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13
sep

10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Sucks … And How You Can Make Your Presentation Amazing!

by Adam Noar

10 Reasons Your PowerPoint Sucks … And How You Can Make Your Presentation Amazing!

It’s been 6 six years since Jesse Dee launched his award-winning SlideShare You Suck at PowerPoint! and I regret to say most presentations today still SUCK … big time!

It’s such a shame because PowerPoint is such an amazing tool. If used effectively that is!

As marketing influencer Seth Godin once said, “PowerPoint could be the most powerful tool on your computer. But it’s not.”

21
aug

How to CRUSH Your Job Interview Presentation … and Get Hired!

by Adam Noar

How to CRUSH Your Job Interview Presentation … and Get Hired!

As if a job interview isn’t stressful enough, now you’ve been asked to give a PRESENTATION to a whole panel of interviewers.

Seriously?!? Who thought of this brilliant idea? (insert sarcastic voice here)

But when you think about it, it’s pretty normal nowadays to have to give a presentation when you go to a job interview.

14
aug

How to Present to Senior Management (9 Tips Every Executive Would Agree With)

by Adam Noar

How to Present to Senior Management (9 Tips Every Executive Would Agree With)

Presenting to executives can be exciting BUT these presentations can also be pretty intimidating.

Let’s face it … senior executives can be a tough crowd:

They are often impatient because their schedules are jam packed — and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options. So, if you think upper management is going to sit still and wade through your lengthy deck with some big reveal at the end … THINK AGAIN! They’ll likely just interrupt you before you finish your deck.

Whatever your presentation is about, you won’t go very far if you haven’t prepared intensely for this moment.

That’s why the kind of slide deck you have at your disposal is just as important as your message.

As Eminem once said, you’ve got one shot, and you might not get another one, so here are nine tips to help you make a top-notch slide deck for your big upcoming executive presentation to the senior team.

Let’s get this executive party started!

01
aug

Start Your Presentation With a Bang and Hook Your Audience in Less Than 2 Minutes (With Examples)

by Adam Noar

Start Your Presentation With a Bang and Hook Your Audience in Less Than 2 Minutes (With Examples)

Wouldn’t it be great if every single audience member you present to was hooked right from the beginning and unable to pull their eyes away from you and your PowerPoint deck?

I think we both know the answer to that question.

To achieve this goal, you must master the art of starting your presentation like a pro.

Wait a second, you may be thinking. Giving introductions? Isn’t that kind of a small detail when giving presentations?

The answer is no. Your presentation introduction is not a small detail.

24
jul

8 Awesome Places to Find Inspiration for Your PowerPoint Presentations

by Adam Noar

8 Awesome Places to Find Inspiration for Your PowerPoint Presentations

Coming up with cool design ideas for your next important PowerPoint presentation doesn’t just happen automatically in your mind.

Even for us Panda’s it’s not always easy to come up with creativity on demand.

Instead of getting frustrated and upset you need to find presentation design inspiration from other design sources to help fuel your creativity.

In the past, we’ve talked about how to come up with a killer theme for your presentation using a mood board for displaying your different inspirational ideas.

To help take your slides to the next level, we have compiled a list of some the best places to find design inspiration for your next ppt presentation.

Let’s begin!