If you look carefully, you can often from all learn great public-speaking tips kinds of places. (Not just from obvious ones, like courses.)
Let’s check out an example
can tell you my LinkedIn profile , I work at CommBank (Commonwealth Bank of Australia, also known as CBA).
were updated, so they’re now CommBank’s values in just succinctly expressed 3 words:
When I first heard those words, I was struck by how
well they work together. And as I reflected on exactly why that is, I realised it’s because they have these 3 traits:
Need to present some data? About the best way you can do that is to use a data visualisation.
Most often, a dataviz is simply a chart. But you might choose to use something less mainstream, like a
Whatever type of dataviz you choose, I suggest you use this
3‑step method for making your dataviz more effective :
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When you share data – in a slideshow, a dashboard, or a written report – how can you give your message impact? (You know, so you that it’s a big deal, and so they persuade people ) act on your message.
To help you do that, you’ll find
3 powerful steps in this post and my next:
Step 1’s the
key (and the easiest)
Step 1’s the key (and the easiest), and step 3’s perhaps the most advanced – which is why I’ve put them in that order.
Do you sometimes follow the design trend of using uppercase text for headings or other short labels on your slides?
Recently, I’ve twice seen presentations with very modern-looking slides using all-uppercase text in
If you had to focus on just 4 things to make your next talk great, which would you pick?
That’s a tough call, because
Which is just so many factors go into a talk. one reason I was intrigued by the video below.
Another reason I was intrigued?
The video quotes 3 experts I’ve also quoted before:
7½-minute video , Thomas Frank (who has over 2 million YouTube subscribers) explains the 4 aspects of your talk that he recommends you focus on …
To save you time, this clip skips the first 60 seconds (and the last 90) of the original video (when he sets up his topic and promotes some courses).
If you like, you can on YouTube.
watch the full 10-minute version
Let’s look at each
of the 4 aspects Thomas believes can make your talk great. You can click any of these links to skip ahead – or, just scroll down …
Have you ever heard a presenter say something that stood out – but for all the wrong reasons?
Several times recently, I’ve heard public speakers (
or in webinars ) say something that met that description. on video
I wonder how
you would’ve reacted if you’d heard those speakers.
To me, it made them sound dated, and out of touch with
(Gaffs like that damage the speaker – how audiences speak. and their message.)
Yet all the speakers did was say
3 letters and the word “dot”. (In fact, one letter ) 3 times in a row.
You’ve probably guessed what they said
Suppose you’re presenting online. You might be using Zoom, or Microsoft Teams, or one of the older tools like Adobe Connect or WebEx.
Whatever the platform, if you want to share your screen, what do you say?
Most presenters I’ve heard – myself included – say something like this
“I’ll just share my screen…
Can you see it yet?”
But thinking carefully about it, I realised that approach has
3-minute video by Kelly Decker, you’ll see a quick way to form an extremely high-level view of your talk or presentation :
And read below for tips to
fix the problem that Kelly describes.
Kelly’s the president of
Decker Communications, whose content I’ve featured before. (Years ago I shared a post of theirs about , and last year I published a video from them about pausing when you present .) speaking on a panel
I love the way Kelly’s “roadmap” makes you think of your talk in
If you’re anything like me when you give a talk, most of the time you probably use slides rather than or whiteboard (or speaking without any visuals). using a flipchart
But how much thought do you put into the
colours on your slides?
That’s really worth your time – according to
Bruce Gabrielle, author of the book Speaking PowerPoint :
“One of the secrets to great-looking
PowerPoint slides is colour choice”
And I agree with Bruce. As I wrote about a few years back
is one of the Using colours well key ways to make
your presentation look modern and professional.
You might wonder how much
choice you have in your use of colours though. After all, it’s likely you use a template or PowerPoint theme that comes with colours built in.
Even so, with well-matched colours of your own, you can
Gently innovate by just changing some of the template’s less-used colours (while still matching with its main ones).
Overhaul the template’s colours to used by your client, or by the event you’re speaking at. fit in with the colour scheme
So in the
4-minute video below from Bruce Gabrielle, you’ll see a neat tip for choosing colours that look good together.
Note: The video’s sound quality is quite poor, so please bear with it.
Have you seen Pat Flynn’s great video about making slides? Right now, it’s had almost 1½ million views, and it’s called :
How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation
(for Keynote or PowerPoint)
In his video, Pat shares
pro tips to make your slideshows more engaging. So I highly recommend you watch it. (You’ll find it at the bottom of this post.)
My how-to video
Meanwhile, in the
1 of the videos below, you’ll see the precise steps you can use to implement one of Pat’s tips. That is, to add what he calls a “roadmap” to your slides. st
So, watch my
6-minute, hands-on video to see what’s meant by a roadmap, and learn exactly how you can add one in PowerPoint :