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7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint

7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Free pattern backgrounds that you can create yourself in PowerPoint. Use geometric pattern background and abstract pattern backgrounds for amazing designs!

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Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, June 4, 5:30 AM

Enhance your slides with attractive backgrounds. Some good examples here.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 3, 11:58 AM

Jazz up your presentations with backgrounds and patterns.

Philippe Coll's curator insight, September 6, 1:32 PM
Toujours sympa des "backgrounds" pour powerpoint.
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All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater

All the World’s a Stage, Including Your Presentation: 5 Tips from the Theater | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A list of useful tips and techniques from theater and acting that can be applied to giving presentations.

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Sally Spoon's curator insight, July 21, 2016 5:08 PM
theater in the real world

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 23, 2016 12:34 PM
Obvious tips but good reminders
Alex's curator insight, July 26, 2016 2:24 AM
Agree with number 2 - less is more! 
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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 2016 10:06 AM

Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 2016 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2016 9:43 AM
Short slide show of important rules for a great presentation. 
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Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts

Web Writing Tips for Better Blogposts and Social Media Posts | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A collection of advice and web writing tips for crafting better web copy for blogs and social media.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 29, 2014 8:42 AM
“Enjoy what you do! Your content shines brighter when you’re shining, too. :)” @KevanLee
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Why you should not 'ditch the PowerPoint'

Why you should not 'ditch the PowerPoint' | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
PowerPoint has earned a reputation as a relic that makes presentations less effective, but it’s a useful tool that speakers often misuse.

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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:11 AM

 92% of companies that attributed the  acquisition of just 1 customer from blog activity posted multiple times per day.  Stay focused on your customers and hire a competent writer to handle this activity.

Christopher Lopez's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:38 AM

Blogging is very essential to attract customers. It should be flawless.

Helen Stark's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:17 AM

Cool infographic that will be useful for any blogger.

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The World of Presentation Software

Today we will discover the various methods of using presentations software available to you.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.co...

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Estelle Ayer's curator insight, December 13, 2013 5:05 AM

Another presentation software

Shilpa Bansal/Balan's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:46 AM

This was really an informative presentation presented in an entertaining way. It is simply not done to possess knowlege but how do you use it and share your knowldege that is important.

Vicki Sullivan's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:19 AM

Helpful for those looking for a new presentation tool.

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How to Harness the Power of the Pause

The most telling sign of an amateur speaker is their inability to pace themselves and speak slowly. If you can learn to get comfortable with silence and pauses,

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:03 PM

More good tips to remember for presentations and public speaking.

 

Gavin Keeble's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:05 PM

"..." we use it in language...we should use it in presentations and speeches too!

gustavo salazar's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:05 AM

Como usar una presentación efectiva y no morir x power point

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52 Presentation Tips by SOAP

http://soappresentations.com/52_tips/ SOAP Presentations wants to help you achieve exceptional performances in 2013, so we're giving you this eBook of 52 Presentation Tips...


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Carmen Arias 's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:17 PM

Thanks !!!

Sylvain Briol's curator insight, January 22, 2013 2:52 AM

I guess it's an art, in a way ^^

Luca Brigada's comment, March 25, 2013 7:16 PM
You are welcome and thanks for link :)
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How to Make a Presentation - Tutorial

How to Make a Presentation - Tutorial | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The easy-to-follow guide to help you create compelling Presentations like a pro. Covers the six steps to follow before you start creating your Presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 24, 10:54 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.

Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, April 24, 3:58 PM

Thanks for the suggestion to Belle Balace.

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The Art of the Presentation

Karlyn Borysenko and I discuss the elements of putting together an impactful presentation and how to submit them to conferences.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 1, 2016 1:52 PM

If you are not discouraged by 138 slides, watch how a nearly entire movie can be used for slide background, plus some great ideas here.

Patricia Lynn's curator insight, July 2, 2016 2:43 PM
The Art of the Presentation
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5 Creative Principles for Remarkable Presentations

Every time I ask the question “what’s the most difficult part of writing a speech?” the answer is always the same. STARTING. Writing a presentation is inherent…

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 22, 2015 4:42 AM

Love the tips from slide #23

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 22, 2015 10:26 AM

A very creative design and useful presentation tips.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, September 14, 2015 5:34 PM

añada su visión ...

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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:03 PM

12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:16 AM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

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Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

Chris Carter's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:27 PM

Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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Presenters Checklist for Success

Presenter's Checklist for Success! Wether you are a new speaker or a seasoned one, these 12 Items is a must to check off before your next presentation. Created by Camille Wong.


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Cynthia Kivland's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:20 AM

Engaging audiences requires an emotional connection.  Sharing this slideshare with some presentation tips.

Donna Hudson's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:23 PM

Great Ideas!

 

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, January 26, 2014 12:11 AM

love this presentation. Look at it! what great visuals

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50 Things You Must Know About Storytelling

"Storytelling is like sex" wrote David Mamet, "everyone can do it, some of us are better at it than others." After three years of studying non-fiction storytell

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Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Who better?

 

Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say:

 

Hey, I’m no Hemingway!


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Alessandro Rea's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:15 PM

But really, who better than Hemingway to emulate? Rather than embracing the flowery prose of the literati, he chose to eschew obfuscation at every turn and write simply and clearly.

So let’s see what Ernest can teach us about effective writing.