I while ago I presented at a big multi-speaker conference, and the speakers got compared… it’s inevitable in a way, I suppose. It wasn’t the speakers who were comparing each other (except to help each other out, nicely)… it was some people … Continue readingI wasn’t the most impressive presenter at the conference
This isn’t a blog about how it felt to do a TEDx, or advice. I just want you to watch it in case it’s useful to you. I talk about how to hear bad news, not give it and the … Continue readingTEDX PRESENTATION
Here’s a confession! This is pretty much a totally naff blog post 🙂 What I mean by that is that normally I try to give some tools for making better presentations but in this post (or posts, it might take … Continue readingcreating the presentation design product
Well, while I finally get my act together about to relaunch the (upcoming) “HaveMoreImpact” podcast, I’ve been busy on other people’s 🙂 By co-incidence both came out in the same week. First up is Paul Lancaster’s one-hour long (!) interview … Continue readingtwo podcast interviews about presentations
I recently closed Andrew & Pete‘s first Atomic-X conference – it’s a mini-conference leading into a Christmas party. Any why the hell not, eh? Before I go into detail of how I did it and how the presentation went, you … Continue readingHow I made a rocking conference presentation
Appearances in presentations matter because of the Oppenheimer Effect. I’ve known of the Oppenheimer Effect for years – partially as a social phenomenon and partially from personal experience. When I was a researcher I was the best there was at … Continue readingwhy appearances matter in presentations
Not long ago, I got a contact request on Linked-In from Bogdan Klopov at Visme. Visme are a new-ish presentation software company that I tried out a couple of years ago. The software is cool, with a drag and drop … Continue reading100 creative presentation ideas – a review
As Saturday, June 1st is officially #SaySomethingNiceDay, I thought it might be “interesting” to research (and blog about!) something I’ve personally always found difficult – how to give feedback on a presentation. As that’s a significant part of my work … Continue readingHow to give feedback about a presentation
It’s nearly conference season, so here we go… I have to confess I’ve been driven to write this so that I can sleep better and let my frustrations somewhere to go. Last year I attended some conferences where I wanted … Continue readingMake a better conference presentation
A bit of a change here in this blog! This is a a guest post from Meetupcall and therefore very different from the usual presentation genius stuff! At Meetupcall, they’ve been looking at some famous speakers from history and sharing their … Continue readingSkills of Historic speakers
I’ve been writing and providing presentation wisdom(?) for a few other people recently! Here are two for the marking guys Andrew&Pete. Firstly, here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at using powerpoint templates. (Caution – large does of sarcasm are involved) https://www.andrewandpete.com/powerpoint-templates/ And … Continue readingPresentation blogs for other folks!
Cicely Berry died on the 15th of October this year (2018). This is not an obituary because she needs me to add to the pile of adulation in the same way as Jeff Bezos (net worth $112b) needs my spare … Continue readingPresentations in the style of Berry
Presentation software “Prezi” recently ‘upgraded’ to Prezi Next. The original is now called Prezi Classic. (I reviewed it on the old presentation skills blog a while ago.) New users can’t get to Prezi Classic and presentations made on Prezi Classic … Continue readingPrezi Next
Being able to move around when you make a presentation is a god-send. I’m not suggesting you wander around as you present, but being able to move around and not being tied to your laptop gives you a lot of … Continue readingControlling slides in your presentations
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 told) and episode in Happy … Continue readingTED presentations – jumped the shark?