Writing your presentation

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Jeremy Clarkson only had one verbal trick – it works

March 24, 2015

The soon to be forgotten Jeremy Clarkson has built his career out of this single skill. No, not bullying, whingeing and feeling sorry for himself after behaving appallingly to producers, fellow journalists, wives, foreigners, and anyone who didn’t attend a public school (Chavs, I think, is the word he uses to describe most of the […]

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FREE Prezi Template – Global

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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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 – Statistics

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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Best 10 presentation blogs – Have I got it right?

October 31, 2014

I’ve been blogging for about 8 years now. It’s been great fun.  I’ve built a global reputation and it’s helped me build my consulting business into a truly international outfit- though we’re still a small company. In the early days of the web there was a generosity of spirit about bloggers, we were a community, that […]

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What can good presenters improve? Adding that final polish

July 20, 2014

I’ve been working with a set of really skilled and experienced presenters for the past few months.  The executives had a set of massively important strategy presentations to give to their Global CEO and his executive team. Their Company realises that even the most experienced and skilful sometimes need a little support in really challenging […]

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The golden first few minutes of a presentation – start really well

July 6, 2014

Remember that the first 2 minutes of a presentation – when you’re probably at your most nervous are also are the point at which you have the audience’s fullest attention, experienced presenters and salespeople learn how to use this ‘golden time’ to full effect, because they know that when all else is forgotten, the audience […]

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How well do you move hearts and change minds when you speak?

May 4, 2014

Most presenters forget that their job is not simply to explain something, it’s to transmit a feeling to their audience. Often, for business audiences, they feel nor face nothing much that is positive. They are under pressure, have too much to do, and don’t have much time to spare on you and your message; so […]

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How important is presentation structure?

November 11, 2013

Whether you are new to presenting, or an old hand, the structure of your presentation is the key to its success! Of course there are many other elements to creating a great presentation, but if you have your structure right, you are much more likely to make a winning one. I feel a little evangelical […]

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Presenting without bullets – try videos

September 26, 2013

I’ve been experimenting a lot recently. Always trying to use fewer words on the screen, sharing the thoughts with the audience, trusting them to come up with the relevant items that you can then build on to get to your point. I’ve loved using interesting, engaging and memorable videos, easily sourced from YouTube as a […]

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Presenting to a tough crowd – It’s a bit like playing golf in Scotland

August 15, 2013

I’m playing golf in Scotland. A group of 8 friends come every year and play 7 courses in the home of this addictive ‘walk spoiled’ pastime. 7 different courses every year. A new course every day, and this year we’re in Edinburgh on the North East coast of this golfing paradise. We’re reasonable golfers and […]

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Why are most corporate presentations like middle-aged men?

July 23, 2013

I was asked to give a thought to a colleague who was giving a speech on presentations to a very corporate crowd the other day.  He said… Give me one thought that you think would help this crowd give better presentations. So I did.  It’s a piece of advice about story structure.  I’ve said many […]

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