Presentations

Push these buttons to sell that idea

"Multiple intelligences" pioneer Howard Gardener says you can use seven levers for persuading other people to latch onto new ideas.

Nail reports with these formatting tips

Adopt these rules that professional writers and editors follow to make your reports and presentations more compelling and easy to read.

3 ways to perk up your presentations

Scott Sterling offers three ways to make your next presentation interesting and painless for everyone involved.

Step up your speaking game in 6 steps

If you sense your presentations are failing to rouse others to action, it’s probably time for a tuneup, says career and business advisor Beverly Flaxington. Here are six steps to a more powerful presentation.

1-Minute Strategies: March '13

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Make your writing far more readable

Is that a memo you're typing or the Gettysburg Address? When documents look like one big block of text, it's time to deploy formatting techniques to make your words more scannable and easier to digest.

Practice makes perfect timing

When you, or your boss, have to give a presentation with a strict time limit, you need to have every word down pat to ensure you hit all the key points. The only way to do that is to practice—a lot.

Tame your fears of public speaking: expert tips

Speaking in public can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. But you can learn to manage your nerves, says Darlene Price, speaking coach and author of Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results. “Fear is what drives nervousness,” she says.

Liven up your iPad presentations

The iPad can be a powerful presentation tool with its high-resolution display and portability. But most people are not taking full advantage of the device’s capability. Make your iPad presentations stand out with these tips.

Best alternatives to PowerPoint

PowerPoint isn’t the only game in town. Our favorite alternatives to PowerPoint: SlideRocket,  Google Docs and  Prezi.