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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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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Five Things You Must Know About The Future of Conferences


The NSW Government recently announced a trial of in-ground “traffic lights” at key intersections in the CBD, to warn pedestrians on mobile phones who don’t look up while crossing the road. It’s been interesting to see the reactions to this idea on social media. Many people a...

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How Much Writing Time Do You Really Need? (It’s Less Than You Think)


Most speakers, trainers, and other thought leaders tell me they know the importance of blogging regularly, but most of them don’t do it! Some people tell me they don’t have the time. Others say they don’t have enough new material. Others say they don’t see the point. What...

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Stunning Slides: The Secret Formula for Engaging Presentations


Have you ever sat through a 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 presentation is the design of your slide deck. Text-heavy slides and bu...

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LeaderSpeak


The ability to craft and deliver compelling messages is a key leadership imperative, but many leaders struggle to be influential in a cluttered world. Rohan Dredge teaches leaders the skill of LeaderSpeak. In this interview, he shares what it takes to transform your messages to be truly influential....

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5 Things Your Conference Audience Cares About Now


We keep hearing stories about the generational shift in the workplace, with more Gen Y’s (Millennials) moving into leadership positions. That’s true in the world of conferences as well. If you’re a conference organiser, sponsor, speaker, or event manager, it’s crucial that y...

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Why Conference Speakers Need To Add More Value – And Five Ways to Do It


Now that we have so many more ways to interact and meet – especially online – people have much higher expectations of conferences. Of course, conferences are still important, but they are a huge investment of time and money, so we’re expecting a greater return on that investment. I...

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