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  • Blog Post: The 4 year old test...

    When you prepare a presentation, er performance, for any group, may I suggest this: Prep as if you were going to talk to a class of four year olds Adults need the same thing, though you won't get the same instantaneous feedback, in terms of involvement and attention. My daughter's nursery school has...
  • Blog Post: Gates vs. Jobs in PowerPoint...

    Looks like the creator may not be the winner...
  • Blog Post: PowerPoint Excellence

    More on a favored topic...and a whole new paradigm.
  • Blog Post: More PowerPoint Jihad...

    It may be a losing battle, but convincing the world that it is not about 100 word text slides during your presentation IS a worthwhile goal. Here's a great post from Presentation Zen on the topic (with a book recommendation)
  • Blog Post: Two decades of PowerPoint: Is the world a better place?

    You know how I feel about the way people abuse PowerPoint. Here's a good one. Presentation Zen: Two decades of PowerPoint: Is the world a better place?
  • Blog Post: More on Bad Powerpoint...

    I guess I've gotten a name for myself with my bad PowerPoint jihad. Ed Mullin from AIS writes in and suggests that we each watch this video of " horrific powerpoint techniques we should all avoid ." There is another funny Powerpoint-based video after the break . Ed's best idea: maybe PowerPoint should...
  • Blog Post: Is PowerPoint an aid or a crutch?

    "Death by Powerpoint" is a common problem at Microsoft. Most people think that-because they have made slides--that they have an effective presentation. WRONG. Some more food for thought in the anti-bad Powerpoint/Presentation jihad (is it non-pc to use that word)... My favorite quote: After the hour...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Preparation...

    We talk a LOT about effective presentations. How you make people feel, what your slides should look like. Here's a great nuts and bolts article on just making sure you minimize the chance of failing on something obvious.
  • Blog Post: The Customer Experience...

    The average American has over 3000 customer experiences daily . And Joey Coleman of Design Symphony understands what it takes to make a customer feel good about you. In an era where "everyone competes on speed (thanks to ups, fedex) and price (china, walmart)," customers look at you through the lens...
  • Blog Post: Horrible Presentations...

    We talk about this a lot...here's more evidence.
  • Blog Post: Great Powerpoint...more on

    We spend a LOT of time talking about what makes an effective powerpoint ....and what doesn't . Guy Kawasaki just completed the contest on World's Greatest Presentation . Take a look.
  • Blog Post: "I know it's an eye chart"

    If you ever get up in front of an audience and say "I know it's an eye chart," your presentation is headed down the wrong course. If I can't see (or have to strain) to figure out the story you are trying to tell, your message is being clouded out. Do yourself a favor...when you build your next...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to Your Webinar Audience...

    Sitting in on a really good webcast now about Presenter Excellence . While we don't advise using this as an opportunity creation vehicle, it is a great tool to nurture/cultivate your relationships. I don't love all of the slides (some are a bit text heavy- you know how I feel re:PowerPoint ), but overall...
  • Blog Post: Great PowerPoint...

    I blogged before about what makes a great presentation and there's been a lot of discussion about it. Now, a web-wide contest for the best PowerPoint . Judge for yourself.
  • Blog Post: Great Guidelines on Effective PowerPoint

    http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2005/12/the_102030_rule.html A must read...
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