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It’s just NOT academic

As the title of the blog attests, the underlying beliefs supporting the nature of presentations reflect those of Presentation Zen. Garr Reynolds, the Sensei, has much to share and teach on presentation, learning and the future of storytelling. The sadness…
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Be prepared!

One of the skills of a presenter is being prepared. I usually carry a copy of my presentation on a usb. I’d have another copy uploaded to Dropbox and often one on my phone. I usually bring the laptop I…
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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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