Presentations

TweetLast week I talked at the TechFest conference in London on behavior design applied to events and in particular to the technology used at events. TechFest is an event where different innovative event technology providers present their products/services and a series of speakers discuss the most important tech trends applicable to the event industry. The […]

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TweetUnfortunately, most presentations –at corporations,  conferences, etc– are like this. Boring, irrelevant, forgettable, useless… a total waste of time. This video offers a funny reminder and also a guide of the usual things you should avoid.   Video created by Habitudes for Communicators, who have recently launched a book with tips for avoiding presentations like the […]

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TweetI often speak about the need to challenge the basic assumptions of a conference in order to improve the event’s experience, and one of these assumptions is that you need a big screen so that the speaker can show his slides, etc. A common deterrent to change the way an event develops is the lack […]

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TweetPrezi (web, twitter) has been out for a few years now and while it’s been constantly improving, it’s major challenge according to co-founder and head of design Adam Somlai-Fischer (profile, twitter), is to keep on making the interface more and more intuitive, especially for newcomers. The real innovation that Prezi introduced to the digital presentation […]

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TweetI met Tara Hunt (blog, twitter, wikipedia) a couple of years ago at a party or something like that in San Francisco. At the time she had just published The Whuffie Factor, an interesting, an interesting book on social networks and business. Now, in this talk from TEDxConcordia, she delivers a passionate… no, a PASSIONATE […]

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TweetNancy Duarte (twitter, profile), founder of Duarte Design and author of the excellent books Slide:ology and Resonate has made her “Presentation Predictions” for the new year, which will probably (hopefully!) have an effect on the presentations of the speakers in your conferences. Follows a short extract, for the full article click here. 1. Tablet war […]

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TweetThis interesting Ignite presentation (5 minutes preso, with 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds) by Tom Scott was recorded at Ignite London in March 2010. Scott talks about a Flash Mob that goes wrong… or does it? I liked his storytelling and the visual aid of his slides. Most importantly, I appreciated the […]

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TweetThe latest newsletter of SlideShare announces that they are working on some kind of non-Flash version in order to support iPhone & iPad browsing. From the email: If you have been paying attention to the excited chatter about the iPad, then you have probably know that one of discussed issues is how the internet will […]

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TweetTo associate great public speaking with Steve Jobs is a recurrent cliché (I already wrote about it here)… but it’s undeniable that Jobs’ presentations are remarkable per se, not only in the corporate & technology world. Carmine Gallo (twitter, website) -a famous communications coach, author and speaker- has made a colossal work by carefully dissecting […]

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TweetA few days ago I wrote about a book that presents an approach to making better presentations. Today I found a short video (less that 7 minutes) that dissects and teaches some of the main techniques used by Steve Jobs in his live presentations. Interesting and educational (found through Cordef’s blog). Tweet

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