Presentation Theory

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A previous post explained the importance of timing to the success of your presentation. In this gives more detail on how to create a plan (and, more importantly, how to stick to it).

Presentations and Time Management

A previous post explained the importance of timing to the success of your presentation. In this gives more detail on how to create a plan (and, more importantly, how to stick to it).

It's no big secret that the key to a successful presentation lies within its preparation. Having said that, many people 'leave money on the table' by neglecting this important step.  The simple truth is, 'winging it' seldom works.

3 Steps to (Presentation) Success

It's no big secret that the key to a successful presentation lies within its preparation. Having said that, many people 'leave money on the table' by neglecting this important step. The simple truth is, 'winging it' seldom works.

This principle says that redundant information interferes with learning and material being retained in long term memory. Giving people more information, does not necessarily increase their ability to remember the key learning points.

Design Principles: Redundancy

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This principle is to all about choosing the best mode for communicating your message. Generally speaking people prefer to listen to a well-illustrated presentation than read an explanation – even if both use similar illustrations...

Design Principles: Choosing The Right Mode

This principle is to all about choosing the best mode for communicating your message. Generally speaking people prefer to listen to a well-illustrated presentation than read an explanation – even if both use similar illustrations.

This principle, known as Spacial Contiguity, simply says that words and illustrations relating to one another are better understood if positioned close together...

Design Principles: Spacial Contiguity

The transformation and renovation of downtown Las Vegas continues as more new businesses open, bringing jobs to the area in forms of construction as well as permanent employment.

Using multiple media greatly increases audience retention - so, if you're think of making a speech, you ought to seriously consider illustrating it...

This principle says that close synchronicity between what you say (narration) and what you show (supporting graphics) helps audience members remember your message.

Too many presenters spend the duration of their presentation standing in the exact same spot. By using the whole stage you have the ability to engage your audience and help them to visualise your message...

Presentations: How To Use The Stage

This principle says that close synchronicity between what you say (narration) and what you show (supporting graphics) helps audience members remember your message.

Use these seven design principles in your documents and presentations, and you won't go far wrong...

INFOGRAPHIC: Seven Design Principles

Use these seven design principles in your documents and presentations, and you won't go far wrong.

So you have an idea of what makes a successful presentation, but what are the things you should avoid? Here're three things you ought not to be doing...

Presentations: Three Things to Avoid

Joe can’t wait to get his whole team of remote workers together for a midweek conference call.Unfortunately, Joe’s employees don’t feel the same excitement.

You want your presentation to be remembered by your audience and you want them to take action. Here are some tips on how to structure your presentation so that it is memorable and results in action...

Sales Presentation Outline

You want your presentation to be remembered by your audience and you want them to take action. Here are some tips on how to structure your presentation so that it is memorable and results in action.

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