All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘presentation skills’

Innovation: Get Stand Out Ideas Approved By Showing How They Fit In

You have just completed two days of brainstorming. You have narrowed your ideas to the fewer, bigger, and better, and are eager to put them into action. Your next step is to share these ideas within your organization for approval to move forward. While implementation of these ideas may give your company a competitive advantage – position you as the …

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Good Presentation Should Only Be Susceptible To Only One Interpretation

You may have already heard this story in a project management or team-building session. It is told today as several people blindfolded… each standing at a different part of (but not knowing it is) an elephant. From their micro perspective each has a different interpretation. [click for larger view] Author Willard Brinton begins his book Graphic Presentation explaining — in …

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Next Presentation, Take Your Audience On A Hero’s Journey

A worker ventures forth from their common cube, into the conference room and your wonderful presentation. They are in wonder as you share how they can defeat the challenges the company faces. A decisive victory is won. Now a hero, they come back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow value for the customer.* A proper presentation should …

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Five Better Ways To Remember Lists

Be sure to stop by the MarketingProf’s Daily Fix blog today (Friday) to read my post offering “better” ideas to remember short lists… That is, better than writing them on your hand. (It should post by 10 am EST). MarketingProf’s Daily Fix “Five Better Ways To Remember Lists” As marketers and business people we are constantly called upon to be …

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Return on Investment: Illustrated (Understood)

Ah, the beauty of a good diagram. Picture = 1000 words. We’re familiar with the term ‘return on investment’ or ROI. Have you ever thought through the relationships of the elements that make up ROI? Neither have I. Here is the chain of formulas that build the ROI equation: ROI = Profits / Investment, and… Profits = Sales x Margins, …

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Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Ever have information you need to present but just don’t know how to organize it? Knowing a picture is worth a thousand words – something visual would be just the trick. Get inspired by the Periodic Table of Visual Methods on the Visual Literacy website. (Click images for a larger view). Visit the website and roll your mouse over any …

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