Global Innovation. The Art of Storytelling in Presentations – Connecting. In late March I’ll be speaking at Hook: The Presentation Conference about The Art of Storytelling in Effective Presentations.
As we lead up to that event, which you can register for here, I wanted to write a few articles about the different aspects of storytelling (in no particular order) that I’ll be addressing. I wanted to start with Connecting, which I believe is why including storytelling in your presentations is so important. As Nancy Duarte said in her most recent book “Resonate” (which is a must buy): Stories are the emotional glue that connects an audience to your idea.
As a presenter trying to convey an idea, whether it’s to educate, persuade, encourage action or otherwise, it’s imperative that you make a connection with your audience. If this was a sales presentation, and you are up against various other vendors, how are you going to win the business if they forget everything you said? Stories are different from facts, figures and features. Connect: Authored by: Jon Thomas. What’s the difference between Taxonomies and Ontologies? - Ask Dr. Search. A Reader Asks: What’s the difference between Taxonomies and Ontologies?
And do I even need to care !? Editor’s Note: For basic definitions of the terms in this article please see our online glossary of terms. Dr. Search Responds, Wow, that’s a great question! I’d summarize the similarities and differences this way: For casual users, these are very similar concepts. Beyond academic precision, ontologies try to represent knowledge in a form so carefully that even computers can derive meaning by traversing the various relationships. Taxonomies can also be read and used in computer software, for example Verity’s Topic Sets were a form of taxonomy, and could be loaded into a profiler to classify incoming documents; many other companies have had this idea as well. Why this Matters? And as to your question “… and do I even need to care?” Are you considering Taxonomies for an upcoming project? Other terms associated with Taxonomies A Folksonomy is a newer type of taxonomy where users tag content. E-communication and society: A cyber-house divided. Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information.
Very Quietly, Nixon Peabody Launches 'Second Opinion' Practice. Bite the Bullet Point - Magazine. Posted Oct 1, 2010 1:49 AM CDT By Dennis Kennedy Illustration by Jim Frazier I’ve recently been in the audience for a lot of PowerPoint presentations, and some of the uses have made me wonder if recent news articles asking “Is PowerPoint killing presentations?”
Are right on target. In the right hands, PowerPoint or any other presentation program can literally and figuratively make a presentation sing. But they can also drain out all the energy, passion and interest. The standard approach to PowerPoint for lawyers involves text-dense, bullet-pointed slides on conservative, firm-branded backgrounds with minimal, often simplistic clip art. Snore. The biggest problem I see is that people have moved the focus from the speech and the speaker to the slides. Does this mean it’s time for lawyers to abandon PowerPoint for presentations? For most of us, however, PowerPoint can enhance our presentations and help us get our message across. 1) Are slides even needed? 5) Get the details right. THE LAST DAYS OF THE POLYMATH.
People who know a lot about a lot have long been an exclusive club, but now they are an endangered species.
Edward Carr tracks some down ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Autumn 2009 CARL DJERASSI can remember the moment when he became a writer. It was 1993, he was a professor of chemistry at Stanford University in California and he had already written books about science and about his life as one of the inventors of the Pill. Now he wanted to write a literary novel about writers’ insecurities, with a central character loosely modelled on Norman Mailer, Philip Roth and Gore Vidal. His wife, Diane Middlebrook, thought it was a ridiculous idea. Even at 85, slight and snowy-haired, Djerassi is a determined man.
Eventually Djerassi got the bound galleys of his book. Diane Middlebrook died of cancer in 2007 and, as Djerassi speaks, her presence grows stronger. Carl Djerassi is a polymath. The word “polymath” teeters somewhere between Leonardo da Vinci and Stephen Fry. TaxAlmanac.