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How to make your presentations truly memorable

How to make your presentations truly memorable

What do you want to achieve when you're presenting? Surely you want to be heard and understood. But what's the goal of your presentation? Is it just to engage your audience in the moment you're pres[Read the full post]
The single best way to end your presentation

The single best way to end your presentation

Often following your instincts leads to the best results. In presentations, not so much. Every presentation has a high point. After you reach this high point, you should also start to plan your exi[Read the full post]
Time to leave for Berghain. Sobering tales on Identity Hygiene

Time to leave for Berghain. Sobering tales on Identity Hygiene

Unit Festival - Unicorns in Tech - Berlin, 8. May 2015 This talk is about #identity. It's about what happened  to a friend trying to detox. It's about how we perceive ourselves. It's about the future[Read the full post]
Video Wall Displays and Presentations: this is what you need to know

Video Wall Displays and Presentations: this is what you need to know

Presenters need to worry about many issues. There's the quality of their content, the efficacy of their delivery, the power of their visuals... And on top of that, they need to worry about a thousand[Read the full post]
All great presenters have one thing in common: they know when to quit

All great presenters have one thing in common: they know when to quit

In my last post I was talking about the fact that nobody will buy 100% of your material 100% of the time, and how that is totally a-ok. Now I want to talk about another moment that happens in all succ[Read the full post]
How to understand your audience's reactions

How to understand your audience's reactions

Transformation in presentations is very dear to me. But I still don't know if I've been able to charge you with my passion and change your point of view with my previous post about transformation.[Read the full post]
If TED can FAIL, so can YOU!

If TED can FAIL, so can YOU!

What presenters and event organizers can learn from the technical glitches at the recent TED 2015: Truth and Dare in Vancouver. When TED releases a new talk, especially the ones recorded at the "offi[Read the full post]
Change me, or else stay home!

Change me, or else stay home!

"Every presentation worth doing has just one purpose. To make a change happen." Seth Godin In my courses I use a lot of icons and this is the one that is most dear to me. It's a square that is tran[Read the full post]
An open letter to Seth Godin: let's save the world from bad presentations

An open letter to Seth Godin: let's save the world from bad presentations

Dear Seth, a few months ago I started looking for an affordable, comprehensive, interactive, non-salesy presentation course to send to potential speakers of a meetup that I organize. Couldn't find [Read the full post]
Why Prezi makes you dizzy and how to fix it

Why Prezi makes you dizzy and how to fix it

A few weeks ago we started a journey into how cinematic techniques can be applied to your Prezis and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you for that! Your clicks indicate a huge intere[Read the full post]
Why I love tech presentations, but hate these 5 mistakes

Why I love tech presentations, but hate these 5 mistakes

After 10 years or so as a techie, I held two self evident truths: that I was smart enough to go to the office dressed as I wished and that stuff like sales, marketing and presentations were for other [Read the full post]
When it comes to presentations, what do you struggle with the most?

When it comes to presentations, what do you struggle with the most?

You can be sure of one thing: you are not alone in in this fight - I had serious problems with my first presentations many years ago. Now, I'm happy to share my experiences and knowledge with you. Wan[Read the full post]
How to create a great webinar or a presentation for a video

How to create a great webinar or a presentation for a video

I love giving presentations! Being in front of your audience, seeing how they transform during the presentation, and answering their questions are just some of the things that make presenting so excit[Read the full post]
How to end a presentation: your final impression should be as good as your first

How to end a presentation: your final impression should be as good as your first

If you have been following my last posts, you know that for the last weeks I've been writing about the best ways to start a presentation. I've provided you with valuable tips and information to create[Read the full post]
Top 20 Presentation and Public Speaking Blogs (2014 edition)

Top 20 Presentation and Public Speaking Blogs (2014 edition)

I'm a bit of a blog junkie and my RSS reader is always overflowing with new stuff to read. When it comes to presenting and public speaking there are hundreds of blogs. Among those I have selected the[Read the full post]
Beginning a presentation: how to create a gorgeous second slide

Beginning a presentation: how to create a gorgeous second slide

In a previous post I gave you great tips and advice on how to start your presentation with a powerful first slide. Now that you're able to craft a great opening slide, you need to know what to do next[Read the full post]
How to start a presentation: crafting the perfect first slide

How to start a presentation: crafting the perfect first slide

It's at the top of every presentation. And often it isn't any good. I am talking about the first slide of your deck: the one that reveals the title, sets the mood and reveals the tone of your presenta[Read the full post]
How to connect a Laptop to a Projector while being really really ridiculously good looking

How to connect a Laptop to a Projector while being really really ridiculously good looking

I had so much fun preparing this little video and I'm so enthusiastic to share it with you. What you see here is the demonstration that a boring topic, doesn't need to make a boring presentation. I gi[Read the full post]
Need better communication skills? Use your doubts to craft better presentations!

Need better communication skills? Use your doubts to craft better presentations!

Imagine the following scenario: you have been recently hired by a company and your new boss invites you to his birthday party in his house along with the rest of the team. Then you wonder “what should[Read the full post]
When does your next presentation really begin?

When does your next presentation really begin?

Presentation Hero has just begun its journey. We've reached 100 subscribers! (Actually it's already over 130).  In email marketing terms this number may seem small, even irrelevant, but what I see is[Read the full post]
The 16 questions you must answer when you prepare a talk or a presentation

The 16 questions you must answer when you prepare a talk or a presentation

A guide for entrepreneurs and freelancers In a summit with another 100 speakers it's hard to get noticed. You need to stand out in a world where conferences are multiplying like crazy, time slots are [Read the full post]
Congratulations, when it comes to presentations you are already part of a 1% elite group

Congratulations, when it comes to presentations you are already part of a 1% elite group

Congratulations! By reading this article you already demonstrate that your are part of an elite!  You belong to a lucky bunch, a restricted club. You are be the 1%. Why? Because you know that there ar[Read the full post]
How to handle minor presentation glitches like a pro

How to handle minor presentation glitches like a pro

"Beauty" is said to be "in the eye of the beholder". This also applies the other way around. When we make mistakes, we can clearly see the "ugly" things we do or say even when nobody else noticed them[Read the full post]
You already know the question you need to answer to make your presentations great

You already know the question you need to answer to make your presentations great

You already know the key to presentation excellence. You just forgot about it. Let me remind you. Every time I am walking or cycling I think that cars go too fast and are terribly dangerous. Every t[Read the full post]
6 unexpected presentation tips you can learn from the 2014 Fifa World Cup

6 unexpected presentation tips you can learn from the 2014 Fifa World Cup

We have had our eyes collectively glued to screens large and small following the World Cup this summer. I was watching too, but since I really don't enjoy soccer, I was seeing something else. Now tha[Read the full post]
3 presentation tips you can learn from rude taxi drivers

3 presentation tips you can learn from rude taxi drivers

Rome. Love it or leave it. I left it a few years ago, but I still love it deeply. Even with all its contradictions it can be a great place to be. As long as you don't need to move around too much. Yo[Read the full post]
6 must know technical tricks that will make you look like a presentation pro

6 must know technical tricks that will make you look like a presentation pro

Do you feel confident when you are close to a computer? I ask you this because I see that there is often a disconnect between the presenter and his tools. What do I mean? I often see presenters strug[Read the full post]
Avoid this awful presentation mistake and start saving the world from death by Powerpoint

Avoid this awful presentation mistake and start saving the world from death by Powerpoint

I feel uncomfortable when I need to sit through a bad presentations. But there is one things that makes me really mad: hearing people complimenting a bad presenter after a presentation that sucks. Di[Read the full post]
The 10 secret principles behind all successful presentations. Hint: it's all in the structure!

The 10 secret principles behind all successful presentations. Hint: it's all in the structure!

In this post I am going to give you 10 quick practical and actionable tips that you can learn in less than 10 minutes and apply to your next presentation. I am under the assumption that you haven't go[Read the full post]