Using your deadtime for better presentations

I’m writing this on a train. For me, that’s quite unusual, because I tend to use train journeys for consuming content rather than creating it. In part that’s because it’s easier to read my kindle or li … [Read more...]

TES time for presenting

The TES (Times Educational Supplement) on June 2nd, 2017 has a cracker of an article. Dylan Wiliam talks sense about how people (well, school pupils!) learn. Now, given how much tosh is put about by … [Read more...]

Pictionary Presentations

I'm not particularly one for party games. I've had too many experiences of coming last. I guess it says more than I'd like to admit about me and my friends that that matters. But I do rather like … [Read more...]

Doctors’ presentations – part two

Last week, I started to explore some of the work of Mayer about how to make presentations have more impact, in terms of what audience's remember and can apply. There's more though, and it's all good … [Read more...]

What doctors know about making presentations

I've seen lots of doctors make presentations and the brutal version of this blog post could be, frankly "not much".  But that's odd, because there's a lot of good research that's been carried out to … [Read more...]

Presentation rehearsal – learning from Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is pretty much my favourite poet. Not quite, but close. But she did write what is probably my favourite poem (Like Dust I Rise). Amongst the many things she’s famous for are pithy bits of … [Read more...]

Being a Speakers vs Being a Presenter

This one is personal. Unusual for me there isn’t a bunch of research papers behind it (as far as I know no one has written any!) but it’s based on ten years of being a presentations trainer - not a spe … [Read more...]

Confidence for Conferences or other big events…

I'm talking about the middle ground conferences where it's your professional body - or at least your would-be-professional-body-if-you-could-face-the-conference, or the … [Read more...]

Conference presentation – a history, part 2

Just like bands that are revolutionary and have breakthrough albums, and for whom the second album is always ‘challenging’ this is a bit of a ‘challenging’ blog.   Last week I gave you a pretty thoroug … [Read more...]

Conference presentation – a history, part 1

Part one of a two part set about a huge presentation I did recently :)    In this part I'll take you through the chronology of what I did to prepare and what happened.  Part two will look at what I le … [Read more...]

Presentation question! To slide or not to slide?

Note, a version of this article was originally published on the Presentation Guru website. To slide or not to slide? Yes, I know… I’m asking for trouble here, because it’s an area fraught with some v … [Read more...]

Presentations and Evernote

I love Evernote. It's one of the must-have apps for all my hardware. If you're not used to it, you can't imagine how handy it is. Take a look at their website, but to be honest, it doesn't begin to … [Read more...]

Presentation as inspiration

I'm a bit of a sceptic when it comes to inspirational presentations. All too often just firing people up without giving them the tools they need apply that energy can leave them no better off than … [Read more...]

Why I don’t make my presentations as good as they could be

Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room first. Sometimes I don’t do anything as well as I could because I’m lazy. There, I’ve said it. I like to pretend to myself I’m not actually lazy, just ‘e … [Read more...]

Presentations learning from modern art… #2

Last week, I talked about what presenters could learn from modern art (well, all art, but modern art in particular). I concentrated on the art itself, the bit we look at, but that's not all there is … [Read more...]