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Your powerpoint is not the presentation

hugely complex slide with diagram and data graph supported by massive amount of unreadable text

Your PowerPoint is not the presentation. If you believe that it is, then you have entirely missed the point of every single presentation you have ever “delivered” or “received”. You are not alone in this erroneous belief but you are…
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One more time…

one more time...

One more time… please stop using bullet points and text in presentations. Ask any audience member what they hate most about presentations and you will receive the same answer. There is an overwhelming volume of research data on why text…
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The audience factor

the audience factor

The audience factor in an online presentation significantly changes the perceived impact of that presentation. The value of any presentation is the product of the message, media and delivery. Importantly this value is in the opinion of the individual audience…
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You’re doing it wrong(er)

doing it wrong(er)

You’re doing it wrong if you think a presentation is simply reading out PowerPoint. You are doing it wrong(er) (sic) if you do that online. An online presentation is much more of a challenge than a live presentation for multiple…
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Support Riders

I am going to cycle from sunrise to sunset. This will be a significant personal, physical and mental challenge for me. I’m grateful to lots of folks who have already helped me get this far in training and support and…
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Myton Hospices

The Myton Hospices believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; they focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option. They are leaders in compassionate end of life care and their work centres on patient…
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Sheffield Children’s Hospital

I work at The Sheffield Children’s Hospital, one of only four dedicated children’s hospitals in the UK. The NHS provides the basics of what is needed for patients and carers. The Sheffield Children’s Hospital “Make it Better” Appeal aims to…
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Tommy’s

Tommy’s is a charity working to make the UK the safest place in the world to give birth, supported by people who refuse to accept that a baby’s death is just ‘one of those things’. The people who support Tommy’s want…
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Images should explain themselves

Images should explain themselves with clarity being added by the speaker or an additional word but principally achieved in composition. There should never be the need for a laser pointer, The Mac Spotlight or worse, the computer mouse. The supportive…
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Fewer slides in the online environment

Fewer slides in the online environment will lead to more engagement, less distraction and a more valued presentation. The supportive media in online presentations is a particular challenge due to multiple factors, many of which are outwith the control of…
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