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
Even if you’re a regular reader here, it’s quite unlikely you know what my logo looks like. So check it out
The logo’s shape and colours represent techniques you can use
The logo’s shape and colours represent techniques you can use to make your public speaking more
effective. In this post, you’ll find :
What those techniques are.
Links where you can learn more.
If you’re short of time, you can click a heading in this post’s
contents list :
If you’ve read , you’ll know I was inspired by my last post Aaron Beverly (World Champion of Public Speaking 2019) to write a self-critique of one of my talks.
today’s post, I discuss what are (to me) the strongest aspects and weakest aspects of my talk.
Why not watch my
5-minute presentation below, and judge for yourself?
Then, feel free to
share your viewpoint in the comment box at the bottom of this post.
Here’s what you’ll find
in the rest of this post – you can click any of these links to skip ahead :
Short of time?
Skip the intro
If you’re thinking of speaking at an Ignite night, this post can help you avoid the mistakes I made in my own Ignite talk.
And even if you give some
other kind of speech, the tips you’ll find in this post (like about humour, gestures and opening lines) should still help.
In this post and my next, you’ll find a critique of various aspects of my talk on this
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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
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 :