p2

The supportive media (p2) is everything that adds to the story (p1) in its delivery whether as a presentation or visual aids. There is discussion of slide construction, media and design.

What is the best presentation software?

What is the best presentation software? There’s a fair number to chose from and realistically the answer is, the one you know best. There are pros and cons for each that are available but there is no need for the…
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

The best books, the best films and the best presentations start with an attention grabber. “Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. A retrospective review of prenatal ultrasound in South East Thames,” is unlikely to do that. If you grab the attention of…
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Lists only work for shopping

lists only work for shopping

If your p2 is a list You will read it like a list Your audience will read it like a list Everything assumes the same importance Despite the structure on the slides And that is entirely forgettable And boring.  …
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What single purpose are your slides for?

one purpose

  The challenge in improving presentations is significant. This is due to a multitude of reasons. One of the fundamental issues though is the supportive media (p2) and addressing the very purpose of this may allow presenters a starting point…
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No titles

no title just chris hoy

This is one of the greatest British Olympians ever. He is a track cyclist and has won seven Olympic medals, six gold and one silver. His name is Chris Hoy. His official title is Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy MBE, but referring…
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Less is more. Or fewer, in fact.

fewer is more

Less is more in design. The same applies to the number of slides in p2; except for the grammar. Restraint increases effect in decoration and so it is with slides. Slides decorate or support the story and its delivery. Fewer…
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Credit where credit is due.

credit where credit is due

In a previous post I recalled my sadness of hearing a colleague say “what he suggests is interesting, but I wouldn’t do it for an important presentation.” He was expressing the difficulty of change, the challenge of stepping out from…
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On QR codes

    QR codes are perfect in certain places for quickly interpreting a complex url.  A presentation is not one of those places. Although a QR code is simply read by any appropriately equipped smart phone the actual mechanics of…
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Feel better, not more

For some presenters, there is a striving after perfection that drives them to constantly tinker with presentations before delivery. No presentation will ever be perfect; there is always space for improvement. The important view is not from the stage but…
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Where are your slides?

A great presentation is the product of three parts, the presentation (p1), the presentation (p2) and the presentation (p3). Or is it? Can one deliver a great presentation without a p2? Probably. @ffolliet or just ditch #powerpoint all together and…
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