Black History Month Stats for your next PowerPoint

This graphic displaces some statistics about Black History Month that are both interesting and laid out nicely. Consider how they graphically displayed these figures. You might consider using the same techniques in your next presentation.

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One Slide – One Image

This is an example of a chart that I would suggest NOT putting in your PowerPoint slides. It shows both the average salary and employment of Accountants in the US over the past 8 years….

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FORBES.com – “Making The Best Of A Bad Situation”

If you work for a big corporation, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you to deliver their PowerPoint Presentation. And he or she will demand that you don’t change a single element of…

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Making The Best Of A Bad Situation: PowerPoint Advice

If you work for a big corporation, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you to deliver their PowerPoint Presentation. And he or she will demand that you don’t change a single element of…

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Four Ways to Data Dump

What do you do if you have an incredibly large amount of data that you must present to an audience, but you are limited to a strict time amount of, say 10-30 minutes? By far,…

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Pot Luck PowerPoint

What should you do if your colleagues send you PowerPoint slides to use in your presentation and the slides are bad?

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SPEAKING TIP OF THE DAY: Cliches work great with the media but make you sound unintelligent when delivering a speech.

SPEAKING TIP OF THE DAY: Cliche?s work great with the media but make you sound unintelligent when delivering a speech.

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FORBES.com: PowerPoint Is NOT a TelePrompTer

One of the biggest misconceptions about PowerPoint is that it can and should be used as a TelePrompTer for a speaker. A TelePrompTer is a machine that newscasters use to read their scripts while looking…

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Breaking a Bad Habit — Presentation Advice

You have the best of intentions. You give speech after speech using strong visuals, compelling examples and riveting stories to make your points come alive. But then, slowly, your speaking skills start to dissolve. The…

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Public Speaking Tip of the Day: The #1 problem you risk when speaking isn’t that you bomb or embarrass yourself. The #1 problem is that you are perfectly competent and no one remembers anything you said.

Public Speaking Tip of the Day: The #1 problem you risk when speaking isn’t that you bomb or embarrass yourself. The #1 problem is that you are perfectly competent and no one remembers anything you…

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Post a comment about your Worst Public Speaking Experience Ever and you will win access to my $300 Online Presentation Training School

That’s right, if you post a summary of your worst public speaking experience right here, I will send you an all-access pass to my online, interactive public speaking course—no strings attached. I’d like to hear…

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Presentation training advice: Age is nothing but a number. Everyones goal should be the same as a speaker.

Presentation training advice: Age is nothing but a number. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company CEO or a junior high school student preparing for a school speech your goals should be the same. As…

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FORBES.com: Dare To Be Different -Public speaking analysis

There is great comfort in mediocrity when it comes to public speaking. It is easy to joke around with your colleagues about how you “hate” speaking in public and that you “just want to get…

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How to develop useful and interesting ideas for your next presentation -Quora answers

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Presentation Training Tip of the Day: If you just practice in your head at your computer, what seems like a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation will actually turn into a 50 minute presentation in front of the audience.

Presentation Training Tip of the Day: If you just practice in your head at your computer, what seems like a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation will actually turn into a 50 minute presentation in front of…

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Presentation Training Tip: If you are using PowerPoint because you did last year or everyone else did, please consult your mother on what to do if all of your colleagues jump off of a cliff.

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Public Speaking Tip of the Day: You should give a speech without doing a video-recorded rehearsal and critique only if you are willing to dictate an important memo and send it to the world without spell-checking, editing or reviewing it. Both actions are equally as reckless.

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Presentation training tip: Your colleagues and competitors spent on average 12, 16, or even 20 years on daily instruction on how to write well in school, but most of them never received more than 15 minutes on how to speak well. This is an opportunity for you.

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