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CISPA: The new PIPA/SOPA type threat

PIPA and SOPA were defeated.  Yay!  But alas, the battle is not over! Up next:  CISPA.  It stands for Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act.  It encourages private companies to monitor for cyber threat on their websites.  And as far as you are concerned as folks designing presentations that could be distributed on SlideShare, SlideRocket, […]

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Things to ask when you’re going to present

When you’re going to present with a new organization or on a new stage, there’s a lot you should check before arriving.  To make that easier, here is a list of questions you should ask your event organizers: What kind of mircophones will be used?  Lavaliere, hand mic, over the ear?  Will surgical tape be […]

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Tips for being the liaison between designers

Frequently when working with a presentation designer, you need to also act as the liaison between the presentation designer and your print/web designers.  Web, print and presentations designers all speak a slightly different language, which can leave you spinning in confusion of you aren’t able to navigate them.  Hopefully this post will help you navigate […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

This is the year of the water dragon.  Wikipedia says that characteristics of the water dragon include:  Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal. Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.

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Gantt charts, part 2 of the timeline series

We talked about timelines on October 10, 2011 in this post.  Ane we promised a future post about how to group your activities together.  This is that post! Here’s a refresher of what a Gantt chart looks like:           The true effectiveness of a Gantt chart comes from 2 things:  Are […]

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Tips for planning your new year

Like many, we at The Presentation School are in the process of planning out our projects and plans for the new year.  And maybe like you, we’ve got all kinds of ideas we’re excited about.  Alas, our enthusiasm may be bigger than our available time and energy.  (No doubt a problem many of us have.) […]

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Tip for presenting with someone else

Sometimes, we have to share the stage when we present, be it literally or figuratively.   And if we don’t plan ahead, that can be disastrous!  Nothing is worse then speaking over someone else or having someone else speak over us.  The audience thinks the one speaking over is a jerk and that the two folks […]

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Things to do to get ready for Investor Presentations

We work with all kinds of clients, including start-ups who want help with their investor presentations. Investor presentations provide a unique challenge for a variety of reasons, including: The firmness of many investors – they want you to get to the point Culture clash – start-ups are more of a “Can Do” loose environment, VC […]

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How to give an awesome Ignite presentation

Martha, this school’s proprietor, is also the presentation specialist and coach for Ignite NYC.  In that role, she has some started advice she gives speakers.  If you want to throw your own Ignite event, you’ll want to follow these tips. If you’re interested in coming to the next Ignite NYC event on October 10, click here. […]

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High-level steps for creating a presentation

It’s best to think of your presentation as a full story, not just a collection of individual slides.  Likely seems obvious when not in the weeds of putting your presentation together, but is something that many forget as they work through their individual pages.  here are some quick, high-level steps to help you maintain a […]

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