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. Errrrr… why? Simple really – … Continue readingWhat BBC radio tells us about making better presentations
Cautionary note – this particular presentations blog is a bit of a personal rant, not the usual fact-based stuff I do. 🙂 I attended a networking/coaching session recently where I was the guest speaker. To save blushes I’ll not name … Continue readingSerious presentation mistakes… aka Presentation unconscious incompetence
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 useful. I’m also a fan … Continue readingA fan-boy rave 🙂
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 majority of attendees were from … 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 presenters are no longer attempting … Continue readingThe end of death by powerpoint?
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 the Industry Angel podcast with … Continue readingMore of me, somewhere else!
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? Next week I’ll look at … Continue readingCharity 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 me because of a couple … 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 like “Anything you like!”. Now, … Continue readingMake a presentation about anything you like, Simon
Yeah – sorry! This is late… but hopefully you’ll forgive me when you see the output and have a giggle while you learn 😉 Introducing Small Simon, who’s talking about using metaphors in your presentations. He doesn’t get out much … Continue readingSmall Simon talks about Science – using metaphors in presentations
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 WIKIexperets without any substance I … Continue readingTES time for presenting
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 thorough chronology (and frankly a … Continue readingConference presentation – a history, part 2
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 … Continue readingConference presentation – a history, part 1
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 … Continue readingPresentations and Evernote