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16
dec

The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s No PowerPoint Policy

by Adam Noar

The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s No PowerPoint Policy

You’re probably thinking you’ve got better things to do than debate Amazon communication policy.

You might.

But if you’ve EVER had to sit through a boring PowerPoint, you know the pain. You may as well lash yourself to the mast of a sinking ship while trying to pass a kidney stone. It would be far less painful than viewing a poorly planned slide deck.

And more entertaining.

That’s the thing about PowerPoints – or any presentation software, for that matter. They come with tons of bells and whistles: Great backgrounds. Exciting transitions. Unlimited slides with (almost) unlimited text.

But Jeff Bezos has a different approach to PowerPoint. In fact, he doesn’t allow PowerPoint in any meeting at Amazon.

01
dec
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7 PowerPoint Tricks that Will Make You a PowerPoint Magician

by Adam Noar

7 PowerPoint Tricks that Will Make You a PowerPoint Magician

When it comes to PowerPoint, there are many options, tools, and shortcuts that most people are not aware of.

Lucky for you, we have a list of 8 nifty little PowerPoint tricks and hacks that will allow you to create nicer looking slides in record time and also make you look like a magician on stage. And who doesn’t like magicians?

04
nov

5 Mental Tricks to Eliminate Presentation Anxiety

by Adam Noar

5 Mental Tricks to Eliminate Presentation Anxiety

“There are two types of speakers. Those who get nervous and those who are liars.” – Mark Twain

Most people, including myself, are usually a little bit (if not greatly) anxious about public speaking.

Why?

We think people are going to scrutinize everything we say and do.  We pressure ourselves to be perfect, and we dread confronting the possibility of rejection.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

21
oct

Make Your Presentations 10x More Interactive Using Slido

by Adam Noar

Make Your Presentations 10x More Interactive Using Slido

I attended a marketing conference last week that included a bunch of big and fancy keynote presentations. You know, the kind you see at Apple’s big reveal presentation every year.

During the conference, to my pleasant surprise, I was exposed to a new online polling and Q&A platform called Slido.

And I was IMPRESSED …

Why? It made audience polling and the Q&A part of the presentations incredibly seamless and fun for the audience.

07
oct

10 Public Speaking Hacks You Should be Using in 2018

by Adam Noar

10 Public Speaking Hacks You Should be Using in 2018

We can all agree that everyone wants to be successful when it comes to public speaking. After all, there is usually a lot on the line.

Knowing some essential “public speaking hacks” can be useful for engaging your audience and livening up your talk.

Before your next speaking event, see if one or two (or more) of these simple hacks can be woven into your presentation.