Archive for the Presenting Skills Category


Presentation Delivery: The #1 Audience Complaint

Presentations expert Dave Paradi conducts a survey every two years to find out what annoys audience members most about bad PowerPoint presentations. Watch my video and read the rest of my blog post to find out the #1 complaint. In Dave Paradi’s latest survey from 2011 – and in the past 5 surveys going back to […]

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“The Curse of Knowledge”

Are you underestimating the gap between what you know and what your audience knows? Chip and Dan Heath described this as “the curse of knowledge” in their book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. I’ve seen the concept played out often in my years of working in IT support, technical training, and […]

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What’s In It For Them?

  WIIFM is an expression that is common in the training industry. “What’s In It For Me?” refers to the importance of identifying why learners should pay attention to a given training presentation. In training situations, this is often stated as how the training will benefit the students as they apply the learning to their […]

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Different Formats for Different Types of Presentations

Presentations should be an important part of your content marketing strategy. But presentations can be delivered in a variety of ways. How can you make sure that your readers or viewers really get the message from each type of presentation? Your audience needs different kinds of support from you as the presenter, depending on the […]

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