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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.

Have you ever wondered how soon an audience should be able to understand the message on a slide? How many times have you found yourself in situations where the speaker says “as you can see in this slide”, but you can't see anything because there is so much information that...

Simplicity is the key word behind any successful presentation. Simplicity in preparation when creating and organising messages; simplicity in design—if you choose to use a visual support—, simplicity (or naturalness) in delivery.

Unfortunately, when it comes to presentations, many people confuse simplicity with simplistic, which is not the case. In...

In the last article we talked about the message map as a tool to communicate your story in a clear, simple and effective way. The idea is to have one main message plus three supporting points. 

If by any chance you wondered "why three"? (I know that many of you...

In this article I’m going to describe a useful method to communicate a message in a clear, simple and effective way. 

It’s a method I’ve learned from Carmine Gallo, one of the world's leading communication experts. What he proposes is to create a message map, which is a great tool...

What’s the first thing you do when you are asked to create a presentation? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

I don't know what it is for you but I do know what it is for most people. Most people open PowerPoint (or Keynote or any other presentation...

What’s the objective of a presentation? This is the most important question—if we agree on this, we agree on everything. 

First of all, let’s clarify what the objective of a presentation is not. The objective is not to inform. If you want to inform, then send an email, make a...