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Garr Reynolds Official Site

Garr Reynolds Official Site
1. Keep it Simple PowerPoint uses slides with a horizontal or “Landscape” orientation. The software was designed as a convenient way to display graphical information that would support the speaker and supplement the presentation. The slides themselves were never meant to be the “star of the show” (the star, of course, is your audience). People came to hear you and be moved or informed (or both) by you and your message. 2. Your presentation is for the benefit of the audience. We’ll talk more about this in the delivery section below, but as long as we are talking about text, please remember to never, ever turn your back on the audience and read text from the slide word for word. This slide is not unusual, but it is not a visual aid,it is more like an “eye chart.” Try to avoid text-heavy (and sleep inducing) slides like this one. Aim for something like this simple slide above. And this is even better… 3. Use object builds and slide transitions judiciously. 4. 5. 6. Pie Charts. Line Charts. 7. 8.

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21 Great Examples of PowerPoint Presentation Design [+ Templates] We can all agree there's more than one way of doing something. For example, some people default to the "loop, swoop, and pull" method when they tie their shoes, while others swear by the "bunny ears" technique. Either way you swing it, your shoes get tied, right? The trouble is, in some areas of life, different approaches don't always return the same results. → Free Download: 4 PowerPoint Presentation Templates [Access Now] Bad PowerPoint Examples You Should Avoid at All Costs There is a lot of information online on how to better your PowerPoint presentations. But sometimes an example of what you should not do can be very useful in the way of avoiding mistakes. So, what does a really bad presentation look like? Here I’ll show you the worst of the worst PowerPoint sins you can commit when designing your presentation. These bad PowerPoint examples will show you exactly what you don’t want your presentation to look like. From slides so ugly they cause eye strain, to just plain boring, if your presentation looks anything like this, then you have some work to do!

Negotiation Skills for Product Managers: 5 Things You Need to Know Do product managers really negotiate all day, every day? Here are some more obvious negotiation examples I heard this week: Our designer wants more time to keep iterating, but our engineers expected to start work a week ago. This situation keeps happening and it’s hurting us as a team.We presented our prototype to the CEO per her request and she gave us a bunch of feedback and requests that don’t make sense. And she wants an update in two weeks. Use It Or Lose It: 4 Ways to Practice Your Negotiation Skills If you’ve ever taken a negotiation course or read a book on negotiation, you’ve likely learned some techniques for effective communication. But unfortunately, negotiation is not like riding a bike. Much like a foreign language, unless you regularly practice the techniques, those valuable skills you learned will begin to decline over time. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to practice the art of negotiation. From discussing options for your next vacation spot with a spouse to executing a business deal at work, most of us are involved in some type of negotiation every day.

The 21 Principles of Persuasion How is it that certain people are so incredibly persuasive? Can we all harness those skills? After studying the most influential political, social, business and religious leaders, and trying countless techniques out myself, these are the 21 critical lessons I've identified to persuading people. This is an overview from a talk I've been giving to thousands of entrepreneurs for a few years now on "How to Persuade People." More detailed examples are explained in the links below.

Want to Be Extremely Persuasive? 9 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Better Leader Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas -- in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people. Maybe that's because selling is the one skill everyone needs to be successful? But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the benefits and logic of an idea to gain agreement -- and that means we all need to be more convincing: to persuade others a proposal makes sense, to show stakeholders how a project or business will generate a return, to help employees understand the benefits of a new process, etc. And that's why the art of persuasion is critical in any business or career -- and why successful people are extremely good at persuading others.

The Science of Persuasion: How to Get People to Agree With What You Say “A large state does not behave at all like a gigantic municipality” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb What does this statement make you think? Disagree at all? When I first read that line, I thought “Oh really? How Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules Apply to Your Business Written by Caleb Wojcik Unlike how most people get started writing and creating online, which is typically very lonely, Pixar thrives on collaboration. Employees there aren’t afraid of criticism, but rather embrace it, for it makes them and what they create better. Entire scenes they may have worked tireless nights on can get cut if they don’t build on the story being told. But they must realize critiques lead to better outcomes. And in this case, these outcomes are some of the most profitable movies in the history of film.

Storytelling That Moves People Persuasion is the centerpiece of business activity. Customers must be convinced to buy your company’s products or services, employees and colleagues to go along with a new strategic plan or reorganization, investors to buy (or not to sell) your stock, and partners to sign the next deal. But despite the critical importance of persuasion, most executives struggle to communicate, let alone inspire. Too often, they get lost in the accoutrements of companyspeak: PowerPoint slides, dry memos, and hyperbolic missives from the corporate communications department. Even the most carefully researched and considered efforts are routinely greeted with cynicism, lassitude, or outright dismissal.