21 Quotes to Begin Your Presentation With a BANG!

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Quotes to start or open a presentation

“This year, I am going to deliver the best presentation ever. I’ll work hard on my presentation skills and leave the audience wowed in the end.” It’s every presenter’s wish. For some, even a New Year resolution. But very soon, that inspiration wanes and presenters slip back into their old, predictable, run off the mill style that dozes off the audience to an eternal sleep. Let’s not repeat that sad story this New Year. No more boring “Hi, I am…

How to Embed a YouTube Video in Powerpoint using authorSTREAM Desktop

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Embed YouTube Video in Powerpoint Presentation

Adding YouTube or Vimeo videos to your PowerPoint presentation is a great way to ‘Show’ what you want to ‘Tell’. Videos also greatly enhance the multimedia-rich experience of a slideshow. How do you add videos to your PowerPoint presentation? Do you copy-paste the video URL in your presentation? That is pretty outdated now. Besides, there’s a danger here. Viewers are directed to YouTube and there’s no resisting the temptation to watch more videos. Oops, you just lost your viewer to…

12 Presentation Design Secrets Revealed: Say Goodbye to Ugly Slideshows!

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12 Presentation Design Secrets byt the Experts

The debate on what constitutes a good design is an endless one. Is it just about looks? Or is it the functional aspect that’s more important here. Any professional designer will tell you it has to be a seamless combination of both. An eye candy design with little value in the presentation content is much like buying a book that had an awesome cover but was a big disappointment when read. The audience in both cases feel cheated. A content…

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…