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Metaphors series revisited: Opportunity

Last June, we had a series of posts brainstorming possible visuals for metaphors, including: growth, balance, and leadership.  In the beginning of this second series, we covered innovation.  In this post, I’ve put together a list of possible images for another theme that I’ve seen in tons of presentations:  opportunity. According to Merriam Webster, an opportunity is: A […]

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Metaphors Series Revisited: Innovation

Last June, we had a series of posts brainstorming possible visuals for metaphors, including: growth, balance, and leadership.  In this post, I’ve put together a list of possible images for another theme that I’ve seen in dozens of presentations:  innovation. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of innovation is: 1.  The introduction of something new 2. […]

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Prezi storyboarding template

Recently, I had an inquiry from a Non-Profit around creating Prezis that would act as standalone training videos. I explained to them that the typical process is as follows: 1. Select a central metaphor (the best Prezis have a central image you zoom in and out of) 2. Write the voice-over script 3. Decide on […]

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Storytelling structures from some greats

When I teach presentation classes, the story telling structures I teach are Barbara Minto’s “Pyramid Principle” and the classic story structure as I learned in a storytelling class with Kevin Allison of The Story Studio. Great for structuring business documents for busy executives and for telling awesome personal stories! Between the 2 structures, most people […]

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Metaphors series: Leadership

In continuation on my series of brainstorms for alternatives to “played out visual metaphors,” I’m attacking Leadership.  This is one where folks frequently show something at the top or somewhite man in a suit. But what is leadership, really?  Good leaders inspire other to follow, they have contagious energy, and a vision.  They’re good at […]

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Lesson from an educator

I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Sean McManus of The Economist on their upcoming conference about innovation in March.  (Check it out here:  http://ideas.economist.com/event/innovation)  My task is to put together 5 San Francisco based speakers to do Ignite-style presentations on the topic of innovation.  The best part about the current stage […]

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Websites we get ideas from and class

Last night, I was fortunate enough to give a live demo at New Work City of presentation coaching, with former Ignite speaker, Jack Aboutboul, acting as guinea pig.  It went really well with obvious improvement by the end of the session  (always good to pick someone who’s easy to coach, thanks Jack!) It’s the teaser […]

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Sources of presentation inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for your next presentation?  Don’t have time to go to a few conferences?  How about checking some out online?  Some of our favorite sites for this are: TED – many of the best presentations in the world, online! Ignite NYC – a speaker’s series that Martha works on.  5 minutes, 20 […]

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