presentations

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

When Using a PowerPoint Isn’t a Good Idea

PowerPoint is a useful tool. It’s easy to master. It’s a good way to give your presentations structure. And it’s an effective way to present your audience with informative visuals, like photographs, tables, and charts. But be honest – how do you really feel when you arrive at a presentation and the speaker starts playing(…)

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Teaching and Presentations — The Biggest Mistake

Teaching and Presentations — The Biggest Mistake

Probably every professional has been at the receiving end of a poor presentation. Think of the conversations we have afterwards around the water cooler. “Wasn’t that just awful” we whine, often talking about all the mistakes the presenter made. The most common mistake of all is when the presenters yield to the temptation to tell the(…)

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Power Corrupts, PowerPoint…

Power Corrupts, PowerPoint…

Most people are familiar with the saying that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Some people know that the expression is associated with Lord Acton (1834 – 1902). But few people know anything about the contex or that the quotation isn’t entirely accurate. The complete remark was “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power(…)

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