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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
Another book to add to my wish list – and not one that is is bound for my Kindle. No, this one needs the full colour treatment that only dead trees and high gloss ink can provide. I loved Nancy Duarte’s Slide:ology and if this book (her prequel to Slide:ology) is half as good it’ll be a cracker. thanks...
3 Oct 2010
PowerPoint, bullets and Bill
Ed Bott tweeted about the post titled Bullets are dead. Long live PowerPoint this morning which has some great advice one storytelling and speaking being more important than PowerPoint 101. it’s a bit like having a racing car but not bothering to get any driving skills – PowerPoint is a great tool but...
12 Aug 2010
The simple stuff of great presentations
Start on time. Whatever. Finish on time. Whatever. Be clear on your goal in presenting. And get it, whatever. Make it easy, really easy to understand. Be enthusiastic about the topic. Remove all distractions be it stale sandwiches or bleeping phones. Thank your audience. Definitive stuff from Nicholas...
23 Sep 2009
10 Tips on how to think like a designer…and tell stories
[image credit: Dan Roam , author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures] Another great post by Garr Reynolds - 10 Tips on how to think like a designer . I would love to have been a designer but don’t have the natural skills for it sadly. I do love design though...
18 Aug 2009
Get a Cluetrain
Cluetrain View more presentations from tecorporation . The seminal work of our Internet times and pretty astonishing that it was written 10 years ago. Now in slide format thanks to tecorporation and slideshare . The challenge here is the people who need to read this are precisely the ones who...
6 Aug 2009
Poor use of images in slides
Hot on the heels of my Bing slide deck last week, I thought this post by Garr Reynolds was worth sharing - Presentation Zen: 11 ways to use images poorly in slides I see the errors below Garr mentions far too often unfortunately. It’s a shame as just a little attention to the details can...
4 Aug 2009
My new Bing slide deck
View more presentations from Steve Clayton . I love PowerPoint and I hate PowerPoint. It’s a brilliant tool for aiding communication but too many people use it as a crutch. They fill their slides with bullet after bullet that is there to help them not their audience. The trick is you shouldn’t be up...
30 Jul 2009
All You Need To Know About Giving A Presentation
Well not quite but it’s a pretty good place to start. One of the best ways to learn how to be a good presenter is to watch the best – and there is nowhere better than TED for that. Over the years they have hosted some of the best presentations you’ll ever see. Now courtesy of Tim Longhurst you can see...
12 May 2009
Getting Paid To Do Your Hobby
I count myself alongside The Beatles and Tiger Woods – not because I have anything close to the raw talent of any of them – but because we’re all paid to do our hobby. Like them I’m extremely fortunate of course and today I was reminded of how much I love doing what I do. Sure there are some things I...
10 Oct 2008
You Need slide:ology
If you present at all in your job, you should get slide:ology . Even if you don’t it’s s great book that is beautifully presented (as you’d expect) and enormously practical. It’s backed up by a great website too with additional resources. O’Reilly kindly sent me a copy of this book for review and though...
7 Oct 2008
Microsoft OfficeLabs releases pptPlex
Video: An Overview of pptPlex Wow the OfficeLabs guys are on a good run of late. Hot on the heels of SpeedLaunch they released pptPlex today. Taking inspiration from the Plex technology used in the Bill Gates’s TouchWall demonstration at the CEO Summit, OfficeLabs have created a prototype that allows...
14 Aug 2008
Social Media: Evolution or Revolution
| View | Upload your own I'm sure many of you have seen this presentation given the amount of views it's had on SlideShare but if not, check it out. The only thing missing? The name of the author should be in the deck. He's wah17
15 Mar 2008
Presenting Bill Gates
Bill Gates spoke at the World Economic Forum last week on a topic he called Creative Capitalism . It has had (and will continue to have) lots of coverage, not least as some will find the topic slightly ironic coming from Bill. It doesn't matter which side of the fence you sit on though, it's hard...
28 Jan 2008
The last lecture
A dying professor's last lecture. My favourite part of Randy's advice - be good at something, it makes you valuable thanks to Katie for tipping me off to this video
14 Jan 2008
Getting Past The Tough Questions
In my last post on presenting , I meant to mention the Question Conundrum and added as an update but then deicded it was worthy of a post of its own. Q: What is the Question Conundrum? A: Most people hate the thought of presenting as they'll be asked a question they don't know the answer to and...
27 Dec 2007
Dilbert on being a good presenter
More quality from Scott Adams today on Christmas Eve. I was chatting with a good friend last week and discussing how presenting has become the part of my job at Microsoft I enjoy the most. I think it's a combination of the performance part of it and the imparting of information. The combination of these...
26 Dec 2007
Change The World Or Go Home Presentation
| View | Upload your own Nope, not one of mine...or Hugh's . I was reading some stuff over on PSFK and came across this presentation . Nice preso...even nicer title :)
23 Nov 2007
SMS at Web 2.0
| View | Upload your own Great presentation - sorry I missed the actual delivery now!
7 Nov 2007
CompTIA Breakaway keynote
| View | Upload your own A few kind souls emailed asking for my slides from the CompTIA Breakaway keynote I did last week. Uploaded to slideshare. Thanks again to Matthew Poyiadgi, VP of EMEA for inviting me to talk
29 Oct 2007
Sorry for the delay - I finally got around to publishing my slides from Startups Live in Bristol this week. Still looking for that PPT add-on that lets me publish direct to Slideshare. These slides are a good example of slides that are not that useful without the presenter - though I'm sure you can read...
8 Jun 2007
What is Enterprise 2.0?
Thanks to John Westworth for pointing me to this great deck on Slideshare - another one! I'm not sure I agree with Charlie's software choices but at least he's still using one piece of Microsoft software. Regardless, the points he makes hold true. It's the world some of us already live in and the world...
5 Jun 2007
PowerPoint doesn't suck after all
As I made my way through this slide deck I thought it was going to be another pop at PowerPoint as the reason for poor presentations. However, it finished with a different way. It didn't diss PowerPoint at all and instead made the point that content counts. PowerPoint is just the tool. You drive it so...
27 May 2007
Shopping for diamonds on Amazon
At ease ladies....no wedding bells imminent :) I attended cScape's Customer Engagement Workshop today at The Brewery in London. A fine venue and a good cast of speakers. Ian Jindal of InternetRetailing.net talked about diamond shopping on Amazon as an example of a Web 2.0 app and tough I'm not sure if...
22 May 2007
Microsoft UK blogging
Following the great find yesterday of Ian Thomas's slides on Web 2.0 yesterday I decided to post some slides of my own. Not because they're anywhere near as good as Ian's but because I wanted to test SlideShare and also think these slides are slightly off the beaten path for Microsoft. To a large extent...
14 May 2007
Did you get the IdeaVirus?
[update] turns out this video can't be embedded (why??) so the original Seth video is on YouTube . I really want to read Seth's book " Unleashing The IdeaVirus "....and The Big Moo and Small Is The New Big...but I can't. I don't have time and it's under a huge pile of other books I just have to read...
28 Mar 2007
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