Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Keep them happy and excited about teaching again and also have the best learner experience through the presenter’s preparations. . The learner needs to understand what they are going to get out of the presentation or course which translates to the value of the content.

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Presentation on Designing Presentations

Spark Consulting

My spouse is in the process of changing from an implementation engineering role to more of a business development role at his company, with the result that he’s having to do more presenting. ” He’s working on a deck right now, and being the helper that I am, I remembered this great Slideshare on putting together presentation decks: Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters by @slidecomet from Slide Comet. communication presentations

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Top Tips for Preparing Your Presenters

Velvet Chainsaw

Imagine how you might do your job differently if your performance and compensation were evaluated based on overall session attendance and industry presenter ratings at your annual conference. Recruiting or selecting industry presenters who will draw a crowd.

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Present Better

Spark Consulting

It’s conference season, which means a lot of us are working on presentations. Sadly, the majority of those presentations will suck. 10 Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters from HubSpot All-in-one Marketing Software. presentations HubSpotBut it doesn’t have to be that way. What Would Steve Do? My favorite tips? Want people to care? Tell a story. Want people to pay attention? Use images. NO JARGON. NO BULLET POINTS.

Daily Buzz: How to Make Your Presenters Presentable

Associations Now

Delivering quality presentations will always be a challenge, but organizations should do a better job preparing their speakers, says Dave Lutz , managing director of Velvet Chainsaw. Several strategies can help you ensure a proficient performance from your presenters.

Presenter Tips For Audience Discussions

Velvet Chainsaw

We need better presenters, as our conference attendees often suggest. As a presenter, so also a learner–the conference attendee. Why Presenters Should Use Discussions. Tips for Presenters Using Discussions. As a presenter, be prepared.

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Selecting and coaching speakers to deliver quality digital presentations

Aaron Wolowiec

When it comes to identifying topics for face-to-face and digital presentations, there are generally two schools of thought: Call for presentations; or. Before selecting a speaker for your next digital presentation, consider that individual’s digital presentation experience.

Attended, Presented, Sponsored #CEOChair16

Robert M Barnes

Associations Forum is the ‘association’ for associations in Australia. I have enjoyed a close working relationship with them for a decade now and most recently had the opportunity to sponsor and speak at the 2016 CEO & Chair Symposium. I … Continue reading → Association Stuff #assnchat @robertmbarnes Aptify ASAE Association Management Associations Culture

Call for Presentations: Dead or Alive?

Aaron Wolowiec

And by “quality” I mean different, leading-edge, innovative and engaging presentations. Identifies the most qualified and diverse individuals to present those sessions.

Making a Great Presentation

Association Leaders

One of the things all leaders must do is make great presentations. Sometimes that means giving a speech to a large audience; other times it means delivering a presentation to a smaller group; still other times its effectively communicating one on one with an employee. I read a blog post today providing eight steps that must be followed to make an effective presentation. What tools do you use to be a great presenter?

Your Presentation Needs To Start With A Presenter Attendee Agreement

Velvet Chainsaw

I start the majority of my presentations by making an agreement with my audience. I call it my presenter-attendee agreement. Why use valuable presentation time for the presenter-attendee agreement? Audience Presentation Expectations. It’s not about the presenter.

Taxonomy, Categories and Sitefinity – Organization Meets Presentation

Vanguard Tech

“Taxonomy – a scheme of classification” One of the most powerful features of the Sitefinity Content Management System is the ability to assign a taxonomy to content, allowing website managers to filter, sort and display content based on a set of defined categories.

Study: Robotics Presents Opportunity to Security Industry

Associations Now

With security robots’ advanced capabilities and flexibility, it is clear that robotic technology presents an opportunity to the security industry and to our members,” said Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO, in the release.

Too Many Technical Presentations Suffer From POOH!

Velvet Chainsaw

Sutro Baths: Vertical Poop by Andy Morris Your conference’s technical presentations suffer from POOH*! Too often, and I mean way too often, our conferences are full of technical presentations that offer nothing more than POOH! From a technical presentation.

Daily Buzz: How to Reengage Audiences During Your Presentation

Associations Now

You’ve been rehearsing your presentation for weeks—making tweaks, talking to yourself in the mirror, the whole nine yards. The post Daily Buzz: How to Reengage Audiences During Your Presentation appeared first on Associations Now

Three Tools for Recycling Past Presentations for Content Marketing

The Big Picture

I was impressed that she took a presentation that she had already given and extended its shelf life. . If you''re like me, you give, prepare, write, edit, and (re)design many presentations throughout the year - for yourself and for many others.

CHASE Presentation – Content marketing for membership bodies

Optimist Consulting

I was delighted to present at CHASE, the annual charities and membership organisation expo this week. You can download my presentation on how membership bodies can use content marketing here. If you would like a non-obligation chat about your content marketing needs do get in touch

Getting Started With Brain Friendly Presentations

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are six strategies to apply as you start your journey to implementing brain friendly presentations. Many presenters think that they are controlling learning because they control the information flow. Your job as a presenter is to get your audience engaged.

10 Body Language Techniques for Powerful Presentations


When making presentations, it’s critical to be aware of the messages you’re sending through body language. Use the physical space by taking 2-3 steps between presenting point A and then communicating point B.

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How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process

Velvet Chainsaw

In the submission form, ask if this session has been presented at another industry conference. Make it clear that the submission must be made by the person or people that will be presenting. The post How to Improve Your Call for Presentations Process appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

“Final”: The one word that can ruin your presentation

Aaron Wolowiec

Tricking myself into believing the first, second, ninth, or right-before-the-deadline version of my recent Ignite presentation was my “last and best” effort almost ruined the most important public speaking appearance of my life. Josh Lord, MBA.

Is Your Presentation Like Facebook Or TV?

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your presentation a one-way monologue for listeners? If you want your listeners to remember what you said, then your presentation needs to be more like Facebook than TV. Lessons For Presenters. It’s the same today with presentations.

Your Presentation Needs This Strategy To Succeed

Velvet Chainsaw

There is one important strategy that your presentation must have in order to succeed. They come to your presentation looking for an answer to their problem. Your challenge as a presenter is taking the time to explain the need-to-know.

Why Audiences Detest Presenters That Abuse Or Avoid PowerPoint [Revisted]

Velvet Chainsaw

Revised and updated from original post about presentations and images published on October 25, 2011. Presentations are the business currency of today. PowerPoint is often the legal tender of those presentations. …Too many presentations suffer from information overload.”

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Letting the Future Guide the Present

Eric Lanke

I had a good discussion with my Board chair this week. We're looking ahead to our next Board meeting and it's time to start framing an agenda for the discussions that will take place there.

How To Be A Bodacious, Wicked, Totally Tubular Technical Presenter

Velvet Chainsaw

Highly specialized technical complex topics are often associated with boring, butt-numbing, brain-draining, hum-drum, buzzkill presentations. So how do you tackle complicated technical content head on and still deliver an engaging, memorable and bodacious presentation?

Five Features Of Quality Digital Presentations


The number of poor online presentations is rapidly growing. The number of poor virtual presenters is expanding even faster. Vendors offer free presentations. Five Traits Of Successful Digital Presentations. Koegel, author of The Exceptional Presenter. Presentation

Seven Words Towards Better Presentations

Association Management

Most of the business presentations I go to are pretty awful. I recently talked with our team at Virtual and boiled down better presenting to seven words. (O Someone has to do a presentation, and the first thing they do is sit down at PowerPoint and start spitting out slides.

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Awards Presentations Cues from the Golden Globes

Associations Now

Lots of groups present awards to publicly recognize and promote the best and the brightest in their industries—and to bring in some nondues revenue for their association. The same can’t always be said for other associations’ award presentations.

Humanize Presentation at #intchg12

Jamie Notter

Humanize Presentation at #intchg12. I also promised that I would post the short handout related to the conflict resolution tool that I was talking about during the presentation (the behavior-impact feedback model). View more presentations from Jamie Notter. Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize. Books: Jamie Notter. Leadership insight.right when you need it. Posted July 18, 2012. in Announcements , Conflict , Free Resources - 1 comment. Tweet.

Conference Presenters Can Literally Change Attendees’ Minds

Velvet Chainsaw

Presenters generally want attendees to learn. The conference organizers’ and presenters’ intentions are good. This entire process embodies presenter-focused, or teacher-focused, education. The Conference Presentation As Transformation. Tweet.

These Conference Presentation Myths Cramp The Attendee Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Here are eight conference presentation myths that you should avoid. Reality: The lecture and panel are homogenized conference presentations that cause our brains to check out. Then secure speakers that provide a variety of presentation strategies including active attendee participation.

The Portgage Group's, Alan Ward Presents at #CSAE2015

Portage Group

The Portage Group Senior Associate, Alan Ward, has been asked to be a presenter at the upcoming Canadian Society of Association Executives Conference #CSAE2015 in Calgary on October 28th. Alan will be presenting on Succeeding at Succession Planning. .

FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

Web Courseworks Associations

I presented my session twice. My biggest take away from the conference is that I should treat conference presentations as education sessions for my attendees. I understood this within an educational context but never considered conference presentations to be educational.

How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. Who’s going to hear or read your presentation? Will you have a chance to make a presentation in front of decision-makers? Master your presentation. Your business case presentation is both a performance and a briefing. During the presentation, you want to keep listeners interested and informed.

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My Presentation Is Fine—It’s The Audience That Doesn’t Get It!

Velvet Chainsaw

“My presentation is fine. Why do I need to change the way I present? So, why should speakers change how they present at your conference? The Lecture—The Presenters’ And Learners’ Desert Mirage. The focus is on how information is presented and taught.

Nonprofits Get New Guidelines for Presenting Financials

Associations Now

More than two decades after issuing rules and regulations for nonprofits on how to present and share their financials, the Financial Accounting Standards Board hopes to simplify things for these organizations, as well as their donors, by issuing new guidelines.

What Do Yearbooks Have To Do With Presenters And Audiences?

Velvet Chainsaw

Your Presentation Is Like A School Yearbook. Much like our high school yearbooks, audiences are looking for themselves in your presentation. ” Many presenters fail because they get too wrapped up in their content that they forget their audience.

HighRoad Presents at OrgSource on Stacking the Association Martech Deck

HighRoad Solution

You wouldn’t put on your favorite sports sweatshirt and head out to your yard with only a rake, would you? Even if that is how you did it growing up, you know that using only a rake means a lot of extra work and a sore back at the end of the day. HighRoad News & Events


CIM – how they presented their membership price rise

Optimist Consulting

However, you may feel there is a good business reason to increase prices, so how do you present this to members? Deciding to increase membership fees is not something that any membership professional or board take lightly.

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