The #1 Mistake to Avoid in Your Presentation Open

Man on phone talking about presentation tips

In day-to-day interactions, we typically begin with an introduction. “Hi, I’m Gerry–with a G…” But in presentations, the introduction is not where you want to begin. The Audience Isn’t There For You The people who come to your presentation usually arrive for one of two reasons: Someone told them they had to show up They think they will get something valuable out of the presentation That’s it. Unless it’s your mom sitting there in the front row, or maybe a … Continue reading

How to Make Bullets Points More Conversational

Presenter at white board with bullets

Bullets are better than paragraphs in PowerPoint We’ve all seen plenty of them on slides More often than not presenters misuse them If you use too many of them you’ll lose your audience’s attention Too many pages of bullets in a row have the same negative effect Bullets have their place I’m not against using bullets on PowerPoint slides in your presentations. They have their place. But their place is not every place. Too many presenters use too many bullets in too … Continue reading

The One Letter on Your Keyboard That Can Improve Your PowerPoint

Arrow pointing to the B key on a laptop keyboard

Wouldn’t you love it if one letter on your keyboard could solve a problem? For this problem, press X. For that problem, press Y. For another problem, press the b-key. Problem solved. Sounds good, right? Well, there is a one letter solution to one of the most vexing problems with PowerPoint. Sounds good, right? Well, there is a one letter solution to one of the most vexing problems with PowerPoint. Well, there is a one letter solution to one of … Continue reading