Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Another book to add to my wish list – and not one that is is bound for my Kindle. No, this one needs the full colour treatment that only dead trees and high gloss ink can provide. I loved Nancy Duarte’s Slide:ology and if this book (her prequel to Slide:ology) is half as good it’ll…


PowerPoint, bullets and Bill

Ed Bott tweeted about the post titled Bullets are dead. Long live PowerPoint this morning which has some great advice one storytelling and speaking being more important than PowerPoint 101. it’s a bit like having a racing car but not bothering to get any driving skills – PowerPoint is a great tool but it often…


The simple stuff of great presentations

Start on time. Whatever. Finish on time. Whatever. Be clear on your goal in presenting. And get it, whatever. Make it easy, really easy to understand. Be enthusiastic about the topic. Remove all distractions be it stale sandwiches or bleeping phones. Thank your audience.  Definitive stuff from Nicholas Bate on giving presentations. Follow these and…


10 Tips on how to think like a designer…and tell stories

[image credit: Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures]   Another great post by Garr Reynolds – 10 Tips on how to think like a designer. I would love to have been a designer but don’t have the natural skills for it sadly. I do love…


Get a Cluetrain

  Cluetrain View more presentations from tecorporation. The seminal work of our Internet times and pretty astonishing that it was written 10 years ago. Now in slide format thanks to tecorporation and slideshare. The challenge here is the people who need to read this are precisely the ones who will not, and the ones who…


Poor use of images in slides

Hot on the heels of my Bing slide deck last week, I thought this post by Garr Reynolds was worth sharing –   Presentation Zen: 11 ways to use images poorly in slides   I see the errors below Garr mentions far too often unfortunately. It’s a shame as just a little attention to the…


My new Bing slide deck

View more presentations from Steve Clayton. I love PowerPoint and I hate PowerPoint. It’s a brilliant tool for aiding communication but too many people use it as a crutch. They fill their slides with bullet after bullet that is there to help them not their audience. The trick is you shouldn’t be up there presenting…


All You Need To Know About Giving A Presentation

Well not quite but it’s a pretty good place to start. One of the best ways to learn how to be a good presenter is to watch the best – and there is nowhere better than TED for that. Over the years they have hosted some of the best presentations you’ll ever see. Now courtesy…


Getting Paid To Do Your Hobby

I count myself alongside The Beatles and Tiger Woods – not because I have anything close to the raw talent of any of them – but because we’re all paid to do our hobby. Like them I’m extremely fortunate of course and today I was reminded of how much I love doing what I do….


You Need slide:ology

If you present at all in your job, you should get slide:ology. Even if you don’t it’s s great book that is beautifully presented (as you’d expect) and enormously practical. It’s backed up by a great website too with additional resources. O’Reilly kindly sent me a copy of this book for review and though I’ve…