How to structure your BIG ideas in presentations

Did you know that they way we convey ideas to others can be compared to the decay of radioactive substance? Thought not, let me explain. A half life The scientific definition of a half life (not the computer game!) is the length of time it takes for a radioactive substance to decay… well, for half…

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The top five reasons for using PowerPoint templates (not)

What’s a template? Templates are blank, pre-prepared slides. You fill them in and “hey-presto!” you’ve got a slide deck for your presentation. You get some when you buy PowerPoint; you can get free ones online; you can even pay for them. Here’s the sales-shot of a popular one. All you have to do is double-click…

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Pain Before the Pleasure: The Colon Technique

Argh! That moment when you’ve got to give ‘the pitch’… Sales and bookings hang on the next 30 seconds. Sometimes it might be that moment over coffee… other times it’s the infamous ‘introduction round’ at the networking event you’ve forced yourself to go to… or maybe it’s a party when you suddenly find yourself standing…

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