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  • PowerPoint Whiteboarding and Post-Its
    on Sep 28, 2010 in PowerPoint training methods whiteboard
    This post is a sequel to the post titled “PowerPoint Whiteboarding.” As the newly appointed university professor looks for new ways to involve his students, this is what he’s up to now. Here are  some pictures of a similar techniqu...
  • PowerPoint Whiteboarding
    on Aug 16, 2010 in PowerPoint training lavagna whiteboard
    It’s always hard to keep students engaged and listening during a class and especially so during a long one.  Here are five  “low tech” suggestions for teaching with slides from a university professor: Design the slides so that ce...
  • One message per slide, please
    on Jun 11, 2010 in presentations slideshare
    If you want to show a lot of data, spread it out onto multiple slides, with one key message per slide. The slide shown above comes from a recent seminar.   Too many bits of information on a single slide dilute the message.  In addition, the slanted...
  • Don’t write your speech on the slide
    on May 14, 2010 in PowerPoint public speaking
    The temptation is often present: as you build your presentation slides, you think of the messages and words you want to say, and you end up writing them on the slide. Then you look at the “wordy” slide and decide an image might help vis...
  • Fatal attraction: the projection screen
    on Apr 22, 2010 in public speaking
    It happened again. A good speaker, a good topic, a large and interested audience, but… the speaker frequently turned to look at the slides projected on the large screen behind him, effectively turning his back on much of the audience. This was...
  • How to activate URL Links in Slideshare
    on Apr 12, 2010 in PowerPoint slideshare
    Sometimes presentations include URL links. URL stands for Universal Resource Locator and is an internet term. It generally refers to a website address such as http://www.slidecoaching.com.  If you build a presentation with PowerPoint, the URL link w...
  • Storytelling in Marketing and Sales
    on Mar 31, 2010 in marketing
    Brainshark.com is a web service for creating and sharing multimedia presentations. The company holds a presentation contest each year for its customers called “Sharkie Awards”, and  the winning presentations are showcased on the company...
  • The company website as a marketing tool
    on Mar 14, 2010 in marketing PDF
    Having a business website has become quite common in all industries. Nevertheless, I meet many entrepreneurs and website designers that are not aware of some website basics that could make their presence on the Internet more effective. That is why in...
  • The ninth secret of impeccable presentations
    on Mar 6, 2010 in public speaking
    The secrets of impeccable presentations help presenters to avoid technical glitches during presentations. In the latest issue of the SlideCoaching newsletter I share with subscribers the 9th secret.  This new pointer is an addition to the eight sec...
  • The ninth secret of impeccable presentations
    on Mar 6, 2010 in public speaking
    The secrets of impeccable presentations help presenters to avoid technical glitches during presentations. In the latest issue of the SlideCoaching newsletter I share with subscribers the 9th secret.  This new pointer is an addition to the eight sec...
  • Content marketing and presentations
    on Feb 3, 2010 in marketing
    What is Content Marketing? According to Joe Pulizzi, a content marketing evangelist, author, blogger and speaker: “Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and en...
  • Content marketing and presentations
    on Feb 3, 2010 in marketing
    What is Content Marketing? According to Joe Pulizzi, a content marketing evangelist, author, blogger and speaker: “Content marketing is a marketing technique of creating and distributing relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire, and en...
  • Do you stick to the template?
    on Jan 7, 2010 in PowerPoint
    Some thoughts on presentation templates Many presentations are prepared using some sort of personal or company template. Some are better than others for sure, but that’s another topic. In any case, templates usually define a font, font size, co...
  • Do you stick to the template?
    on Jan 7, 2010 in PowerPoint
    Some thoughts on presentation templates Many presentations are prepared using some sort of personal or company template. Some are better than others for sure, but that’s another topic. In any case, templates usually define a font, font size, co...
  • Presentation Zeitgeist 2009
    on Dec 31, 2009 in presentations
    Zeitgeist is a german term that is being used more and more in the IT world. It is a german word that means “spirit of the times” or “cultural tendency”.  The web 2.0 site Slideshare.com published today the presentation trend...
  • Presentation Zeitgeist 2009
    on Dec 31, 2009 in presentations
    Zeitgeist is a german term that is being used more and more in the IT world. It is a german word that means “spirit of the times” or “cultural tendency”.  The web 2.0 site Slideshare.com published today the presentation trend...
  • Learning from Steve Jobs: SlideRocket webcast
    on Dec 9, 2009 in presentations public speaking
    Yesterday evening I attended a good on-line webcast sponsored by SlideRocket, an on-line presentation building application with an advanced feature set. It is always good to be reminded of the style and techniques used by Steve Jobs in his great pres...
  • “Private” presentation sharing
    on Nov 20, 2009 in presentations
    If you are working on a slide presentation and would like to show it to someone using a slide sharing service on the Internet, you can upload the presentation to Slideshare and use the Privacy options.  The system gives you three choices for each sl...
  • A slide presentation is not a white paper
    on Nov 10, 2009 in presentations
    I followed a part of the Women & Technologies conference held in Milano today. Luckily it was broadcast live over the Internet.  The camera was generally focused on the speaker, only rarely did it zoom out and capture the slides that were behind...
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