Presentation Theory

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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.

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.

Seven Principles of Multimedia Design for Memorable Presentations

Seven Principles of Multimedia Design for Memorable Presentations

Make better slides with these PowerPoint design tips that every business presenter should know.

Seven Principles of Multimedia Design

Seven Principles of Multimedia Design for Memorable Presentations

Make better slides with these PowerPoint design tips that every business presenter should know.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Structure Business PowerPoint Presentations...

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Structure Business PowerPoint Presentations

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

Time management is essential during a presentation. You want to avoid going off topic and stick to the time slot given to deliver an engaging presentation.

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

Growth metrics tell you whether your business is growing as fast as you'd like and in the right direction. Here are 7 growth metrics to track.

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

Design Principles: Multi-Media

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.

How do you awaken interest in the first 90 seconds? Here are three methods you can use to grab your audience's attention...

3 Ways to Grab Your Audience's Attention

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.

If business features are to hold any real value, they must be converted into clear customer benefits. Here are 3 simple ways to distinguish between the two...

3 Ways to Distinguish Business Features From Customer Benefits

An essential and often overlooked business skill is the ability to delegate work. This exact characteristic has been at the core of many businesses becoming hugely successful and employing many people.

Discover how an understanding of the memory and how it works can help you create and deliver high converting, memorable sales presentations…

Sales Presentations: How the Memory Works

Discover how an understanding of the memory and how it works can help you create and deliver high converting, memorable sales presentations…

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