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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.

I've seen so many presentations in recent years and I think most people don't pay enough attention to the way they start their talks. 

The beginning of a presentation isn’t like any other moment in your talk—it’s what people will remember most (primacy effect). Starting strong is important because it...

This blog post is the last one of a brief series where we looked at the three fundamental principles of communication introduced by Carmine Gallo in his book Talk Like TED. We started with emotions, then novelty and in this article we’re going to discuss memorability. 

How can you...

In the previous blog post we’ve looked at the first fundamental principle of communication that we’ve learned from Carmine Gallo’s Talk Like TED—your message has to be emotional. The second principle is novelty—for a message to stick it has to be novel. 

Here are the there elements that make a...

In previous articles we've established that content is crucial, we've said that we need to combine it with good design, but we haven't yet added an important element: communication. Ladies and gentlemen, you can have the greatest idea in the world and the slides of the century but if...

One of the examples I often use to explain the value of good design is a comparison between the New York subway map and the London tube map. 

New York has opted for a map that’s geographically complete, accurate and detailed while the map of the London tube is based...

Can technical presentations be more visual? Yes! 

By definition technical presentations are more complex and require more cognitive effort from the audience. Therefore, following a more visual approach is even more useful for technical presentations to succeed.

On this topic Michael Alley—Professor of Engineering Communication—has written an interesting book (