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…

The 9 Best Presentations of 2014 You Have To Watch!

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Best presentations of the year 2014 on authorSTREAM

Woohoo! I had a great time this year surfing through hundreds of presentations on authorSTREAM. The Oscars, Cannes, FIFA Football World Cup, US Midterm Elections, Public Speaking Tips…there were so many amazing slideshows to watch. Luckily, all the best presentations from around the world are showcased every day on authorSTREAM featured section. Each presentation has all the hallmarks of a blockbuster presentation. Good content. Check. Beautiful design. Again check. Inspiring, informative and entertaining- check, check, check! Since it’s the year…

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.…

To Hell With Those UGLY Slides! Make Way for Beautiful Ones

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Designing beautiful presentation slides

Alright, by now you must have read several blogs on how you desperately need to switch from text-heavy, bullet-ridden, clip art-infested…in short from one UGLY presentation to a ‘beautiful’ presentation. “Wait. I make beautiful presentations. I put so much hard work into it,” is what’s going on in your mind, right? Sorry to break your heart but you’re wrong. If half your audience is dozing off to sleep while the rest are playing with their smartphones, you have failed at…

6 stories that can do wonders to your presentation

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Image Credit: Built up on Hogwarts Express by Tim Parkinson “People remember how you made them feel, not what you said to them. They remember STORIES,“ says Maria Pantalone, the founder of Infinite Growth and an experienced coach. In her one-hour free webinar “The Power of a Story”, Maria shared six different types of stories that you can use to create a best-selling presentation.   If you missed the session, no worries, you can view recording of the live webinar by…