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Presentation software can be a wonderful tool if used correctly. It can also be a dangerous distraction that interferes with communication rather than facilitating it. The line between the two is thin.
Life-changing presentations share a set of common attributes. In this guest post, John Richardson elaborates on his SPARK method.
The key to delivering an effective presentation is in the preparation. However, this takes more than preparing the speech. There are at least seven levels of preparation.
Becoming a better public speaker is important for almost every career. Whether you are in middle management, a corporate executive, a pastor, or an author, DCW can make you a better, more polished communicator.
I have been using Evernote for a couple of years now. I use it to manage meeting notes, store blogging ideas, and file interesting articles I read on the Web. I have recently begun using it to manage my speaking illustrations, quotes, jokes, etc.
Whether it is in the context of a one-on-one encounter, a small group discussion, or making a speech before an audience of thousands, the best leaders connect with people—in a way that touches their heart and leaves them transformed in some way. In the book, John shares five principles and five practices that will empower you to connect with people: Part 1: Connecting Principles Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation Connecting Is All About Others Connecting Goes Beyond Words Connecting Always Requires Energy Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent Part 2: Connecting Practices Connector Connect on Common Ground Connectors Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple Connectors Create an Experience Everyone Enjoys Connectors Inspire People Connectors Live What They Communicate I found this book to be extremely practical.
Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. On this day we celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. I want to take a few minutes and reflect on what is commonly referred to as his “I Have a Dream” speech. While the speech is a masterpiece of rhetoric, I believe it also provides eight insights into what it takes to be a truly great leader.
Don’t know what to buy for that special speaker friend or family member? Here are 12 suggestions.
The TED conference organizers provide their speakers with ten guidelines. They refer to these as “The TED Commandments.” I had never seen these before but ran across them on Garr Reynolds’ PresentationZen blog. (And by the way, Garr’s blog is a must-read if you do any public speaking.)
I often get asked what tools I use to create my presentations. Currently, I am using eight:
I know it is standard practice to put a logo on every page, especially in the corporate world. However, I would suggest that you avoid this practice. Here’s why: