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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 :)
  • Blog Post: SMS at Web 2.0

    | View | Upload your own   Great presentation - sorry I missed the actual delivery now!
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: StartupsLive slides

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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