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Guy Kawasaki Speaks – A review from the presentation summit, New Orleans 2015

October 16, 2015

Let’s imagine what it is like to be Guy Kawasaki for a moment. He’s the captain of the ‘I once walked with Jesus’ team of global presentation and pitching gurus.  His post Steve Jobs sidekicks are Garr Reynolds, Nancy Duarte and that other bloke whose name I can never remember. I’ve never seen any of […]

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Presentation Summit 2015 – Why have I spent $20,000 plus time to be in New Orleans?

September 27, 2015

It’s 3am New Orleans time.  I’m wide awake in my room at the name hotel on Bourbon St, where I’ve chosen to be for the next 4 days at the Presentation Summit 2015. I spent 18 hours travelling here. I missed the most important game of rubgy there has been for years (I discovered on […]

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Should presenters use laser pointers?

February 26, 2015

No, no , no , no, no, no, and a thousand times noooooooo. And here’s why.

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Starting your speech with a gimmick – Lucy Kellaway crashes, burns then soars

March 11, 2014

Here’s a really interesting article from Lucy Kellaway at the FT in London.  She tells a funny story about trying to launch her speech to 600 bankers with a costume change to help her make her point. It’s a good story and she draws her own conclusions about what she (and we) can learn from […]

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10 Tips for… Setting up for your Presentation on the Day

December 18, 2013

There’s so much you can do before the event to make sure that you have a great experience on the day.  1 Call the venue to specify how you’d like the room set up well before the event, confirm in writing after the discussion and expect that it won’t be done when you get there. 2 Arrange to […]

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10 tips for… Using your Voice in your Presentation

October 24, 2013

It’s your instrument; make sure you know how to use it. 1 Rehearse in the place where you’ll make your speech if you can; it makes a full dress rehearsal and readies you for the real thing. If you can’t use the venue, use somewhere like it. 2 Project to people at the back of the room […]

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10 Tips for… Freshening Your Presentation Delivery

July 19, 2013

You are most often the final ingredient that makes a good presentation on paper go well in the real world. 1 Meet people (even if you know them) as they come into the room, shake hands, have a brief chat with them to help show your confidence and ‘break the ice’. 2 Show enthusiasm for the subject. […]

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10 Tips for… Creating Great Visual Aids for your Presentation

July 5, 2013

We’ve boiled down all of our advice about visual aids to ten golden rules – follow these and you’ll always have your audience’s attention for the right reason. 1 Do the slides only after you’ve completed your presentation plan and storyboard or you’ll have an overlong, text driven, linear presentation that will lead to dull, text driven slides. […]

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