The 4 year old test…

When you prepare a presentation, er performance, for any group, may I suggest this: Prep as if you were going to talk to a class of four year olds Adults need the same thing, though you won’t get the same instantaneous feedback, in terms of involvement and attention. My daughter’s nursery school has a program…

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PowerPoint Excellence

More on a favored topic…and a whole new paradigm.  

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More PowerPoint Jihad…

It may be a losing battle, but convincing the world that it is not about 100 word text slides during your presentation IS a worthwhile goal. Here’s a great post from Presentation Zen on the topic (with a book recommendation)

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More on Bad Powerpoint…

I guess I’ve gotten a name for myself with my bad PowerPoint jihad. Ed Mullin from AIS writes in and suggests that we each watch this video of “horrific powerpoint techniques we should all avoid.” There is another funny Powerpoint-based video after the break. Ed’s best idea: maybe PowerPoint should have an analysis feature where it goes…


Is PowerPoint an aid or a crutch?

“Death by Powerpoint” is a common problem at Microsoft. Most people think that-because they have made slides–that they have an effective presentation. WRONG. Some more food for thought in the anti-bad Powerpoint/Presentation jihad (is it non-pc to use that word)… My favorite quote: After the hour talk was over I realized that the presentation was…


Presentation Preparation…

We talk a LOT about effective presentations. How you make people feel, what your slides should look like. Here’s a great nuts and bolts article on just making sure you minimize the chance of failing on something obvious.


The Customer Experience…

The average American has over 3000 customer experiences daily. And Joey Coleman of Design Symphony understands what it takes to make a customer feel good about you. In an era where “everyone competes on speed (thanks to ups, fedex) and price (china, walmart),” customers look at you through the lens of physical performance senses stimulated…

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Horrible Presentations…

We talk about this a lot…here’s more evidence.

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