Knowing your Audience

A philosophy I developed years ago which is explained in my post Meetings are Effective, If Everyone Gets What They Want I believe that going into a meeting, everyone wants something and a successful leader/moderator understands that and does his/her best to provide that. Just like meetings, my philosophy applies to presentations and trainings. Participants […]

Storytelling Where?

Many years ago I read a book called Presentation Zen and I fell in love with the concept, the idea that people remembered stories much more than facts and figures. Unfortunately at the time I was doing technology training and felt that the concept couldn’t be applied to training so I really didn’t apply the […]

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Good Presentations

Ever since graduate school when I saw my classmates reading the contents of their slides when presenting their projects to the class I knew there had to be a better way to get information across. Several years after that someone let me borrow their copy of the book Presentation Zen, which got me started on […]

Bad Presentations

I continue to see bad presentations everywhere I go and sometime I just want to reach out and help the presenter improve, but I know everyone is not open to it. I know there are a lot out there, including a book series which I own, Presentation Zen, but I recently came across another article […]

Visualizations

I found an interesting diagram/graphic which helps you decide what type of chart to use based on what information your want to convey. choosing_a_good_chart2