Sunday Avery

Sunday Avery

Sunday Avery is the Content Manager at Ethos3, a Nashville, TN-based presentation boutique providing professional presentation design and training for national and international clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to branded individuals like Guy Kawasaki. Her life passions are books, brewing beer, and presentations.

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.…

7 Things No One Wants to See in a Presentation

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Similar to the actual Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Deadly Presentation Sins run rampant in PowerPoints across this land. These written crimes might not lead to your arrest, but they have the ability to bore your audience to a metaphorical death. Know your enemy and familiarize yourself with these “fatal-ish” no-no’s: 1. An Infinity Loop of Jargon – “Empowered core competency,” “a turn-key pioneer in creating effective learning situations,” “actionable baselines,” …all of these phrases sound important yet convey nothing.…

5 Ways to Massively Improve Your Presentation Content

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Day in and day out, we see lowly presentations with half-hearted bullet points come through our doors looking sad as wet dogs. Sometimes it feels like presentation writers don’t know where to begin, don’t care enough about their topic, or just plain don’t care. Wake up, presenters! You can make content so strong, people will think that Hemingway, Dickens, and Shakespeare all collaborated on it! Start with these five tips before you begin writing:  1. Forget Everything You Know(ish) The…