PowerPoint pattern, usually created by the Communications Department, which everybody must use when creating slides; but which creates bigger problems for the speaker who actually […]

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Do you really want to be told your presentation is CRAP? – Yes!!

April 23, 2013

To many it wouldn’t seem like a compliment but actually it is.  If you follow the basic design principles that are commonly referred to as CRAP you can’t really go wrong (and what applies to presentations is equally relevant to any other form of visual). C ontrast Make elements different (by clever use of fonts […]

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How to Use Bullet Points in Presentation Slides

April 9, 2013

Have you heard of the “Death by PowerPoint” movement? I’m not sure you could actually call it a movement, but it’s a way to summarise the many people who are fed up of being bored senseless by business presentations – most often delivered with PowerPoint. After the software itself, bullet points are the “Death by […]

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Lessons for conference speakers- Snakes and Ladders

March 11, 2013

Last week I attended my first Independent Publisher’s Guild UK (IPG) Conference. I was there at the recommendation of Antonella Pearce, the excellent Publisher Relations Manager of the Publisher’s Licensing Society who suggested I should attend to learn a little more about the world of publishing. I love going to conferences.  Particularly those where I have no agenda for being […]

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