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How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

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It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client. So how do you make the right […] continue reading

Audience Delivery Event Message Strategy

What Made the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Speech So Effective?

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Photo Credit: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Former President Ronald Reagan passed away 14 years ago this month. He was a masterful communicator who was faced with a daunting communication situation immediately after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Of all his presidential moments, on this particular day, I was desperate to hear from my President. […] continue reading

Design Strategy

5 Simple Tweaks for Killer TED Talk Slides

5 Simple Tweaks You Can Make for Killer TED Slides Cover

Since their launch in 1984, TED Talks have become a sort of cultural institution. Today, people turn to TED Talks for a variety of purposes: wisdom, advice, knowledge, and inspiration. It’s now easy for the public to access TED Talks via a variety of platforms and formats—including YouTube videos, Podcast episodes, and blogs containing written […] continue reading

Delivery Event Strategy Tips

10 Ways to Prepare for a TED Style Talk

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There’s one question I’m asked frequently: how to give a TED Talk that works. I’ve given all types of talks. And while all presentations take an investment to make them effective, the creation of a high-stakes, beautifully staged TED-style talk often proves to be especially difficult. It takes work to craft the talk, and then […] continue reading

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