Presentations

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The go-to for visual presentations is usually Microsoft’s PowerPoint—it’s easy, familiar and works well in many situations. However, there are other programs that may be more effective for different needs. Here are some alternatives.
Adopt these rules that professional writers and editors follow to make your reports and presentations more compelling and easy to read.

Combine video and text to train

August 3, 2017 Categorized in: Presentations

We asked experts for their take on teaching computer software, and the consensus is that a mix of video and written instructions are best.

The guaranteed great speech template

October 16, 2016 Categorized in: Presentations

You’ve sat through a hundred speeches before—and you remember maybe two of them. Here’s a sample sequence to keep yours on course so it doesn’t wind up with those lost 98.

Try Google Docs on your phone

June 6, 2016 Categorized in: Presentations

Making document changes while out and about can be tedious, but one potential solution is Google Docs on your phone.
It’s completely normal to get nervous before a big presentation, even if you’re a veteran.

Find your voice for better presentations

February 22, 2016 Categorized in: Presentations

Grabbing your audience’s attention is critical to delivering the information you’ve worked so hard to put together, writes Stephanie Scotti for SmartBlog on Leadership. Here are some tips to help you give your best presentation.
Kenny Nguyen, founder of Big Fish Pre­­sen­­tations, finds that admins often have to put presentations together at the last minute. Here are some tips.
Giving a big presentation can make even a seasoned professional nervous. Well Said, Inc. President Darlene Price says that instead of trying to get rid of your butterflies you should try to take advantage of them. She writes that the adrenaline can make you more energetic and enthusiastic about the presentation. If that doesn’t work, here are more ways you can prepare yourself.

3 PowerPoint habits to eliminate

November 20, 2015 Categorized in: PowerPointPresentations

Strategic communications advisor Stephanie Scotti is ready for bad PowerPoints to be eliminated from the workplace. She offers three solutions to help break this pattern.

Quick tips for presentation prep

August 28, 2015 Categorized in: Presentations

Rather than using the 15 minutes before your presentation to stress and fret, follow these tips to prepare mentally.
Successful presenters prepare by not only focusing on information, but on their audience’s concerns and communication style. By catering to the audience, a presentation becomes more effective and has a higher chance of succeeding. To focus on your target audience and learn what they will expect, answer these questions.
When you’re working on a project that involves a great deal of data, it can be difficult to figure out how to effectively share the numbers. Use these tips to do it right.
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