Archive for September, 2012


Presentations Without Speakers? How does that work?

Earlier this week, I talked about some presentation styles that worked well with a live speaker, but the slides were not effective on their own.  Today I want to show you a presentation that is intended to be read by the viewer and will likely never be shown with a live speaker.  With content marketing […]

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Lawrence Lessig’s Unique Presentation Style

In a slight variation on my “Tuesdays with TED” tradition, today I’ll tell you about a presenter who definitely has given a TED Talk.  But I’m not showing you that talk because I think the video below is a better example of Lawrence Lessig’s presentation style.  (It’s also much shorter!) Lessig’s style is definitely unique and original.  Some […]

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Best Slides at Pitch Refinery in Chicago

I attended the Pitch Refinery event over the weekend here in Chicago.  I met some great entrepreneurs, learned some new ideas, heard a lot of speakers, and saw quite a few slides — some great, some pretty bad!  My award for the “Best Slides” at Pitch Refinery 2012 definitely goes to Amber Naslund of SideraWorks.  Take a look at the slides, then read […]

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Friday Fun: Hilarious Marketing Professor!

Set in the context of a marketing class, this very short video shows great examples of how to use humor when things go wrong in a presentation. This instructor is also very wise in using humor to keep his students actively interested in his class.  Of course, we don’t see enough of the class to know […]

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