A friend of mine was recently not chosen to speak at a TEDx conference (to preserve everyone’s blushes I won’t tell you which TEDx they were, because you’ll laugh at them). That’s no big deal … Continue readingPresentations – don’t get ‘feedback’
If you’ve not heard the phrase “jumped the shark” it means to have gone so far down the line that things have become silly, past their best and so on. It comes from (I’ve been … Continue readingTED presentations – jumped the shark?
There’s quite a lot of evidence that we’re very susceptible animals – easily programmed. (My experience is that we’re depressingly almost as easy to train as dogs – and if you do it right that’s … Continue readingPresentation environments – and the presentation creation process
At 05:30 I’m not at my best. Despite that I was up, cleaned, dressed and out in time to be at the Sage, Gateshead by 06:15 and in my seat by 06:30. Yes, really. AM. … Continue readingWhat BBC radio tells us about making better 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
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 … Continue readingWhy I don’t make my presentations as good as they could be
Right then… let’s face it. Most presentations fail because (as I’ve said until I’m blue in the face!) presenters don’t know what it is they’re trying to do. I’ve posted about that before and I’ll … Continue readingTargeting your presentations