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STAGE YOUR PRESENTATION

We are living in a world of “information overload,” permanently hopping between different kinds of media and sampling its highlights.

In order to have a chance at making an impact, you will need to “stage” your presentation and include it under the framework of a global experience – before, during, after – which promotes interest, impact and guarantees that your idea stays firmly embedded in people’s minds.

Take a vacation

It is time for Ze advisors to go reenergize themselves and it will do you some good too. In any case, a good presentation doesn’t limit itself to a finite list of practical tips. Because you’ll always need a sharp, alert and open mind for the advice to be be meaningful. But before setting a…

Avoid neither seen nor read

To convey our ideas, we have two main tools at our disposal. First, we have a word processing tool (Word, Page, Writer…), which allows us to create documents to be read. And then, we have software to create the presentation (PowerPoint, Keynote, Presentation…), which allows us to design the slides intended to be viewed. These…

To be understood, be concrete

For an audience to agree with your remarks, it is essential that it gets a quick mental picture of your idea. For this purpose it is imperative to be concrete. Too often, speakers, wanting to show that they have mastered their subject, wrongly develop complex concepts that only delay the moment when the listener understands…

3 reasons for using Post-its® to prepare your presentations

We regularly repeat that the first pitfall to avoid, when preparing a presentation, is to throw yourself into PowerPoint. The tool is efficient for designing slides but it is totally ineffective in gathering and organizing ideas or in working as a team. To boost the preparation phase, the use of Post-its is much more pertinent.…

Let your presentation rest

Gathering information and making a presentation in front of an audience occupies 40 million people worldwide everyday. Yet the facts, figures and analyses, as relevant as they may be, are not enough to capture attention and persuade an audience. What story will serve as a framework? Which choices for the graphic design? What position to…

Post images that make sense

Images have a considerable impact. A study shows that if an image is associated with a message, it is seven times more likely that the message will be remembered. This fact is widely circulated in training courses on slide design. Indeed, this is how we often recognize people coming from these training courses…they put images…

Team presentation: the importance of the StoryManager®

By building your presentations as stories you greatly increase the impact of your remarks. But you may have noticed that it’s sometimes difficult to maintain the consistency of a story. Team presentations often give the impression that the thread is lost.  To maintain a story’s consistency all through the different speakers, the work of the…

Start with black

A black slide is to presentations what a “blank page” is to writing. Why this tip? For 3 reasons: 1- By beginning your presentation with a black slide you’re giving your audience the opportunity to pay attention to you  and not to your slide. Ensuring that you connect with your audience is a vital prerequisite…

One idea per slide

Remember that when speaking in public, slides are only a visual aid. By applying the rule “one idea per slide”  you increase the impact of your remarks by preventing your audience from getting lost in what you’ve already said, but is still shown on the screen, or from what is already shown, but you haven’t…