Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 22, 2020

Can you think like a Presentation Designer?

With the new wave of thinking on presentations, more and more presenters and designers are now looking out of the box when it comes to presentation design, and really trying...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

How much text should be in my presentation?

The short answer: As little as possible. Text on slides doesn’t work. Bullet points don’t work. Audiences can’t read and listen at the same time, and so they read your slides...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Does it matter if a team uses different versions of PowerPoint?

Some of your team use PowerPoint 2010, some have upgraded to 2013, some are still using 2007, and there is even one guy who’s never got round to replacing his...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

How do I make my audience remember my slides?

It’s one thing if your audience enjoy your presentation, but if they come away without remembering any of your key messages, it won’t be effective. Every presentation has objectives to...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Viral Presentations

There are many reasons for you to record your presentation as a video. You might want people to be able to watch it over and over again. You might want...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

What should I wear for my presentation?

When you’re nervous about a big pitch, it can be the little things you get caught up on. How many times have you lain awake at night, wondering if the...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Can I view a PowerPoint file made in Windows on Mac?

Short answer: “yes” with an “if”. Yes, the files created on a Windows machine can be read and played on a Mac – if some minor work is done before and after....

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Video Presentations through the Sales Cycle

Leads should be nurtured throughout the sales cycle, from first point of contact to post-sale aftercare. Developments in technology mean that this can now be done more effectively and more...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Should I use bullet points in my presentation?

No. Categorically, no. We’ve been through this several times, but there really is no excuse any more. I know, I know, there are reasons you’ve considered using bullet points. Arguments...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Can I view a PowerPoint file on an iPad?

Yes. Depending on your requirements, there are a few ways to do this, and each carries pros and cons. Option 1: Office 365 – The first and most obvious solution is...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Presentation Language

Many presenters spend a lot of energy (and money!) focusing on body language in a presentation, but a far more important area to focus on is actually your spoken language....

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Sales Productivity Optimisation

These Sales Productivity slides demonstrate how working together to optimise the sales process can lead to significant rewards. In any sale, there are three key contributors to ensuring success: the...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Designing for Your Audience

Any presenter worth his salt knows that a presentation should be targeted towards the audience. Your presenters, your message, and your media should all be selected on the basis of...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

The Future of Presenting

Where do we see presenting headed in the near future? Technology predictions can be difficult to make. Technology is advancing faster than ever, and the changes we’ve seen in the...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 21, 2020

Presentations and Twitter

The way we present is changing. The rise in the number of presenters actively publicising their presentations on Twitter has led to a huge wave of responses – some good,...

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Harry Wilson
Posted by Harry Wilson
October 9, 2020

How long should my presentation be?

The short answer to this question is, of course, that it depends. It depends on your audience, on your content, on the setting. Often the choice is taken entirely out...

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