Category: Tools

We’ve all seen the classical attention-over-time graph demonstrating the importance of Primacy (what you say first) and Recency (what you say last) in any lecture, speech or presentation. The opening moment is when you have the greatest chance to catch and hold people’s attention – even if you are talking to a group of people who […]

You’ve seen the problem a thousand times – a presenter who has obviously given some thought to their talk, and who has attempted to make it visual, but who is falling short because they are using too many small, lo-res images. How do you find the bigger image when you are time-starved? I’ve written before […]

 “On your feet – selling your great idea” This will be a deepdive into the world of pitching, peddling and presenting your idea, yourself and your company to the world at large. Lots of attendees at the Dotconf have a great idea and all the enthusiasm in the world – but their idea doesn’t take […]

I am still amazed every time I see a speaker, who obviously delivers presentations on a regular basis, standing up without a remote in their hand. I’ve written about this before I’ll do a post shortly on the reasons why you MUST HAVE one of these little gizmos; but for now let’s look at the models […]

I was invited to give a deepdive talk on presentation skills at Dotconf 2011 here in Dublin. The deepdive format is great – you give two 30 minute talks to two different audiences and based on the assumption that people know the basics of the topic – hence deepdiving. I drilled in on a number […]

The first time I burned my fingers changing out a lamp in an overhead projector was a salutary lesson for me. From then on, I always carried a glove in my presentation bag. Over the years, the contents of my bag have evolved to reflect the technology that I am using and every now and […]

Smart rhetoric, very well delivered in plainspeak and nice, non-slick ‘graphics’ on the whiteboard. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post. Clever.

Always a breath of fresh air, Prof Rosling outdoes himself with this talk: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post – it’s a TED thing, sorry.

Now that Yahoo have given some whistles and some bells to the Flickr search results: Click to enlarge I see that the nice folks at Google have riposted with another update on their image search. Nice features down the left hand side. Click to enlarge So now, it’s easier than ever to find those alarming, […]

I usually get to the slideware quite late in the process of producing any of my talks and I try to instil the same approach in my clients. My build usually goes as follows: Who are these people? The big idea The core points The words I’m going to say The images I’m going to […]