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Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes - Nancy Duarte
by Nancy Duarte | 2:00 PM December 12, 2012 We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same traps. Here are five of the most common, along with some tips on how to avoid them. 1. To unearth the emotional appeal of your ideas, ask yourself a series of “why” questions. 2. 3. 4. 5. This is the seventh and final post in Nancy Duarte’s blog series on creating and delivering presentations, based on tips from her new book, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. Read the other posts here: Post #1: How to Present to Senior Executives Post #2: Create a Presentation Your Audience Will Care About Post #3: Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test Post #4: Structure Your Presentation Like a Story Post #5: Disarm Your Audience When You Present Post #6: Authentic Presentations Take Practice

10 ways to avoid death by bullet points - Presentitude - The concept of Death by PowerPoint has largely been blamed on the over use of bullets in presentations. It’s somewhat sad as bullets are a great way to organize content and create a structure. If you are structuring a to-do list for your next project – you will most likely use bullets as an organizing tool. The problem is as great as bullets are for organizing and structure content, bullets are not in their basic form a very great tool for presenting content, however organized. But sometimes you are stuck. You can’t shorten your content (maybe for legal or other reasons it all has to stay). How can you avoid people dying of your bullets? These are 10 techniques to use on your slides if you are stuck with the bullets, and a way to minimize the chance your audience will fall asleep… Let’s say we have to present this text about the benefits of using a calendar and we have to use all the text as commanded by a very evil and bullet prone boss (who really, really likes planners). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kastika. Micro-Blog. - 10 recomendaciones para construir buenas historias 10 Creative Exercises That Are Better Than Brainstorming We're all familiar with traditional brainstorming as a method for producing new ideas, but there are many alternative exercises for tackling problems and developing new ideas, both individually and in a group setting. Ranging from structured to silly, here's a selection of ten simple techniques and exercises to help you get your problem solving juices flowing: 1) Storyboarding If you're trying to design a process, storyboarding can help you see where your collective understanding of a problem supports or conflicts with a proposed solution, and where more thought/research is needed. Sticky notes are your friend. Once you have a group of sticky notes to work from, start arranging them on the board as a progression: first this, then that. 2) Forced Connections This exercise involves bringing together ideas that serve very different needs or interests to form a new concept. 3) Brain-Writing 4) Zero Draft Taking your central theme or topic: 6) Questioning Assumptions 7) Wishing 9) Group Sketching

Tell Web Stories with Farfromhomepage 22 December '11, 01:51pm Follow At first, it’s tempting to look at Farfromhomepage and think, “Why would I need this?” However, dig into it and it’s actually a very interesting way of presenting and sharing online content in a way that tells a story. The idea behind Farfromhomepage is ‘Creative Browsing’, the term that the German team behind it uses to describe the idea of taking websites, YouTube videos and audio clips from SoundCloud and turning them into a multimedia presentation called a ‘Tour’ that others can play back in their browsers. Tours are created by using a tool that allows you to make clippings from web pages and import YouTube and SoundCloud content just by pasting in a URL. While the tools available can take a little getting used to, they are being used to great effect by some early users. Farfromhomepage is still in an experimental phase, but a paid-for version is planned for next year, enabling users to embed tours on their own websites. ➤ Farfromhomepage

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