Please, forgive me the brag but I’m rather pleased with this bunch of feedback 🙂
I like podcasts. I use them a lot to mean that time which would otherwise be dead and unproductive (I have a regular three hour drive to a set of gigs, for example) is now … Continue readingA fan-boy rave 🙂
I love the TES – the articles are an easy read but written by people who know what they’re doing. Admittedly a lot of it isn’t relevant to making presentations (because it’s a magazine for … Continue readingGetting longer attention in your presentations
I’ve just spent some time working with some ‘early years’ researchers. Given that a research career last for a very long time (mine was quite short at 24 years!) in part because it takes a … Continue readingPresentations for academics (and other hard core experts!)
Creating a presentation is one thing – checking it is another. (Notice that I don’t say ‘writing’ your presentation, because you shouldn’t be thinking that way.) The painful fact is, however, that mistakes on your … Continue readingProofing (and otherwise checking) your presentation
Last Friday I ran a half day presentation skills training course, largely as part of our Social Responsibility Programme. I sold enough tickets, commercially, to pay for the venue and so on but the huge … Continue readingLast Friday’s presentation
Here’s a rock ’n’ roll idea, though it’s only my opinion… The days of Death by PowerPoint are over. I’d like to pretend that’s because presentations have got better all over the world and that … Continue readingThe end of death by powerpoint?
I believe presentations should change something – otherwise they’re just a pastime. So, things that improve the likelihood of change are good (all other things being equal 😉 ). And targeting your presentation makes it … Continue readingPresentation targeting – the three by three
Lets play. Let’s play a game of “let’s pretend”. Specifically “let’s pretend you want to hear me instead of reading me”. Well here’s your chance. Here’s a fun chat I did on … Continue readingMore of me, somewhere else!
My voice went lower in Spain. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not ‘cos it was Spain, specifically, just that I was there for a week to do nothing. Just recharge. The toughest decision I’d have … Continue readingPresentations after my holiday
Welcome back. Part one is here. 😉 So now we know the problems faced by charities in their presentations, what’s the solution? To be honest and brutal, they’re not very different from the ones faced … Continue readingCharity Presentations 2
At the risk of being obvious and boring, I’m going to split this blog into two, big parts.This week it’s why charities need to be particularly good at presenting, and then their particular presentation-problems. Ready? … Continue readingCharity Presentations
There’s a group on Facebook called Speakers’ Corner. In it there are some interesting conversations between professional speakers (and would-be professional speakers). Before you rush off there, let me warn you that there’s also sometimes … Continue readingUsing videos in presentations
“Scars not scabs” is a phrase I picked up of Episode 115 of Beth Below’s “Introvert Entrepreneur” podcast where Beth is chatting to Esther Choy of the Leadership Story Lab. It rang a bell with … Continue readingPersonal stories in your presentations: Scars not scabs
I’ve had a few invitations to speak recently (some paid, some asking for a favour), and it struck me that when I followed up and said “Okay, what about?” and unusually high number said something … Continue readingMake a presentation about anything you like, Simon