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Tips to present better

If you want to improve your ability to create powerful business presentations you have to master three aspects: preparation, design and delivery. In these articles I'll show you how.

This is my favourite topic: the logo on every slide, from the first to the fortieth. The logo on every slide is one of the most common habits in the corporate world. 

Here’s my take on it: it's useless and there are better ways to sell yourself or your company....

Nobody. The design principles we've introduced in the previous articles are principles that can be used to create better slides, but who says that in order to make an effective presentation you have to use slides?

There are many top speakers who always present without slides. Take Gary Vaynerchuk or...

In the last blog post we said that slides and documents aren’t the same thing and that presenters should separate the two when creating presentations. The solution to providing more details which cannot be included in the slides (remember that we want to follow a more visual approach to presentations)...

In my experience helping clients improve their presentations, I’ve often received such comments: 

How can I follow the approach you propose? It will never work in my industry, or in the company I work for, or with my boss who insists on asking for text-heavy slides. I understand that visual...

Repeat with me: I should never use three-dimensional graphs to show two-dimensional data.

I often see cases where people take a graph from a presentation, an Excel document or a company report, they move it to PowerPoint and then add a 3D effect in the hope that the graph looks more...

CEOs, Executives and Senior Managers often want to see the numbers that support your statements and give credibility to what you say during a presentation. Numbers make them feel safer. They are right, numbers and data are important. 

However, we often focus too much on the data itself and too...