Monthly Archives: March 2005

The First Five Slides

If you don’t fully engage your audience within the first five slides of your presentation, you might as well pack up your projector and go home.  No matter what your topic, every audience has a set of questions they are… KEEP READING

Beyond Bullet Points Book Officially Launches!

It’s been a long wait, but I’m happy to announce that the Beyond Bullet Points book has officially launched!  Why the wait?  We had a technical problem getting the book cover image into the Amazon database, but as of today… KEEP READING

Let the Makeovers Begin

What will it look like when you transform your PowerPoint presentations beyond bullet points?  How will it feel when you’ve moved past reading text off of the screen and toward the much more engaging world of a persuasive story? Bren… KEEP READING

Open Source Thinking

Open source software is an important trend these days, but an even more important communication trend needs to be open source thinking. Steve Rubel posted an item titled Open Source PowerPoint about a group of developers who are collaborating to… KEEP READING

What Speakers Can Learn from Bloggers (and Vice Versa)

Now that blogging is beginning to find its voice as a cultural phenomenon, what can public speakers learn from them? And what can bloggers learn from people who speak in public?  Here are a few things we can learn from… KEEP READING

Seeking Volunteers for a PowerPoint Makeover

Are you ready to transform one of your presentations Beyond Bullet Points? If you have an existing PowerPoint file and you want to liberate the great story buried deep beneath all those lines of text, drop me a note and… KEEP READING

The Power of a Question

There’s nothing more powerful than a question to engage an audience, and here’s a simple way to make sure you incorporate one into your next presentation: use this PowerPoint slide: Download question.ppt. Here’s what the slide looks like from Notes… KEEP READING

The Clarity of Hierarchy

Everybody agrees that you should be simple and clear when you communicate, but exactly how do you do that? One way is to look forward to the past. There are few times when the need to distill information is more… KEEP READING