Magnetic Messages


We’re bombarded by more information than ever before, so we all need to be able to cut through the clutter and deliver our messages with more impact. We’ve all sat through business presentations that were so mind-numbingly boring you lost the will to live! Hmm … You might have eve...

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The Future of Conferences: Ten Things Great Conference Organisers Do Differently


Videoconferencing, online meetings, telepresence and other collaboration technology are gaining traction. That doesn’t mean the in-person conference is obsolete – but its role has changed. Some of the benefits of coming together for a conference can be achieved just as effectively in other ...

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The Future of Conferences


Videoconferencing, online meetings, telepresence and other collaboration technology are gaining traction. Does that mean the in-person conference is obsolete? No – not by a long way! But its role has changed. In this podcast episode, discover the top trends affecting our professional and personal...

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Numbers … Graphs … Statistics … Make All Your Presentations Better


I speak at a lot of conferences, so I see a lot of presentations from other speakers. Those who aren’t professional speakers often make the mistake of cluttering up their presentations with too much data – such as statistics, graphs, and other numbers. Of course, numbers are important, ...

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Hack Your Next Presentation – Smarter, Sharper, Faster


Most presentation skills advice assumes a “typical” professional presentation: say, 30-60 minutes with you and PowerPoint at the front of the room, presenting to 5-20 people. You talk and show slides; and they listen, take notes and ask questions. That might be typical for you as well, ...

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Stunning Slides


Have you ever sat through an online presentation with boring PowerPoint slides? Of course you have! But the problem is not with PowerPoint, but with the way the presenter used it. One of the most important factors in the success of your online presentation is the design of your slide deck – e...

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Never Be Boring Again


In our rapid-fire, overloaded, chaotic business world, marketers find it hard to get people’s attention, let alone keep it for the entirety of a presentation. This is especially challenging online where an audience is easily distracted and interrupted. How do the best marketers grab the audience...

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Draw to Win, by Dan Roam


If you have already read Dan Roam's bestselling book “The Back of the Napkin”, you know his philosophy of conveying ideas and messages using simple drawings. This is his fourth book, and it’s a kind of “best of” book, summarising the main ideas in a concise form. ...

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Is Storytelling Really As Powerful As We Think?


Storytelling is a very important part of modern communication, especially with the availability of tools and technology that make it easier to design, tell and share stories. You will often hear communication experts talk about the power of stories to touch the heart and change the world, but storyt...

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5 TED Talk Secrets To Revamp Your Online Presentations


What’s your favourite TED Talk? If you’re a fan of TED Talks, I’m sure you will have your favourites (and if you don’t know about TED, check out TED.com – but be prepared to lose hours as you get engrossed in big ideas presented by world-class experts). Mine include so...

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