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What Is Confidence, Really? - Huffington Post

What Is Confidence, Really? - Huffington Post | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
What Is Confidence, Really?
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But today I'm going to share with you some simple tips, tricks and adjustments you can make to appear (more importantly feel) confident no matter what. How to own it and be totally confident, ...
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As a presentation skills trainer and coach I find many clients suffer from a lack of confidence, especially when it comes to speaking in public.  This short article sums up some practical ways to develop your confidence.   I particularly like points 2 and 3.  Authenticity is the Key to confidence.   Stephenie hits the nail on the head when she says "Don't ever pretend to be someone or something that you are not".  

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Prezi Tutorials: How to Prezify your PowerPoint Slides

How to "Prezify your PowerPoint"


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Is this the best presentation skills book you'll read this year?

Is this the best presentation skills book you'll read this year? | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation skills book on how to improve your speaking skills? Then The Presenter's Edge is a must read - available now on Kindle
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Tips On Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking » BBM Social Tree

Tips On Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking. Tips On Overcoming The Fear Of Public SpeakingCopyright (c) 2010 The College Of Public SpeakingDid you know that public speaking the world's number 1 fear?
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How to Add Transparency to a Picture in PowerPoint 2010

How to Add Transparency to a Picture in PowerPoint 2010 | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
By default when you insert a Picture using the traditional method in PowerPoint, you won't be able to adjust the transparency level of the image or picture...

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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.


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Type: Versus

Pros: Easy to understand and read

cons: The colors clash with one another to the point at which it's hard to look at, the colors also look dull and washed out

Kiya James's curator insight, May 13, 2016 3:21 PM

Pro: Good idea for useful bait. The headline really grabs a readers attention.

Con: The colors chosen for the font and details of the infograph clash a little with the picture of the players. 

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Edraw Mindmap - Free Mind Mapping Software

Edraw Mindmap - Free Mind Mapping Software | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
Edraw MindMap creates mind maps for brain-storming, problem solving, rational analysis, and decision making easily.

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Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online

Diagramly - Draw Diagrams Online | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

Struggling to create simple flow charts and diagrams.   Then you might find this little tool intresting and easy to use.  Diagramly is a capable online diagramming tool, it’s free and can produce fairly complex diagrams and charts...


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Color Combinations in Slide Design

Color Combinations in Slide Design | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

The color combinations you place on slides significantly affect their visual impact and appeal. Keep in mind the following characteristics: Reds, oranges, and yellows are referred to as warm colors. They tend to...


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SlideDog: A presenter’s best friend

SlideDog: A presenter’s best friend | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
SlideDog presents your files seamlessly and professionally to the audience at meetings, events, sales presentations, conferences and lectures...

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Ways To Become A Better Presenter

Top Presentation of the Day | There’s an old saying, ‘Power corrupts but PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.’ Well, don’t blame the tools, blame the workman. A good presentation can make the difference between winning a deal and wasting an afternoon in a meeting room. It’s worth doing it well. These tips and resources should help turn you into a presentation hero.


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Overcoming "Illusion of Transparency" Improves Public Speaking ...

This post supports what I know to be true from teaching public speaking and presentation skills for more than 12 years - It's definately worth a read!

“The Illusion of Transparency and the Alleviation of Speech Anxiety” Studies from Cornell University and Williams College ...

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Keynotes.org - Keynote Speakers, Videos & Inspiration

Keynotes.org - Keynote Speakers, Videos & Inspiration | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
Keynotes.org - Keynote Speakers, Videos & Inspiration (The world's best #keynote speakers here.- http://t.co/6hLfostS #provokeaction...)...
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The how to make a great Prezi, Prezi

The how to make a great Prezi, Prezi

A complete how-to guide for Prezi - from what it is and why you should use it, to advanced Prezi techniques. by Ned Potter on 8 September 2013

 


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I am still struggling to make the switch to Prezzi but this video was really helpful

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Highly recommend this guide to creating Prezi presentations.  As this is being used increasingly in our workplace, this makes a fantastic introduction to anyone wishing to have a go.

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Prezify your slides with PowerPoint Import

Prezify your slides with PowerPoint Import | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
If you are not sure where to begin when making your first prezi, The PowerPoint import feature can be a great way to get started.
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Customer Decision Making Processes and Influence Marketing

Customer Decision Making Processes and Influence Marketing | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
Take5 Interview of Sam Fiorella on Customer Decision Making Processes and Influence Marketing (Customer Decision Making Processes and Influence Marketing http://t.co/7Zv75tPIxJ #InfluenceMktg)...

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Sound advice on influence and marketing.   Sam's throws out a challenge in the last minute and a half which is well worth listening too and relevant to all influencers .

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Customer Decision Making Processes and Influence Marketing

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How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy

How to Create Pro Slides in Less Time: Don’t Worry, Be CRAPpy | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

If you want to create beautiful, impactful, and audience-centered slides but don’t have 20 hours or more to devote to designing a slide deck, just remember the acronym C-R-A-P, and create slides that embody strong Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity...


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Presentation On Beautiful Presentations by Sean Evans Olivier


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How To Integrate Twitter with PowerPoint: Tweet Presentation Notes & See Instant Feedback

How To Integrate Twitter with PowerPoint: Tweet Presentation Notes & See Instant Feedback | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

Social Media is a great way to share your messages and its also a powerful way to get feedback and interact with your audience.   Take a look at this interesting post on how to make it easy to share your presentation and also engage with your audience in real time.

 

!Speakers and presenters at conferences are increasingly finding their audience live tweeting during their presentation. In most cases, the presenter has no clue about what the audience is saying on Twitter.!

 

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Haiku Deck A Simple and Beautiful Presentation App for iPad

Haiku Deck A Simple and Beautiful Presentation App for iPad | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

Creating presentations on an Ipad can be hard work.  This free app alows you to create simple image driven presentations quickly and easily and it actually prevents you creating bullet points which is a real bonus!  Check it out.

This artcile has been curated by Gavin Meikle, The Presentation Doctor.


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The Psychology of Storytelling: 10 Proven Ways to Create Better Stories (and Why Stories Sell)

The Psychology of Storytelling: 10 Proven Ways to Create Better Stories (and Why Stories Sell) | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
The #1 trait of a persuasive story is how “engaging” the story is.

There are a million writing blogs that will go on and on about how to craft amazing stories, but is any of that (potentially good) advice backed up by research? In fact, there is an additional study conducted by Green & Brock that addresses just what makes a story engaging. Here’s what they found:

 

Wow!! My entire review just disappeared! Well -- go read this great article anyway :)

 

Here is what to pay attention to: all the solid tips -- based on research -- on how to create better stories. They are great. Particularly modeling, irony, imagery, and going beyond the digital campfire. There's lots more to this article that what I have mentioned here.

 

So go read it. In the meantime, I'll chat with the Internet Powers That Be to hunt for the original review I wrote in whatever black hole it has found itself in! Ay yi yi ....

 

Karen Dietz, for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Use Powerpoint slides to create a video in Windows Movie Maker

Use Powerpoint slides to create a video in Windows Movie Maker | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

"...I have made this video, showing how to make PowerPoint slides that you can turn into a video with Windows Movie Maker. There are many ways to make videos and this is just one of them..."


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5 Technology Tips for Creating a Winning Presentation

5 Technology Tips for Creating a Winning Presentation | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it

From no projector to awful audio, it's not uncommon to be faced with unexpected "gotchas" when giving a presentation. Here's how to make your presentation gotcha proof....


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Make Your Presentation's Visual Aides Easy to Follow - TIME

Make Your Presentation's Visual Aides Easy to Follow - TIME | Better Business Presenting | Scoop.it
Make Your Presentation's Visual Aides Easy to FollowTIMEWhen presenting, it's essential to keep your audience clued into where you are in your speech. Structure helps them follow along and receive your message.
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Public speaking propels business opportunities - BlueRidgeNow.com

Public speaking propels business opportunitiesBlueRidgeNow.comOne of the things people fear most in life is public speaking.
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