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No Storytelling: 4 Reasons Why Nobody Pays Attention To Your Presentation

No Storytelling: 4 Reasons Why Nobody Pays Attention To Your Presentation | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Giving a powerful presentation is both an art and a science. Here's a look at the science.
Karen Dietz's insight:

In my work with companies, CEOs, and executive teams I see these 4 mistakes being made all the time.

 

What's the one that requires the most attention? #3 -- having a non-narrative presentation. Which is what I spend the most time working on with clients. This includes not only how to structure a presentation so it is a narrative, but also figuring out the right stories to tell, how to merge data and storytelling together so it's effective, and then delivering the whole enchilada.

 

Once that's done, then problem #4 almost goes away by itself since storytelling easily cures the one-directional nature of most PowerPoints.

 

Don't make the 4 mistakes listed here, and keep working on upgrading your storytelling skills for winning presentations every single time.

 

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

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Master Your Pitch! Elon Musk, Steve Jobs Shows How w/ The Power of Storytelling

Master Your Pitch! Elon Musk, Steve Jobs Shows How w/ The Power of Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
As I have stated many times on the blog and in my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, the best entrepreneurs are not the best visionaries. The ones that keep succeeding at it are those entrepreneurs that master the art of pitching. By being a good storyteller there are many positive things that you would …
Karen Dietz's insight:

No matter your profession, title, position, or industry -- we are all in sales. So how do you pitch your project, idea, product or service to gain resources, close the sale, or raise funds?

 

This article gives us examples from 2 masters -- Elon Musk and Steve Jobs -- to show us how they did it, each in their own way. What I like about this post is how thorough it is, and how in depth it goes. The points made are solid. 

 

You can read this post and then easily figure out how you'd make your pitch.

 

The author of the article, Alejandro Cremades, even offers a free pitch deck template to download. Which I did. It's a template to lay out a PowerPoint, not a template for how/when to weave stories into your pitch. Here are the slides you'll want to share stories on:

1, 2, 3, 10, 14, 15, and 16

 

Also, the final slide is missing -- the Closing. This is where you give an inspirational/humorous/provocative ending statement and action step. So add this slide in!

 

Happy pitching.

 

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

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The Game of Thrones: Storytelling Lessons For PowerPoint

Lessons in Persuasive Language from The Game of Thrones
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Whether you are into Game Of Thrones or not, this presentation is a hoot! And so accurate!

 

I smiled all the way through the slides. My colleagues at the Hoffman Agency have once again put a fabulous piece together -- truths wrapped in humor. Love it.

 

Watch this, chuckle, then get with the program!

 

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Ending Your Storied Speech with a Bang: 9 Fab Ways

There must be a better way to conclude your speech. After all, what the grand finale is to a musician, the conclusion is to a speaker. Learn the 9 awesome ways…
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's a helpful and snackable SlideShare for this Friday!


It's a short 20 slides giving 9 great ways to end a presentation/podcast/webinar.


Endings are tricky and where a lot of people flub up. Some of these endings you'll recognize, some may be new to you.


Even better, the author Sketchbubble, gives us 8 traps to avoid. Enjoy these tips for ending a winning presentation.


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2015 Design Trends for Presentations and Telling Your Story

2015 Design Trends for Presentations  and Telling Your Story | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips | Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time. Follow these 5 presentation design trends and wow your audience!

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

If you are looking for ways to update your PowerPoint presentations -- or any kind of collateral material that tells your story -- here is a post about the latest design trends.


These should get your wheels turning and keep you busy for awhile :)


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for originally finding and sharing this piece.

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Thank you @Baiba Svencabbb for sharing :)

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Which style do you like to use?

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How to Create an Infographic in an Hour w/ 10 Free Templates

How to Create an Infographic in an Hour w/ 10 Free Templates | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if creating infographics was just as simple as writing regular ole text-based blog posts? Unfortunately, the reality is that making visual content like this usually takes a lot more time, effort, and let's face it -- skill -- than the written word. 


Usually.But considering the popularity and effectiveness of visual content in marketing today, you can't just afford to throw in the towel. That's why we decided to take all the pain and suffering out of infographic creation. 


Seriously -- don't throw in the towel just yet. You, too, can create professional-looking, high-quality infographics ... quickly! And I'm going to prove it. First things first ...


Via Jeff Domansky
Karen Dietz's insight:

I'm back from being on the road for a week and working hard when I discovered this post from fellow curator Jeff Domansky on his Public Relations & Social Media Insight curation.


Creating infographics can be challenging. Imagine my delight in stumbling across this article from HubSpot on creating infographics with PowerPoint using the 10 FREE templates provided. Woo hoo!


I hope these templates make your life easier, and become great tools for creating visual stories for your business. And thanks Jeff for finding and sharing the offering!


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Carmen Ramos's curator insight, April 12, 2015 12:36 PM

Infographiken erstellen einfach gemacht, mit Power Point

Lori Wilk's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:04 AM

It's great to have tools to make your more #effective and #efficient that allows you to improve your #productivity. Execellent to help us to learn about creating #infographics

 

 

 

Mery Elvis Mt's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:34 PM

Crear infografías genera un alto engagement, aprende como hacerlas en menos de 1 hora

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Data Storytelling: A Fab Technique For Presentations

We often hear that a presentation needs a good story. But the tricky part is to get your story to be clear and concise. So how can you avoid beating around the…
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Article Link: http://slidesha.re/1zAfVpn 


Got data? Want it to be memorable, sharable, and inspire action? Then grab this how-to guide for sharing a research report as a story.


I really like what the author has done here. This is a SlideShare with only 18 slides. But the example shared works perfectly. After viewing this piece you will definitely be able to storify any data you need to share.


Story on!


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Data Storytelling: A Fab Technique For Presentations
Ivo Nový's curator insight, December 6, 2014 1:21 PM

Write down, in order, the 10 Most Important Things you want to tell your audience.

These 10 things become short headlines on each of your slides.

Keep it clear and concise. Like any other story it should have a beginning, middle, and an end.

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, December 7, 2014 3:48 AM

добавить ваше понимание ...

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For Storytelling, Which Is Better: A Flipchart or PowerPoint?

For Storytelling, Which Is Better: A Flipchart or PowerPoint? | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A new study shows a difference in comprehension between PowerPoint and flip charts.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's some new research that is out that may have a direct impact on your business storytelling.


According to the study conducted by Stanford Univ, comprehension and retention of material soars when a flipchart or whiteboard is used during a presentation and PowerPoint (PPT) is nowhere to be seen.


Makes sense to me. In my work I rarely use PPT anymore. In fact, if you conceive of all your presentations and facilitation as a story, you will hardly use PPT. Why? Because stories and storytelling is all about feeding images from your mind to the minds of your listeners. If you are a good storyteller, PPT becomes less important.


Yes, periodically I do need to share information via PPT -- like brain diagrams. Or a list of emotions. But when I can I like to reserve these for handouts, which I make interactive so people can make notes.


OK -- that's just me :) I think the real value of this article is that it shows us that in certain contexts with certain objectives, just using a flip chart or whiteboard makes your presentation much more effective.


Figure out how you can make this research to your advantage in your business/professional life.


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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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Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

delta14's curator insight, August 28, 2014 12:26 PM

Muy interesante conviene revisar, experimentar y compartir experiencias.

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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...
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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, 2014 11:43 PM

Claves importantes para hablar y exponer en público.

Johani Karonen's curator insight, April 9, 2014 3:20 AM

Excellence through some self analysis and good advice!

Theophilus's curator insight, April 9, 2014 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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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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Using Personal Stories + Adding Suspense to Biz Presentations

Using Personal Stories + Adding Suspense to Biz Presentations | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
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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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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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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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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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Nail Your Story! Effective Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Nail Your Story! Effective Public Speaking Tips for Introverts | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A list of expert tips for overcoming presentation fears and maximizing your strengths as an introvert when giving a presentation or speaking in public.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Presentations are challenging, and for Introverts, especially so. Here's a terrific article just for Introverts about the steps to take to deliver a winning presentation -- especially when you are nervous.

 

Many of these tips apply to anyone. So all you Extraverts out there -- read this post too!

 

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Lisa Evans 's curator insight, November 6, 2016 7:23 AM
As a fellow introvert and a professional speaker I found this interesting and I could relate to much of it, particularly when I was new on my public speaking journey. However, I disagree with the point Hannah makes about the energy the speaker picks up from the audience. She says " Extrovert presenters get their energy from their audience – remember they thrive on that kind of stimulation – but that’s really overwhelming for an introvert".  

Regardless of your style introvert or extravert, to be an effective speaker you must be in tune with your audience. That includes reading theri cues, watching their body language and using their energy as instant feedback.  I have never found this to be overwhelming but all part of being in the audience-centred zone that is required of me to make a meanigful connection.  


 
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Storytelling Trainings: How to Create an All-In-One Training Doc & Simplify Your Life

Storytelling Trainings: How to Create an All-In-One Training Doc & Simplify Your Life | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Gus Prestera shares a trick that saves his team time by using one powerpoint file for all your instructor-led-training materials.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's an article for you -- in the category of Tools -- to make your life easier.

 

For all of those of you out there in business who create PowerPoints for presentations, along with workbooks to accompany them, here's a fabulous video that shows you how to create all the documents you need in one file. Yay!

 

Fab videos explain exactly how to do this. The first video is an introduction. The second video shares the step-by-step process.

 

This easy-peasy method is perfect for business storytellers of all types who facilitate groups and want to leave behind material. No more multiple files and reams of paper.

 

Spend more time on storytelling, and less time on admin work!

 

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Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts

Easy Visual Storytelling: 6 Quick Tips From the Experts | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Every presentation for a product or service can hugely benefit from a visual story that communicates its purpose, but building an effective one can be tricky. Where do you start? How many words should you include on each slide or frame? What kind of images should you use? Two presentation design experts are here to help: Alison Macondray and Matt Clark of the presentation design agency Alimat Inc. have whittled down their years of experience to six foundational design principles that can easily be applied to any presentation.

Karen Dietz's insight:

Need some simple rules for creating your next PowerPoint presentation? Then use this quick guide. You can also watch the video of the webinar.

 

The entire video is 1 hour long, but the first 35 minutes is the webinar. The rest of the hour is spent on Q&A.

 

There is advice here like "keep it simple" -- which means not only your story but also your visuals and slide layout. Most people still mess this up thinking their slides are fine but in reality the deck is a confusing jungle of too much information. 

 

That's why I like the video because you get to see real examples of what works and doesn't.

 

Use these 6 quick tips for a better presentation, and story on!

 

PS -- many thanks to fellow curator @Baiba Svencafor suggesting this post to me.

 

 

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A guide to designing a brand's story

A guide to designing a brand's story | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
A guide to emotionally connecting to your customers by using a powerful tool called brand storytelling.
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This is a blog article from Visme, a very new and slick presentation tool. The article itself is a great example of content marketing, as it demonstrates without prescribing the Visme product.  Besides convincing me to look further into the product (and I am  impressed), it provides an interesting, albeit controversial take on how to go about designing a brand story.  


This article is worth reading as many of the points are interesting and provocative.   You may not agree with statements  like "share your failures," and "don't be afraid to tell consumers you're having a slow year."  Frankly, I don't think one needs to open their kimono to achieve authenticity.  However, I do believe that authenticity is key.  


If you're not familiar with "THE POWER OF WORDS" video, it's really worth seeing. That, and there are some  points worth pondering. I'd love to have your take on this article? I think there's something very important missing when it comes to brand storytelling or StoryBranding.  Can you tell what that is? (here's a hint:  it's why the article was provided by Visme). 



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10 Rockin' PPT Templates That Tell Your Story Visually

Having a cool PowerPoint template is CRITICAL if you want to have slides that will WOW an audience. These professional PowerPoint templates will save you time
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's what I love about the PowerPoint templates shared here: they are all designed around making your topic visual.


This is very different than most PPT templates that are designed around displaying text.


If you want to tell your business story visually, and get out of your PPT rut, then grab these. Write down the ones you like, then on page 27 of this SlideShare deck, click on the link to GraphicRiver.com. That site contains thousands of PPT templates. They are not free, however. But they are reasonably priced.


I'm sure you will find one that fits your needs to you can tell your business story in a cool visual format.


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Biz Storytelling Skills: How Do You Close A Presentation?

Biz Storytelling Skills: How Do You Close A Presentation? | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Five ways to end a speech that don't bore the audience to death.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Author Nick Morgan writing for Forbes Magazine offers us 5 ways to close a presentation.


Having tried them all out, I like them all and they all work. But from the storytelling world there is one that's left out: simply ending your story or storied presentation with your key message and/or a quote and leaving it at that.


We are most uncomfortable with that kind of ending and it takes practice to learn how to be in the silence after you've delivered such a powerful end (and every well crafted storied presentation should aim for this).


If you watch trained performance storytellers you'll see how it's done. Find your local storytelling group (www.storynet.org) and get hooked up.


There are 2 basic kinds of presentations:

  1. Those where you deliver a speech, like a keynote, and then are off the stage. Ending with your inspiring key message is a natural way to close.
  2. Then there are the types of presentations -- during meetings for example -- where discussion follows. This is where you want to deliver your key message and then use one of Morgan's techniques for engaging the audience afterwards.


In either case however, develop a strong ending that supports your well-crafted story. Deliver it. Stop. Let your message sink in. Then take your next step -- either off the stage or into a group discussion.


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Krista Finstad-Milion's curator insight, December 17, 2014 3:51 AM

I personally am frustrated when a presentation ends with "Any questions?" which usually falls flat as it does not stimulate the audience to engage in a dialogue. These tips offer real alternatives.

Steve Piacente's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:24 PM

It's not enough to open strong. You have to finish strong as well ...

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Give Awesome Presentations With These 5 Storytelling Tips

Give Awesome Presentations With These 5 Storytelling Tips | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Get your audience's attention and keep them engaged with these tips on public speaking.
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Article Link: http://bit.ly/1wCLi0E 


Here is what I like about this article: the concrete examples of stuff most people say in a presentation that doesn't work, and then rewrites to show how to storify that statement, or share a story instead.


Delivering great presentations takes lots of practice and delivering occasional duds. Yet if you follow the advice here in this article, you can nail it every single time. (**Secret: the same tips apply to creating awesome blogs)


I really like the example of how to turn a statistic into a story. After incorporating these tips, I hope all your presentations are award-winning!


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:38 AM

OK, OK, one more about the presentations... it would be one plus more than needed if this presentation-business were not so difficult (allegedly it's one of the greatest fear to speak publicly - I can attest this...:-)))... So, it is a short one and a good one...:-))) 

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Answer These 3 Questions For Fab Success At Your Next Storied Presentation

Answer These 3 Questions For Fab Success At Your Next Storied Presentation | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Delivering presentations is one of the best ways to build your brand and increase your network, yet public speaking is ranked ahead of death in the list of fears. To succeed at your next speech, focus on your audience and ask yourself these three critical questions.
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Every presentation you give -- no matter what time and to whom -- is all about being able to tell your story and succeed.


To help us all get better at presentations of any kind -- whether it's at a team meeting, with senior executives, project managers, investors, sales proposals and presentations -- here are 3 critical questions you need to answer to be able to tell your story well and sell.


While the article is geared toward public speaking, the advice here crosses all applications. Whenever you need to present your ideas, make sure you can answer these 3 questions first.


Follow the tips here and be awesome!


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Art Jones's curator insight, August 26, 2014 12:11 PM

Remember, your presentation is not a showcase for how knowledgeable and great you are. Your presentation is your opportunity to share ideas with your audience that position them to be more & do more.

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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…
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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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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 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!


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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Danielle Annick Le Pape's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:55 PM

slideshows avec son

InFLE-InELE 's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:32 AM

Créer des présentations agrémentées avec du son

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, January 3, 2014 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.

Rescooped by Karen Dietz from Story and Narrative
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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!


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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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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