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18 Tips for Killer Presentations

18 Tips for Killer Presentations
Jerry Seinfeld has a skit where he points out that studies show public speaking is a bigger fear than death. That means, he claims, that if you are going to a funeral you are better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. While there isn’t a lot you can do to melt away your anxiety, a the best start is simply to make a better presentation. Becoming a competent, rather than just confident, speaker requires a lot of practice. 10-20-30 Rule – This is a slideshow rule offered by Guy Kawasaki. What tips do you have for making killer presentations? Read full content Related:  Presentation skills

Presentation Titles that Attract an Audience Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines. Photo credit: bravenewtraveler You might not give much thought to your presentation title for a conference presentation. The conference organizers will have asked you to provide a title and an abstract for the conference programme and you manage to slap something together just before the deadline. But your presentation title can determine whether you have a smattering of people attending, or standing room only. The good news is that it’s not that hard to craft a presentation title. I’ll show you how this can work by taking one topic and generating a number of possible presentation titles by applying the different formats. The topic is teaching bioethics in secondary schools. 1. Dale Carnegie’s famous book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is still one of the best-selling communications books on Amazon. How to teach bioethics That’s ho-hum. “How to” is the most common way of starting a benefit title. 2. We love stories. 3.

Edunators - Helping Teachers Overcome Obstacles and Focus on Learning - 30 Questions For Teacher Reflection Details Written by Mark Clements A lot of college level teacher training programs talk about the importance of developing a “reflective practitioner” but what exactly does this mean for the classroom teacher? Below you will find a list of 30 Questions Teachers should be regularly asking themselves to ensure they’re classroom is as focused on learning as they would like it to be. Modeling Reflection – Questions to Ask With Students 1.Was this activity successful….why or why not? 2.If we do this again, what can I do differently to help you learn more? 3.Did this activity help you learn more than others we’ve done? Classroom Culture – Questions to Ask About Your Rules & Relationships 4.Are the relationships that I have with my students helping or hindering their ability to learn? 5.Could the problems I have in my classroom be solved by pre-teaching my expectations or developing rules/procedures to deal with these issues? 7.Am I excited to go to work today? All through with this piece?

Add Live Web Pages To A PowerPoint Slide Linking to a web page via a URL is a simple but so old world. Instead you want a PowerPoint solution that lets you stay within the presentation and showcase a web page in its full browsing glory. That’s where LiveWeb, a little free PowerPoint add-in comes into the picture. LiveWeb will add live web pages to a Powerpoint slide and refreshes the web pages in real-time during a slide show. It is just like using your presentation as a browser. A Small Download & A Simple Installation LiveWeb supports all PowerPoint versions starting from PowerPoint 97 to the latest 2010. In PowerPoint 2003, installation of the LiveWeb add-in is from the Tools – Add-ins menu. In PowerPoint 2007, you have to follow the path: Office Button ““ PowerPoint Options ““ Add-Ins ““ Manage (PowerPoint Add-ins) and click on Go to bring up the box that installs add-ins. A macro security warning pops up. Inserting A Web Page On A Slide From the Insert menu on the Ribbon, click on Web Page in the LiveWeb group.

How to Give Effective Presentations: 21 Tips Most business presentations range from incredibly boring to, well ... just plain boring. I'm sure you have a few offenders within your own team. It doesn't have to be this way, though. Here are 21 ways to make certain that your presentations hold your audience's interest–and help them make the decision you want them to make. Preparation Build a story. Presentation Check your equipment ... in advance. Now send a link to this column to all your colleagues.

SlideShare: Steve Jobs’ 10 Presentation Tactics Developing the ability to be a great presenter is an important skill set for agency new business. The first speech I ever gave, I read through my outline in just a few minutes then stood speechless in front of about 100 people not knowing what to do next. Greatly embarrassed, I vowed to never let that happen again. I’ve been a lifelong student of developing my public speaking skills and what it takes to create persuasive, memorable presentations that will reach an audience. Too many presentations are overly dependent upon PowerPoint, bullet pointed lists and mundane data. I’ve sat through hundreds of agency pitches and presentations. Author and communication coach, Carmine Gallo, gives us an analysis as to how Steve Jobs used some simplistic methods to make powerful presentations. The following 10 presentation tactics will provide you with a successful methodology for planning, preparing and delivering your next pitch. “That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity.

The 10 Most Important Secrets of Powerful Presenters | The Team W Blog I am one of those people who loves giving speeches and presentations. From what I have heard, I’m in a minority. Many people dislike giving speeches, but I’ve always had a hard time understanding that. My delight in giving talks is probably tied up with my love of theatre, my desire to be the center of attention (although I am actually an introvert), and my need for approval (and hence applause). People often tell me that I’m a great presenter, or that they loved my talk, or that my talk was the best one at the conference etc etc. so my love for speaking seems to work. But in all honesty, I’m never quite satisfied with the talks I give. Over my 30 year career of crafting and delivering speeches, classes, and presentations, I’ve attended seminars, read a lot of books, had private coaching, studied some of the “masters”, and experimented with the art and craft of speech making and speech delivering. 1. 2. 3. a. For d. Voila! 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Did you find this post interesting?

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” He goes on to write, … to reflectively experience is to make connections within the details of the work of the problem, to see it through the lens of abstraction or theory, to generate one’s own questions about it, to take more active and conscious control over understanding. ~ From Teaching With Your Mouth Shut Over the last few years I’ve led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. In an effort to help schools become more reflective learning environments, I’ve developed this “Taxonomy of Reflection.” – modeled on Bloom’s approach. 1. Take my Prezi tour of the Taxonomy A Taxonomy of Lower to Higher Order Reflection Trackback URL

PresentationMagazine: Free Presentation Speeches, Articles, Tips Making an effective presentation is more than putting a few slides together. You have to be precise, informative and still be able to keep the reader’s attention. If you want to create a great presentation, PresentationMagazine is a vital resource to check out. The site not only offers a large collection of articles and tips about making effective presentations, but it also has a huge inventory of free presentation speeches, clipart for different categories as well as over 300 free PowerPoint templates to choose from. The site also covers plain oral presentations like speeches and gives you general tips about public speaking. Features: Free presentation tips, articles, and tricks.Download over 300 power point templates.Read information for great speeches and public speaking.Browse templates by categories.Links to presentation utilities and tools.Free clip-art images for several categories.No registration required.Similar tools: SlideServe, PresentationsETC, SlideSix and TemplatesWise.

3 Secrets to AWESOME Presentations Raise your hand if you've ever subjected an audience to Death by Powerpoint. Let's stop killing each other with boring presentations, shall we? Here are three simple, powerful things you can do to transform an average presentation into an awesome one: 1. Don't just share information; TELL A STORY. Most presentations share a common goal: to persuade the audience to take action. What's the best way to persuade someone? What's the best way to get them to attach emotionally? Reframe your presentation like a great story: three acts with two turning points. Nobody likes being sold to, but who doesn't love a great story? 2. Boring presentations are safe presentations. Sometimes the best way to make a presentation more awesome is to go completely overboard. Polarizing slides engage audiences—they get people thinking and talking. 3. The first slide sets the audience's expectation. And the stuff in the middle? What exactly makes a slide "awesome"? Awesome slides make you feel something. Love or hate.

13 Tips to Zap Your Butterflies When Speaking in Public Everyone gets nervous before giving a speech. Unfortunately, the more people in the audience, the more important the speech usually is, making any butterflies in your stomach multiply before you begin. Knowing how to keep yourself calm can make a big difference when giving a speech. I’m not a world-famous speaker. For Your Next Presentation If you’ve got a big presentation to do in the next few weeks, there isn’t a whole lot you can do to improve your speaking skill. They won’t notice. For Your Future Presentations In the immediate future there isn’t much you can do to improve your speaking skill. Join Toastmasters. Presentation Handouts Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. It’s an important part of the total experience for the audience: But most of us focus on preparing what happens during the presentation, not what happens afterwards. Here are the benefits of having handouts: Benefits for the presenter They allow you to cut down on the amount of material you cover in your presentation and so not commit information overload.They allow you to stop worrying about forgetting what you want to say.Audience members will have a concrete reminder making your presentation more memorable.Audience members can easily contact you later. Benefits for audience members They allow audience members to relax about having to note down what you’re saying.If they like taking notes, they’ve got a place to do it.If they’re inspired by your topic, they’ve got more information on it.If they want to refresh themselves later on what you covered they’ve got a place to go. Tips for Presentation Handouts

Cultivating the Habits of Self-Knowledge and Reflection Once it’s begun, you can’t fully separate the person from the task. When the artist is painting, the painter and the act of painting become a single "thing." The emerging artwork becomes a part of it all, too. The same goes for students as well. The Insecurity of Student Performance But this also presents some problems. Did you do your best on your homework? In other words, it's all very personal. The Habits of Insecure Students So it makes sense that students' self-defense mechanisms kick in when they're challenged. Lack of apparent curiosity Apathy Refusal to take risks Decreased creativity Defeated tones Scrambles for shortcuts It just might be that these are all symptoms rather than causes -- that is, symptoms of not wanting to make mistakes, to fail, to be corrected, or to be thought less of by peers. How we feel and think about ourselves matters in learning. Scripted work Negativity Essays as assessment Talktalktalktalktalktalktalk 4 Questions for Self-Knowledge and Reflection

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1 Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2! Not a Designer? Most of the content on this site is targeted specifically towards professional designers and developers, or at the very least those interested in getting started in this field. You’ve chosen a visual tool to communicate and should therefore take the time to learn a thing or two about visual communications. Follow the ten tips below and see if you don’t start getting comments about your awesome presentation design skills. Kuler Piknik