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Criteria for a Presenter Remote

Criteria for a Presenter Remote

Over the years I have used number of presenter remotes or “clickers” as they are commonly called, and they all have some advantages and disadvantages.  The purpose of this blog post is not to review any particular brand or model of the clicker as we all...
Beyond The Presentation With Hashtags

Beyond The Presentation With Hashtags

With todays audience often using a smartphone or tablet to take notes during our presentations as well as being likely to be active on a social media platform it is time that speakers and conference organisers tap into that. One of the ways to do this is through the...
The Belly Band

The Belly Band

One of the principles of designing slides is to remove any element that is not of any benefit to what is being spoken about at the particular moment or as I like to call it “Cut The Fat”. This includes logos, your name or contact information. However with...
3 Bullet Point Alternatives

3 Bullet Point Alternatives

Any one that has seen me deliver a talk on presentation design will probably tell you that I hate bullet points. As my mother would say “hate” is a very strong word and I would rather say that I dislike bullet points rather strongly and will do my best to avoid using...
Standard or Wide Screen?

Standard or Wide Screen?

One thing we are seeing more of these days at conference venues is the projection of data in widescreen format over the standard resolution we have been used to in many cases. In fact in nearly all new or refurbished venues I have presented at in the last couple of...
Slide Design Using The Rule Of Thirds

Slide Design Using The Rule Of Thirds

 One of the questions I am often asked and I cover it in a lot of my own presentations is “Where do I place elements on the slide to attract the most attention and create the most interest for our audience?” There is a method or ratio we can use to do this and it is...
Create Better Presentations in 2015

Create Better Presentations in 2015

As we enter the new year of 2014 and new resolutions have been made and goals have been set I wonder how many have decided to create or re-create presentations that engage and inspire an audience. I was sitting down with my wife who is doing just that now for her...