To use or not to use slides for your presentation, that is the question

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To use Presentation Slides or Not

Are you stuck in 21st century Hamletian dilemma ‘To use or not to use slides’ for your next presentation? To help you resolve this mental crisis, here’s a breakup of reasons why you should be or should not be using PowerPoint, Keynote or some other presentation software for your upcoming presentation: Why you should not be using slides: It causes ‘death’: Mind numbing slides overloaded with text, bullet points and tacky clip arts have created a fear psychosis like no…

DIY: Building a Presentation Pitch

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DIY: Building a Presentation Pitch

You may not feel prepared to build a birdhouse or a bookshelf, but with some detailed instructions and a bit of wood glue, it’s possible. In the same way, a presentation pitch to sell an idea, product, or service can be DIY with a little bit of know-how and the right instructions. This is because, much like birdhouses, most pitches are built the same way. Wield these 7 building blocks to create a compelling argument on just about anything: 1.…

Now upload and share PDFs online with authorSTREAM

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Upload and Share PDFs on authorSTREAM

Good news! You can now upload, browse and share PDFs on authorSTREAM. That’s right. authorSTREAM now supports PDFs besides PowerPoint and Keynote. We rolled out this feature in response to the heavy demand for this presentation format from business professionals as well as educators. Whether it is a PDF presentation or a document, you can post them online for everyone to see or share it privately with selected people via authorSTREAM. Our presentation player beautifully handles both portrait as well as…

Here Are The Investors Who Can Help Your Business Take Off!

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Types of investors for businesses and startups

Money makes the world go round. And when you are a startup looking for investors to finance your idea or product, you realize it’s big money that will make your business go round. But where does this money come from? Family and friends? Big risk. It’s not just financial risk that’s at stake here but emotional risk too. Besides, raising millions of dollars is just out of the question. Venture Capitalists then? Great idea but chances are only 1 in…

Gone in 9 Seconds! How Successful Speakers Deal With Audiences’ Shrinking Attention Spans [Webinar]

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Holding audience attention in presentations - Habits of Successful Presenters

Hollywood shows it’s possible for your car to be Gone in 60 seconds. But real always outdoes reel. Our attention span, mind’s power to focus on one thing, is simply gone in 9 seconds! It’s no exaggeration; our minds travel faster than the fastest car ever engineered. So, as presenters how do we keep audience engaged throughout the probably 60-minute long presentation. How do highly successful speakers like Steve Jobs, Jim Carrey. Simon Sinek. Martin Luther King. Barack Obama keep…