Posts tagged with ‘Presentation Skills’

  • Sometimes The Best Use Of PowerPoint™ Is Not To Use It

    Three Situations When You Shouldn’t Use PowerPoint™                     The Onion cracks me up. It’s sage and humorous tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek rantings often have me choking on my morning toast. Not a fan of PowerPoint™ slidedecks? Here’s some Onion style ammunition  to convince your friends and colleagues. Seriously though, slidedecks have a time and […]
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  • Another Simple Public Speaking Anxiety Busting Trick?

      Visualizing myself being successful and taking deep belly breaths helps me get control of my nervousness  when I speak in public…techniques I recommend to my clients. They do work if you actually do them and not just think about doing them… Over at PsyBlog they’ve shared a new research study that proves that if an athlete clenches their left […]
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  • Nancy Duarte Talks About The Use of Story

    By Corrie Miller Nancy Duarte is the Queen. Really. Duarte has been a game changer when it comes to presentation content and delivery. She is the author of Slide:ology and Resonate, two influential books on the subject, and was the mind behind Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” Presentation. She has truly changed the way people think about the use of […]
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  • Three Powerful Public Speaking Techniques used by TED speaker Ron Finley

      Did you catch Ron Finley’s presentation at TED 2013? He was a powerhouse who captivated his audience and received a resounding standing O. If you haven’t watched him you should:     Ron beautifully demonstrates what separates presenters who have their audience enthralled from those who don’t. But a little aside…understand that it didn’t come easy nor was it […]
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  • Equality for Women in the Workplace: Still a Hot Button Issue. – By Corrie Miller

    I’ve been working closely with Janice Tomich for a few weeks now and we get into some pretty great rip roaring conversations. As two women in the room, this one particular chat got fiery right away. The topic has been debated at length, but please allow me to share our two cents. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, has been […]
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  • How to Build a Presentation ~ Part II

    Focus Emerges from Chaos                             Image: Chris Metcalf Now that you have finished Part I and put a thought or idea to a sticky note (one per) that supports your key message it’s time to create order to the chaos. What you will see emerge is running […]
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  • Speak Up Without Freaking Out

    Matt Abrahams, who teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and is co-founder of Bold Echo Communication Solutions, sent me his pocket size book on how to overcome the barrier of public speaking anxiety called, “Speaking Up Without Freaking Out.”   Packed with deep insight into where the fear stems, categorizing it, and then offering specific techniques for each […]
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  • Have You Tried Haiku Deck Yet?

    The great thing about long weekends? They give you a little more time to play without the guilt. From the previous blog post “How to Build a Presentation – Step 1″ I created a Haiku Deck. It’s a little different than my style—busier and the colour palette is mixed. What do you think? Here it is in SlideShare (update some […]
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  • How to Build a Presentation: Step #1

    Don’t put pen to paper. Don’t put a Sharpie™ to whiteboard. And absolutely do not open up PowerPoint. To build a presentation that will have your audience savouring your nuggets of wisdom like Tootsie Rolls Pops™ begin with brainstorming. The fun stuff. Especially for those of you, who, like me, are lovers of sticky notes, coloured felt pens, and a […]
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  • Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art

    From the Back Row As a speaker coach you will often find me in the back row of a theatre or event room. It’s from this viewpoint that I watch audience reaction and take note if the presenter is able to make their ideas and points reach all the way to the back rows. I’m watching to see if the […]
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