Online Meetings That Sizzle (Really!)


I’ve been delivering online presentations since 2009, so I have a lot of experience in this area. Of course, online meetings and presentations didn’t become mainstream until last year, when COVID-19 forced so many people to work from home for the first time. And now, with another recent spate o...

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Online Meetings That Sizzle, Not Suck


Have you ever found yourself in an online meeting that was so boring you wanted to crawl under the table? It’s hard to keep your team engaged during a long meeting, and that’s even more difficult in an online meeting. Your online meetings need to be interesting and engaging. If they are...

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Stunning Slides for Online Presentations


When you’re presenting in person, you can get away with a weak slide deck because it’s only a visual aid. But with an online presentation, your slides ARE your visuals, and your slide deck makes a huge difference to your impact. Text-heavy slides and bullet lists bore your audience and ...

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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 That doesn’t mean the in-person conference is obsolete – but its role has changed.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 Does that mean the in-person conference is obsolete?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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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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