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Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Learn from the most common traps.
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Nancy Duarte is a great presenter and a great writer on presenting. Steal from the best. 

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A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners

A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Some of the most important presentation skills are pure common sense, but we ignore them at our peril. Is that the presenter's cell phone ringing? Why is this
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Love SlideRocket's info and particularly, the look of their slides and animations. Plus it's all in the cloud, so easier to manage.

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10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Presentations Annoy Your Audience | Life'd

10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Presentations Annoy Your Audience | Life'd | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Although this article is talking specifically about PowerPoint presentations, I think that these rules can be generally applied to all content.

 

Some of the best pointers include:

Don't give too much information at once

Balance your Text:Images ratio

Make your fonts legible

As pretty as it may be, make sure it actually has substance

...and more!


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The Key to Understanding Body Language

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When there is conflict between what is said verbally and what is transmitted nonverbally, the body almost always holds sway. How our limbic brain helps us to communicate honestly.
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Nearly One Quarter Of Voters Have Tweeted, Posted About Their Vote On Social Media [STUDY] - AllTwitter

Nearly One Quarter Of Voters Have Tweeted, Posted About Their Vote On Social Media [STUDY] - AllTwitter | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Nearly One Quarter Of Voters Have Tweeted, Posted About Their Vote On Social Media [STUDY]...

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PowerPoint 2013: New and (Mostly) Improved

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From the Duarte blog, Andrew Heine reviews PowerPoint 2013. High marks for sharing on the cloud.

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Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post

Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

8 tips for getting people to read your social media posts

 

SUMMARY: Fine-tuning your social media posts can help to make sure your message resonates with consumers. Messages tend to receive fewer clicks on Twitter and LinkedIn when they contain question marks, and business-to-business posts tend to get more clicks if they include hashtags, according to research by Compendium. On Twitter, Wednesday is the best day for posting B2B messages, the research shows.

 

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5 tips to learn from your failed speeches – Obama did

5 tips to learn from your failed speeches – Obama did | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Fix your faults by getting feedback, picking yourself up and getting back to the lectern...
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How A Great Title Got Me A Link From The New York Times | Jeffbullas's Blog

How A Great Title Got Me A Link From The New York Times | Jeffbullas's Blog | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Are you looking for proven marketing tactics to attract more readers and grow your blog? As a blogger, readers are your currency and success and survival depends on attracting and growing an audience.

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SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic]

SEO FAQ's Guide [Infographic] | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Worth studying the SEO FAQ to understand and use these strategies. 


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Two Pens's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Pretty solid infographic that makes it easy to understand the basics of SEO.

Steve Schildwachter's comment, March 6, 2013 11:40 AM
Most infographics are just data collages but there IS some interesting info here.
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Most infographics are just number collages but this one was actually pretty useful.

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How to Practice for Your Presentation - Management Tip of the Day - October 22, 2012 - Harvard Business Review

How to Practice for Your Presentation - Management Tip of the Day - October 22, 2012 - Harvard Business Review | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

A tip on practicing for your presentation: use the equipment a time or two!

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Ten Tips For Getting Into the Webinar Business

Ten Tips For Getting Into the Webinar Business | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Along the way, I've learned a lot and also opened up an entirely new revenue stream with no carbon footprint -- so I thought I'd take the next few minutes to share my top ten tips for how you can get into the webinar game.
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What is the Average Speaking Rate?

What is the Average Speaking Rate? | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Definition of speaking rate, analysis of average speaking rates, and a discussion of factors which influence how fast you speak.
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SlideRocket | Note & Point

SlideRocket | Note & Point | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
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Love these killer slide decks of great presentations. You can use them for inspiration for your next presentation.

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72-year-old grandpa models for teen-girl fashion line

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Great example of how a 72-year-old grandpa "fakes it till he makes it" in presentation terms. Yes, he's modeling female clothing, but man, he's rocking his presentation.

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The Latest 27 Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2012 - Infographic

The Latest 27 Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2012 - Infographic | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
The social media landscape has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. It has become more fun with the addition of Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Two Significant Trends in Social Media
There are two trends that have emerged in the last two years that have changed the social media landscape and fabric.

Visualisation of content: This is obvious when you see the rapid rise of Pinterest and Instagram and the evolution of larger images on Facebook and its user interface. Google+ had realised this when it launched last year with its feature and function sets applying a highly visual format. Mobile use and sharing: Instagram is the leader of this trend and is one of the reasons that Facebook made a $1 billion purchase of a non profitable company (Instagram) with only 16 employees.

 

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Alec Giugliano and Bryan Morell's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:42 PM

This is another article about statistics with social media and we can use this to evaluate how they are used and how it applies to actuarial science.

 

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How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Teaching

How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Teaching | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Teaching. Google+ is the latest social media platform which has caught the imagination of professionals in all walks of life. Fortunately for educators, many features such as Circles, Sparks, and Hangouts...
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Business Communication: To Read a Script or not to Read a Script?

Business Communication: To Read a Script or not to Read a Script? | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Executive coach Sims Wyeth describes the pros and cons of reading from a script when you are in front of an audience.
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10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Presentations Annoy Your Audience | Life'd

10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Presentations Annoy Your Audience | Life'd | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Although this article is talking specifically about PowerPoint presentations, I think that these rules can be generally applied to all content.

 

Some of the best pointers include:

Don't give too much information at once

Balance your Text:Images ratio

Make your fonts legible

As pretty as it may be, make sure it actually has substance

...and more!


Via Ally Greer
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5 Great ‘Pin-It-to-Win-It’ Campaigns

5 Great ‘Pin-It-to-Win-It’ Campaigns | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Campbell Soup, Volkswagen and Avocados From Mexico use Pinterest as a contest engine. Here's how.

 

Brands are still trying to figure out Pinterest. Many have resorted to “Pin it to Win it” programs to boost their audience and to introduce products and services to new people.

 

The reasoning is simple. For one, Pinterest doesn’t have any advertising products. Also, unlike Facebook, whose terms and conditions don’t allow contests that are not hosted in a dedicated app, brands can launch a contest on Pinterest with little advance planning and a small budget. Contests are surefire ways to get people active — everyone loves free stuff. But getting it right means following some time-tested rules. The winning “Pin It to Win It” efforts use a brand’s other digital channels to tie into the contest rather than having it live on an island. There is, after all, no such thing as a brand having a “Pinterest strategy.” What’s more, good efforts mimic existing user behavior on platforms. This is essential to any platform marketing effort.

 

Here are five brands using “Pin It to Win It” in interesting ways.

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B2B Content for Customer Retention Tells a Different Story

B2B Content for Customer Retention Tells a Different Story | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Customer retention calls for a different content strategy

 

SUMMARY: B2B marketers are paying more attention to customer retention and should adjust their campaigns to that specific purpose, Ardath Albee writes. Content marketing should encourage the embrace and use of the purchased product, and help customers find more value in it. Probe them for their expansion plans and potential problems with the product or service, and give even the smallest customers the attention they need and deserve.

 

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Kvinto-эссенция

Kvinto-эссенция | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it

Even when you don't speak Russian, you can learn quite a bit from the Russian visual perspective on Kvinto's blog. People forget how important images are.

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Understanding Twitter Hashtags for Beginners

Understanding Twitter Hashtags for Beginners | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
If you're new to Twitter, an understanding of Twitter hashtags will help you search, gain followers and have more fun.

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Field Guides to Public Speaking: 4 of the best recent books to improve your ... - Forbes

Field Guides to Public Speaking: 4 of the best recent books to improve your ... - Forbes | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Field Guides to Public Speaking: 4 of the best recent books to improve your ...ForbesThe pile of new books on public speaking people have sent me regularly gets too high to be safe, and then I work through them to see what's most useful.
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Notes Into Images: 4 Tips for a Successful Presentation

Notes Into Images: 4 Tips for a Successful Presentation | How to Rock a Presentation | Scoop.it
Melissa Monson blogs on the art and effort behind effective communication. She discusses art, music, literature and politics and how they contribute to effective communication. Leading communications coach and presentation skills trainer.
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