Category Archives: Presentations

Presentation Review Form

In 1996 I attended a training course presented by Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) called “Presentation Advantage.” In addition to the course workbook, the handouts included a Presentation Review form that is no longer available. The form was designed to guide the … Continue reading

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The Duty of Transparency

This morning I attended the annual all staff meeting at the American Cancer Society National Home Office in Atlanta, GA. Out of all the interesting information that was shared this morning Dr. Otis W. Brawley, our Chief Medical Officer, comments … Continue reading

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Why we know less than ever about the world

I watched a brief yet revealing TED talk this morning by Public Radio International CEO, Alisa Miller, titled “Why we know less than ever about the world.” Sadly, American news media spends most of their resources focusing on myopic issues, … Continue reading

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“Let’s take a five minute break.”

These six words can invite chaos into the classroom. Whether you’re teaching online or in a more traditional setting, getting adults back to class after a five or ten minute break can be a challenge. A few years ago I came up with … Continue reading

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Know Your Audience: A short example from Pixar

Pixar’s short film One Man Band is an excellent example of presenters who don’t know their audience. Here is the story from Pixar:   With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two competing … Continue reading

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The CommonCraft Show: Attention grabbing low-tech educational videos

Below are two attention grabbing plain English educational videos from The CommonCraft Show. The first is about Google Docs and the second, CFL bulbs. If you think there is no profit in this kind of work, think again. Google is a CommonCraft Productions customer. … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot: Stop Bullet Point Overkill

  Bullets points are not the answer. What value do they add to a presentation when the text is already in a 28 point font and is the only text on the screen? If you must use bullet points, use them sparingly and … Continue reading

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