Author Archive: ffolliet

At work I'm a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon. That involves Surgical Oncology, Neonatal Surgery and Trauma. There's also a lot of teaching and mentoring. None of this actually makes me particularly clever. I'm pretty heavily into improving presentations and long for the world to lay down the weapon of bulletpoints and embrace creative and engaging presentations. I lead presentation workshops and am currently working up a book on presentations. I did a wee thing at TEDx Stuttgart in 2014 of which I'm quite proud Outside all of that I struggle to keep fit, cycle a bit and the odd triathlon. I'm a father, singer, laugher, learner, sharer, blogger, thinker, strummer and much more.

Images work on their own.

Images work because we can look and see, interrogate and question, pick up nuances and emotions and connect in a way that words simply limit and constrain. Written words seldom add information to images in presentations that isn’t conveyed by…
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Lost in time, like tears in rain.

Pop quiz- what was the last presentation you were at? Try and think back, can you remember the title? What was the take home message? There was plenty of information provided, do you remember it all? Maybe the majority of…
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If I could make just ONE change to improve, what should it be?

It’s clear that when a speaker steps off stage having giving an excellent presentation that a lot of work has gone into the finished article. Whether that is a business case to 5 people or oration to thousands, it takes…
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It’s not what you said, it was how you said it!

Sideways is a book I loved when I first read it. The humour and pathos captured me, I was intrigued by the relationships and ultimately learnt what goes best with the best Pinot Noir. I hated the film. Shakespeare has…
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Your presentation is the product of its parts

A presentation, whether it is an audit project, your research thesis, clinical teaching or a business case is made up of three parts: the presentation (the story), the presentation (the slideset) and the presentation (the delivery). The construction of the…
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