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Everything a Savvy Presenter Needs to Know: 30+Tips and Tutorials

Everything a Savvy Presenter Needs to Know: 30+Tips and Tutorials | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Fellow curator @Baiba Svenca found this site and it is fabulous. If you want to up your presentation skills, here are all the tips, tools and advice you need all in one place. And storytelling plays a big role. You will find articles directly speaking to this in the list.


Now there is no excuse for "death by PowerPoint"!  


Thanks Baiba. And many appreciations to this site for the compilation, plus rescuing the rest of the world from soul killing, mind-numbing presentations :))

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, August 18, 2:19 AM

Back before the digital age it was Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters.  While those are both still very valuable resources, the digital environment adds a slightly different nuance to it.  That's why I think this compilation of resources is valuable.

Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

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Free e-book on Openings that Grab Attention

Delivering a brilliant presentation starts with your introduction. The first 60 seconds of your talk set the tone for the rest of your presentation. This eBook…
Karen Dietz's insight:

How do you create a great opening for a presentation? Here's a quick guide sharing techniques that will capture your audience's attention and get your speech off to a terrific start.


Keep this handy and have fun experimenting with different openings. Story on!


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Presentation Excellence -- How To Guide

Every one of us has a natural presenter type, and there are six of them: Storyteller, Counselor, Coach, Teacher, Producer, Inventor. If you can understand yo...
Karen Dietz's insight:

Today it's all about presentation skills! Here's a terrific SlideShare program that focuses less on slide layout, and zeroes in on all the strategic thinking you need to do BEFORE you even get to a slide.


Most people miss this. They have a presentation to give, gather some information, and then leap into PowerPoint. The result? Usually a boring presentation.


The advice here is all about the audience, the why, and the message. Starting from these points will result in a way better presentation. And of course, strategically telling stories in your presentation is a sure winner.


Take the advice here to heart and game on!


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Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, April 8, 11:43 PM

Claves importantes para hablar y exponer en público.

Johani Karonen's curator insight, April 9, 3:20 AM

Excellence through some self analysis and good advice!

Theophilus's curator insight, April 9, 9:53 AM

Some good insights shared here on the best options to employ when presenting. An amateur, it is said, when asked to speak, first thinks about what will be said, while a professional asks, "Who is my audience?".

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Got An Upcoming Online Presentation? 10 Tips for Greatness

Got An Upcoming Online Presentation? 10 Tips for Greatness | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Don't make rookie mistakes with your online presentation. Here are basic steps to ensure it's efficient and entertaining.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Giving a presentation with lots of stories in person is hard enough. Giving a presentation online is doubly hard. That's because for the most part you can't directly see or feel your audience. So learning how to tell your stories and master online presentations is critical these days.


I teach an online MBA course on business communication -- which makes me laugh to no end because it's a complete oxymoron. But we make it work. Is it optimal? No. Do people increase their skills? Absolutely. But it has taken me a lot of work to figure it out.


So here are 10 tips to help you. Like starting with the right tool. And how to encourage conversation. And setting clear action steps.


And I would also add -- don't forget to share your stories. It will keep people interested in what you are saying as you work with them online.


Here's to improved online presentations!


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5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years of TED Talks

5 Public Speaking Lessons From 30 Years of TED Talks | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
After analyzing hundreds of hours worth of TED Talks, author Carmine Gallo has gleaned some great tips for any public speaker who wants to present...
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's a quick article by Carmine Gallo who studied 500 of the most popular TED talks to determine their common qualities that you can use to craft your own powerful presentations.


And sharing stories is #2 on the list! Number 1 was "identify your true passion". Sounds right to me.


The third and fourth tips are both still about storytelling -- the best stories have some novelty woven into them. And stories are not stories without imagery. What is quality number 5? I'll let you discover that for yourself.


So next time you are crafting a presentation, pay attention to these 5 lessons and your talk will be TED ready.


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5 Ways to Create Audio Slideshows and Tell Your Story

5 Ways to Create Audio Slideshows and Tell Your Story | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.


Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Many thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding this post and sharing it.


I think it's really cool because we all need good tools to add audio to any slideshows we create as a way to tell our business stories. The list was originally compiled for teachers and students but we can all benefit.


I hope these come in handy for you!


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Danielle Annick Le Pape's curator insight, January 2, 3:55 PM

slideshows avec son

InFLE-InELE 's curator insight, January 3, 6:32 AM

Créer des présentations agrémentées avec du son

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, January 3, 1:03 PM

A practical guide to creating audio slideshows . . . great for teachers and anyone wanting to learn how to enhance their PowerPoint and other presentations.

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Using Personal Stories + Adding Suspense to Biz Presentations

Using Personal Stories + Adding Suspense to Biz Presentations | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Karen Dietz's insight:

In this free podcast, story guru Annette Simmons interviews Jane Praeger who used to deliver media training to clients. During the interview Jane talks about her transition to storytelling and how she now works with stories with clients.


There's a great story shared, and a terrific clip to watch. Praeger talks about the use of suspense and suprise to keep people engaged with your story.


There's good stuff here! I hope you enjoy it and learn lots :) 


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Gordon Diver's curator insight, December 14, 2013 3:46 PM

Nice look at making your content personal and interesting

Krista Finstad-Milion's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:07 AM

The best stories come from paying close attention to the field which require listening and the capacity to capture moments of truth. This video seems to demonstrate these strengths in an authentic way.  

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To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story

To Persuade People, Tell Them a Story | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Paul Smith had 20 minutes to sell the CEO of Procter & Gamble, and his team of managers, on new market-research techniques for which Mr. Smith's department wanted funding. As associate director of P&G's PG -0.39% market research, Mr. Smith had spent three weeks assembling a concise pitch with more than 30 PowerPoint slides.

 

On the day of the meeting, CEO A.G. Lafley entered the room, greeted everybody and turned his back to the screen. He then stared intently at Mr. Smith throughout the entire presentation, not once turning to look at a slide.

 

"I felt like maybe I hadn't done a very good job because he wasn't looking at my slides like everyone else," says Mr. Smith, who also noticed that the other managers didn't seem very engaged. "It didn't occur to me until later that he did that because he was more interested in what I had to say than in what my slides looked like."


Via Gregg Morris
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great article with a clear story about the power of stories and moving away from PowerPoint presentations.


I love the lesson Paul Smith shares and what he learned from the executive listening to his presentation! Smith is the autbor of the book "Leading With Story".


So read this article and get wise about best ways to give a presentation!


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Richard Baxter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:21 AM

Less is more........engaging!

Bad Spoon's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:57 AM

Un excellent exemple de l'impact du storytelling dans les présentations business

Gavin Keeble's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:47 PM

At best, your PPT slides can only SUPPORT your message. The more refined or rarified your audiences get, the more refined or rarified your slide deck needs to get. They're 'paying' for your professional advice/opinion, not your PPT ability.

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5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation

5 Powerful Ways for Opening a Presentation | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
We've all been there before: staring at the glow of your blank computer screen with no idea on how to open or start your talk. For starters, you should never be staring at PowerPoint with no clear ...
Karen Dietz's insight:

Hey -- this is really quick and really simple. But a great list to keep handy when working on a presentation. 


Clients always have a hard time figuring out how to start a story or presentation, and how to end it. The examples here are good and will give you ideas for what you might want to do.


Have fun!


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Patricia - saying something memorable, wearing something memorable and sometimes I bring something memorable! Trisha Proud
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Karen Dietz's comment, July 30, 2013 8:35 PM
Thank you Trisha, Patricia, Peter, Richard, Denyse, Lalita, Karen and Ivon for your comments! I've been enjoying the conversation and thoughts.
Don Breedwell's curator insight, August 1, 2013 7:51 PM

This is a reminder for all of us who are teachers and Ouse power point in the classroom, too. 

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Another great infographic on rules to keep in mind when crafting and delivering your stories via presentations!


And thank you to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding and sharing this piece.


My favorite? "Thou shalt not induce migraine or double vision with bad design."


It's Friday, we all deserve a chuckle after a long week, so enjoy these pithy Commandments :))


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Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. Tell stories!

Sad But True: PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. Tell stories! | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard the phrase, "PowerPoint sucks!" or "slides kill presentations?" Here's something to think about as you head into the weekend: PowerPoint doesn't suck. You suck. Sorry. I don't mean "you" (the person reading this blog...

Via Ken Morrison
Karen Dietz's insight:

What a great article with fabulous points. And thank you to fellow Curator Ken Morrison for finding and sharing it. It's a dose of reality.


Here is what I love -- the emphasis is on the importance of storytelling. And the author discusses why most presentations fail and give us 5 solid tips for how to fix them. And I really like the go-to resources he gives so we can all craft better presentations.


Learn how to tell stories. That's your content. Learn how to use PPT effectively. That's your tool.


Now here's a challenge for you -- to become better storytellers using PPT, can you get your presentation down to 5 slides? 


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Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:21 PM
I agree Andrew. Tools are tools and it's all about how you use them that counts.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 24, 2013 1:23 PM
Good question Thomas! I think it is an ongoing dance between learning good storytelling and then learning the tools for maximum impact.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 2, 2013 7:44 AM

recentlyrue recently I had to get students to use Powerpoint as the Internet connection was too slow to have them all work at once on other online presentation tools. After laying down some ground rules about effective use they amazed us with their creative responses. It is not the tool. It is how you use it. And how teachers plan for it!

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"Skip This Ad" cartoon from Tom Fishburne: Tell a story or else!

"Skip This Ad" cartoon from Tom Fishburne: Tell a story or else! | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
In advertising, there's no such thing as a captive audience. It's easier than ever for people to tune out experiences they don't like (although, sadly, this doesn't apply to boring meetings).
Karen Dietz's insight:

LOL, it's Sunday, I'm slogging away at the computer and ran across the latest cartoon from my favorite biz cartoonist Tom Fishburne. It made me laugh so I wanted to share. And take a break from my writing project :))


Why did I grin when I saw this? Because meetings (along with PowerPoint presentations) can be so boring! Don't you just wish you could be the guy in the cartoon writing on the wall? Ahhhh, fantasies abound...


Moral: create storied ads, share stories in meetings, craft storied presentations! Check out the other cartoons (especially the one on authenticity and transparency) and enjoy the day --


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Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick

Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?
Karen Dietz's insight:

Keep this cheat-sheet handy next time you need to make a presentation or use PowerPoint!


It is short quick and to the point. There are only a few missing pieces I would add:

  1. If you have to use bullet points -- no more than 3 to a page, and preferably only one.
  2. Have 1 message per slide.
  3. Use a powerful visual to back up your point.
  4. End with suggested action steps! Never leave your audience guessing about what they should do next :)
  5. If you can, construct your entire presentation using a story arc showing transformation (real or possible).
  6. Practice practice practice so giving presentations is more fun (which is another reason to build stories into your PPT or design your entire PPT as a story -- it's more fun and easier to deliver).


Now go give awesome presentations!


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Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Karen Dietz's comment, August 16, 2013 4:28 PM
How wonderful Audrey! I hope you do really well :)
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20 + Tips for Optimizing Speaking Skills & Presentations

20 + Tips for Optimizing Speaking Skills & Presentations | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Improve audience engagement and sharing by optimizing your public speaking and presentations with these 20 plus tips.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Not a professional speaker but got a presentation coming up? Looking for some new ideas or tips for putting it together?


Then this article is for you! It's a quick read with lots of suggestions. Some I was familiar with, some not. If you are an old had at presentations, maybe this will refresh your memory of some tips you've forgotten. For the rest of us, the tips will give us new ideas for crafting our next presentation.


And don't forget to share stories :)


I hope you get inspired and have great results!


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LucaVanin's curator insight, June 15, 2013 4:23 AM

Questo è l'obiettivo anche del Corso che terrò in luglio: Presenta Davvero!
Ecco il link: http://www.insegnalo.it/corso-online/item/presenta-davvero

Terri Pawer's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:27 AM

Great tips for getting the most mileage out of a tremednous amount of work.  Very relevant ideas.

Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:58 PM
Thank you Malek, Luca and Terri for your comments. Glad the article is proving helpful!
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What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons in Storied Presentations from the World's Most Captivating P...

Get more tips from the world's best presenters: http://bit.ly/Z8Spem
Karen Dietz's insight:

I love this quick SlideShare program about what makes presentations rock that really packs a punch.


All my smart, capable MBA students struggle with creating compelling persuasive presentations. All of my senior executives struggle with the same.


So what would Steve Jobs do? How do you create a compelling presentation that brings results?


As this SlideShare shows us, it is all about distilling your presentation down to its core essence -- and then sharing it as a story, with stories, and with strong visuals. But there is much more to this program than that message -- so take a few minutes to flip through it and dig into its contents. You will be glad you did.


Wake up people's brains! Follow the rules given here. They work.


Yet if we know what to do, why don't we do it? Because it takes time, as this program says.


But think of it this way: can you affort NOT to invest the time when money and business and your reputation is on the table? Nope.


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:37 AM

What could be better than that?

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How To Create Presentation Slides That Are Out Of This World

Want to spice up your next corporate presentation? Take it from us, Make your next presentation Out Of This World! Download this Presentation for a Tweet here:

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

And here's another great SlideShare piece on creating fabulous compelling, influential presentations. There are tips here that compliment the SlideShare program I reviewed yesterday -- so go grab both.


Now I will say I am not a fan of the story structure they use in this piece. It is too simplified and won't work very well. So ignore that and follow Nancy Duarte's structure that you can find here:

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/structure_your_presentation_li.html 


Happy biz storytelling! And thank you Baiba Svenca for finding and sharing this piece :)

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Chantal Sim's curator insight, May 20, 2013 1:18 PM

As I always trying to make my presentation more remarkable than before, I think it is good tips for me and us. These are really nice to learn for your future presentation especially for those of who have presentation for this semester.

 

So if you are interested in making your presentation look fancy and effective, it will be worthy to see all the slides!

Chantal Sim's comment, May 20, 2013 1:20 PM
These are so valuable! Thank you for sharing this, appreciate so much that I can re-scoop.it!
Karen Dietz's comment, May 20, 2013 9:09 PM
You are welcome Chantal and hope it helps your curation!
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Broadcast Your PowerPoint Stories To All The Devices In The Room with Electric Slide

Broadcast Your PowerPoint Stories To All The Devices In The Room with Electric Slide | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Electric Slide is the easiest way to wirelessly present PowerPoint slides, Office documents, PDFs and videos with your iPhone or iPad.

Your device is a remote control that works anywhere with any screen. Since viewers just need your simple URL to follow along, setup is a cinch.

You can also connect your device directly to a TV or projector via HDMI or VGA.


Via Baiba Svenca, Robin Good
Karen Dietz's insight:

Top curators Baiba Svenca and Robin Good found this cool app and I think it's important for you to know about too.


How amazing would it be when giving a presentation and sharing your biz stories via PowerPoint to have those in the room going through your material on their phones or ipads?


Or pity the person in the back of the room who can't see your slides well enough to follow along. 


And the app can also still project on a screen if you want it to. So it's the best of the old and something new too.


The pricing however is steep. If you want to use the app with just one person it's free. Like we'd really need that when talking one-to-one with someone. If you want to shell our $50 for 6 months, or $80 bucks for a year, you can broadcast simultaneously to 50 people.


If you do a lot of speaking, you might want to check it out.


So this could be the coolest thing since sliced bread, or a dud -- depending on your business. Regardless, I still like the idea!


Thanks Baiba and Robin for finding this app and sharing.

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Jacq's comment, March 1, 2013 1:18 AM
the pricing for more than one co-user I need to think about
Karen Dietz's comment, March 1, 2013 12:57 PM
I agree Jacq! For some, the pricing won't be an issue. For sole proprietors, it could be something to carefully consider.
Cori Zuppo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:27 PM

Absolutely cool. Now, how to make it work in a classroom with a diverse student population who perhaps cannot afford iThings...and the classroom PCs are not wireless...hmmm...

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Six Tips to Improve Your Visual Storytelling (without design expertise)

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here are 6 quick tips for how to up your visual storytelling game to augment your business stories.


I like these because anyone can do them. Yeah!


Thanks to author Lou Hoffman for sharing these nifty ideas.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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corneja's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:19 AM

Very simple and effective tips. Thanks!

Karen Dietz's comment, February 14, 2013 9:24 PM
My pleasure!
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Go for PowerPoint in your visual content [& story] marketing strategy

Go for PowerPoint in your visual content [& story] marketing strategy | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
PowerPoint presentations might the killer content you're looking for if you're looking to reach busy professionals and executives online.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Ah ha! Here's another article advocating using PowerPoint for marketing. And of course, for sharing your stories.


But of course, you've got to craft the PPT right in order for a compelling story to be told. Search under 'PowerPoint' here in this curation to get the best articles I've found on creating "wow" PPT presentations and stories.


This article makes some great points. Make life easy for yourself -- go for a PPT instead of the time and expense of a video. Particularly if time is short and you don't have money to burn.


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7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint -- Or how to tell compelling biz stories with PPT

Short talk about presentations given at Startup Dynamo, a workshop held by Startup@Singapore NUS using the Learn Startup Methodology. My segment was on Present

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Fellow curator Baiba Svenca has found another great piece about how to create compelling PowerPoints. Use the tips in this slide program to craft ans share better biz stories or any other kind of presentation.


It is a terrific reminder that your stories belong in the text of what you say, and that PPTs are visual tools to help you tell your story better.


Or -- since stories are packets of visual imagery that you convey, take one story and translate it into a beautiful PPT using the tips here.


Thanks Baiba!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:14 AM

Have started showing students during Google presentation tutorials how to outline their presentations like they always do with those bulleted lines on the slides.  Then take those sentences, change them into titles, and put one title on each slide. Select one image per slide. If needed, add URL links. Add the works cited for the image in tiny print at the bottom of the slide. Move those outlined bulleted points to the note section or toss into a document to print out for a group presenetation.

 

No more slides crowded with text and 4 images! No more students sleeping in the classroom while their classmates read from the Smartboard.

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 13, 9:30 AM

This is a PowerPoint presentation that would have sent my former employers into shock. They had no imagination whatsoever. However, Eugene Cheng clearly has wonderful artistic skills and knows how to present them. In addition, he clearly has a nice budget to work with. These kind of beautiful graphics don't come at low price. I thoroughly enjoyed glancing through this presentation and plan to use it as inspiration for future projects.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 1:28 AM

While beautiful Powerpoint may seem like an oxymoron  this slideshow proves it is possible.

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Woo hoo! Technology to the rescue!


I can easily whip out fab PowerPoint presentations with lots of good biz stories. I balk at doing the recordings (time, effort, re-recording over mistakes, yadda yadda).


And making videos seems even more daunting. Maybe you are like me. With my crammed schedule, who has the time? Or the money to hire a professional. 


So here is a new tool that will take the notes for your slides and add audio, converting all to a video. Could life really be that easy??!!


Seems like it. I can't wait to try out this new tool over the weekend. If you experiment with it, let me know your experiences!


If it works, I'm a happy camper :))


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding and sharing this!


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas

Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Article discussing ideas from the book Brain Rules on the impact of our visual perception on sales presentations (Presentation Rules using Visual Storytelling to sell Big Ideas http://t.co/Pn8Vpw7g)...
Karen Dietz's insight:

If you want to maximize your PowerPoint presentations, then this quick read is for you. 


I love how it explains more about how the brain works with both stories and visual images. It is very clear and easy to understand.


Next I really like the author Mark Gibson's tip: "Structure your presentation into 10 minute content chunks and tell brief stories for 30 seconds every 10 minutes to re-engage your audience."


30 second stories? Oh please. I think that's bogus. You can get away with longer stories. Not 5 minutes but certainly longer than 30 seconds!


And the best order for a PPT is stories first, then data. The stories frame the data making it easier to understand and remember. 


Nevertheless, there's a free webinar to sign up for that looks intriguing. I've registered for it and am sure I will take away a few good ideas/points. 


Just remember -- stories first, data second. And don't get sucked into that 30 second story rule!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
LOL Billy! In that case it becomes a story trigger -- a word or image that triggers a known story in the mind of the listener.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 4, 2013 12:19 PM
Yes, I loved that point too Outi!
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:50 PM

Some interesting ideas on how to tell a visual story and make your presentations more memorable.

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Create Slides People Will Remember - & that support storytelling

Create Slides People Will Remember - & that support storytelling | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Nancy Duarte, author of the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, explains how to avoid PowerPoint hell. For examples of great and not-so-great slides, see Nancy's blog post, Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test?
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here is a quick but power packed video from Nancy Duarte on creating a PowerPoint presentation that really works.


Forget what you've already been taught -- follow Nancy's advice on how to structure and deliver your presentation.


And better yet, her methods totally support effective storytelling. For example, when you share a story, who needs bullet points??!! Nancy says don't even bother with a slide.


Go Nancy! Enjoy these tips from a pro.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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MBA Women International's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:39 PM

Critical content for all of us building brand, momentum and professionalism!

MBA Women International's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:40 PM

Great stuff - read this and change your behavior

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Perfect Color Combination for your [Storied] PowerPoint Presentations

Perfect Color Combination for your [Storied] PowerPoint Presentations | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

"These tools and generators are free tools that may help you to find the perfect color scheme and combination to use in your slides... These tools may help to choose the right background color but also the color scheme to use for text and graphics and keep a good color contrast in your slides..."


Many of my MBA students have a hard time choosing colors for their PowerPoint presentations -- even with the templates provided. As a result, they visually ugly. You can imagine how difficult it is then to really appreciate the stories and information you are sharing in your presentation. The rotten color combos are a huge distraction and we can't listen well.


So don't let this happen to you! Fellow curator Baiba Svenca @baibbb found this article and tools and I'm delighted to be able to share it with you -- and all my MBA students, too!


Thanks Baiba :) 


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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How to turn your power point sales presentations into a “Buying Simulator" -- via Stories

How to turn your power point sales presentations into a “Buying Simulator" -- via Stories | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

I love this article and am using its tips and outline this week for several presentations I am doing. While it is focused on sales, this post follows the same pattern I use when teaching my MBA students on business communication and influential presentations.

Keep this article/outline handy because it works!!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story/it

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Karen is available for workshops, coaching, public speaking & consulting on telling your story, making values/vision come alive, uniting people to achieve audacious goals, & building transformative leadership. Remember, whoever tells the best story wins!