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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 […]

Your PowerPoint is not crap – you are. Your audience is not asleep because of boring data or crappy PowerPoint – they are asleep because you decided that there was something more important than producing an interesting, relevant, engaging presentation for your audience. They are asleep because you decided that all the rehearsal you needed […]

I suspect this splendidly passionate and articulate fellow may have read one or two of Mr Atkinson’s books. Either that, or he is a scarily natural orator. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post Background: Our young friend here is talking about the London Metropolitan Police “kettling” thousands of young teenaged protestors […]

I love Ignite and was so sorry to miss Defuse this week. The next Ignite Dublin will be … soon I hope. In the meantime, enjoy Tom Scott from Ignite London earlier this year. Great pace, great delivery, and really innovative slides: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

A lot. Really. A lot. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post Related posts:Rehearsal = Staleness?The physiology of rehearsal – how not to be crap

I literally cannot count the number of times I have said that to a client. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post I’d just like to say this here and now – if Geoffrey Rush utters the phrase, “Think of me as your personal Insultant your majesty” I’m suing! Can’t wait to […]

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.

The words you say. The tone you say them in. The larger non-verbal cues you use to put them across. We can all agree that all three of these elements are important in the communication of your message in a negotiation, a job interview or in delivering a presentation. But can you do a neat […]

“Enlighten us, but make it quick” 5 minutes, 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds – I love Ignite; so I was delighted to be invited to speak at Ignite Dublin a few weeks ago. RSS readers may need to click through to the post I was mortified to be the only speaker who over-ran his […]

… PowerPoint need no longer be your tool of choice. Extraordinary lightbox and sand images from the winner of the Ukranian version of Got Talent: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post I very rarely see business presenters bringing their artistic talents into their delivery – apart from an occasional smiley on […]