Handout Happiness: Getting A Foot In The Door With A Hand-Out (Part 1)

January 23, 2011

This post is written by John at Mastering Technical Sales and with his permission I’ve decided to publish it here as well. It also reinforces the ideas that I have and includes many tips on creating handouts. A hand-out is one of the most misused tools in the sales arsenal of an SE. Often skimmed [...]

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Handout Happiness: Getting A Foot In The Door With A Hand-Out (Part 2)

January 23, 2011

This is part 2 of the post written by John at Mastering Technical Sales and with his permission I’ve decided to publish it here as well. It also reinforces the ideas that I have and includes many tips on creating handouts. Read part 1 here. Best Practices The Experience. Think of the hand-out as part [...]

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How many slides do I need for a 5 / 10 / 20 / 45 minute presentation?

January 5, 2011

This is a question I get asked a lot. And for me it actually has a more deep-rooted answer. Because the number of slides should not really matter or at least it should not be a primary concern. To make the case: There are 10-minute presentations that have anything from zero to 50 slides (or [...]

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World’s Best Presentation Contest 2010

October 28, 2010

Slideshare (together with 3M) is hosting another World’s Best Presentation Contest!! 2 Years ago, this was the contest that motivated me to start this blog (a half year later). There are about 2 weeks left to enter. You can win lots of prizes, for example first prize gets a MacBook and a PocketProjector from 3M. [...]

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Applying One Core Message to Advertisement

October 5, 2010

If you’ve followed this blog or read the PresentationEssentials eBook, you might have noticed that I put a lot of emphasis that when creating a presentation, you should concentrate on one core message. I recently saw an ad that portrayed just this. It was about the Kindle vs. other tablets (I think the Apple iPad [...]

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The care of Fonts and Presentation Slides

October 2, 2010

I knew that if you dive deep enough into the area of fonts, that you will actually see a world of its own. I had not known in how much detail it goes. I recently saw a video that showed me a little on how much care goes into developing a font (it’s at the [...]

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Is the Presentation the Best Way to Communicate your Message?

October 1, 2010

As much as I love doing presentations and creating presentation slides, the first thing I need to ask myself when I’m to create a presentation is: Is a presentation really necessary? It seems like the solution to everything nowadays is to create some PowerPoint slides. But is it really the most effective approach? Is Microsoft’s [...]

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Rethink Presentations now on Facebook! Become a Fan and win the PresentationEssentials eBook!

August 22, 2010

In order to also to discuss more with you and also in order to connect better, I have decided to expand Rethink Presentations into Facebook! If you’re on Facebook, the Rethink Presentations Page is a great place to get new information in addition to the regular newsletter! Whilst the regular newsletter will give you regular [...]

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Quickly replace one font with another in your PowerPoint slides (Guest Post by Ellen Finkelstein)

August 13, 2010

I’ve recently read the helpful online book from fellow presentation/blogger colleague Ellen Finkelstein entitled 101 Tips Every PowerPoint® User Should Know and I want to share with you one of her tips – Quickly replace one font with another in your PowerPoint slides: Choose Format> Replace Fonts. In the Replace box, choose the font you [...]

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Science Slam Cologne, Germany #1 (Part 2)

July 25, 2010

Then it began. I won’t give you a presentation-to-presentation review, but to give you an idea on what the topics are, here is a short line-up: The first preentation started and it was about Cologne’s Klüngel Society… nepotism society would be the best phrase to describe it, I think. The person presenting it had written [...]

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Science Slam Cologne, Germany #1 (Part 1)

May 15, 2010

Today was finally the first Science Slam in Cologne! After anxiously waiting for a couple of weeks for the event to finally take place – right after work I went to this cool event which took place under the tracks of the Cologne Main Station (it’s a really cool location – coincidentally, I have spent [...]

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Banish Death by PowerPoint! (Guest Post by Ellen Finkelstein)

May 11, 2010

This is a guest post written by fellow presentation blogger Ellen Finkelstein from ellenfinkelstein.com who I respect very much. She has published numerous books related to Presentations and Powerpoint. She has also started an initiative to banish bad presentations (read until end). A recent article in the New York Times, We Have Met the Enemy [...]

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Science Slam – Playground for Nerdy Presenters?

May 3, 2010

While I was browsing on the internet on “What’s happening?” in my city of Cologne, Germany, I happened to stumble across the pages of “Science Slam”. Apparently the first Cologne Science Slam is going to take place next week! When I read up on what it’s about on the Science Slam Webpage (German only), I [...]

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3 Tips to creating an Interactive Dialogue with your Audience during your Presentation

April 27, 2010

Were you ever in a presentation and thought “What the **** is this person talking about?” That this person is doing a monologue on something completely not of interest for you? In order to create an effective and stimulating presentation, it’s important that you create a dialogue with your audience. That you ask questions during [...]

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