The Presentation Team - PowerPoint Design & Training + Coaching

The Presentation Team - PowerPoint Design & Training + Coaching The Presentation Team specializes in PowerPoint design and consulting, hands-on PowerPoint training, and world-class Executive Speech Coaching.

The Presentation Team is a marketing / communications company specializing in top quality Presentation Design, writing and consulting for PowerPoint, Keynote, SlideRocket and Prezi, as well as Training for presentation applications & presentation skills coaching & classes.

The Presentation Team is a marketing / communications company specializing in top quality Presentation Design, writing and consulting for PowerPoint, Keynote, SlideRocket and Prezi, as well as Training for presentation applications & presentation skills coaching & classes.

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#PublicSpeaking Tip > Go beyond flat facts with fresh “Dimensional” content.Aim to make your meeting more memorable and ...
10/21/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Go beyond flat facts with fresh “Dimensional” content.

Aim to make your meeting more memorable and “Dimensional” with fresh and creative content by injecting some of these elements into your meeting at http://ow.ly/3zaJ30rWmLH

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Go beyond flat facts with fresh “Dimensional” content.

Aim to make your meeting more memorable and “Dimensional” with fresh and creative content by injecting some of these elements into your meeting at http://ow.ly/3zaJ30rWmLH

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Screen sharing; Hyperlinks to web pages and videos.Aim to be ready with your files for fast access...
10/20/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Screen sharing; Hyperlinks to web pages and videos.

Aim to be ready with your files for fast access (or pre-loaded) sharing rather than taking up time to find and load them. More at http://ow.ly/YmDv30rWmLK

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Screen sharing; Hyperlinks to web pages and videos.

Aim to be ready with your files for fast access (or pre-loaded) sharing rather than taking up time to find and load them. More at http://ow.ly/YmDv30rWmLK

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Record your meeting and make it available after the eventRecording your meeting or presentation in...
10/19/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Record your meeting and make it available after the event

Recording your meeting or presentation in the cloud or locally provides access to those who weren’t there with the chance to watch it later.

More at http://ow.ly/dZfc30rWmLL

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Record your meeting and make it available after the event

Recording your meeting or presentation in the cloud or locally provides access to those who weren’t there with the chance to watch it later.

More at http://ow.ly/dZfc30rWmLL

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Involve your audience through interactive activities such as questions, polls, trivia, and games.L...
10/18/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Involve your audience through interactive activities such as questions, polls, trivia, and games.

Let your audience know you want their involvement in your web meeting! Work to keep them attentive and involved.

More tips at http://ow.ly/ZyeM30rWmLM

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Involve your audience through interactive activities such as questions, polls, trivia, and games.

Let your audience know you want their involvement in your web meeting! Work to keep them attentive and involved.

More tips at http://ow.ly/ZyeM30rWmLM

#PublicSpeaking Tip> Research and planning is valuableHere are some tips on how to research your topic and acquire infor...
10/14/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip> Research and planning is valuable

Here are some tips on how to research your topic and acquire information that can enhance your meeting, improve your presentation, and provide fuel and ambition for the tasks ahead.

More at http://ow.ly/2dNb30rWmLQ

#PublicSpeaking Tip> Research and planning is valuable

Here are some tips on how to research your topic and acquire information that can enhance your meeting, improve your presentation, and provide fuel and ambition for the tasks ahead.

More at http://ow.ly/2dNb30rWmLQ

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [2 of 2]Make your meeting easy to follow by...
10/13/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [2 of 2]

Make your meeting easy to follow by eliminating jargon and minimizing acronyms. Here's how and why at http://ow.ly/l7Eu30rWmLR

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [2 of 2]

Make your meeting easy to follow by eliminating jargon and minimizing acronyms. Here's how and why at http://ow.ly/l7Eu30rWmLR

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [1 of 2]Ask questions to your audience such...
10/12/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [1 of 2]

Ask questions to your audience such as, "What’s one thing you learned from today’s program?" to gain feedback and fine-tune your web meeting for next time.

More at http://ow.ly/nBTx30rWmLS

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Make your meeting purposeful, valuable, and worthwhile [1 of 2]

Ask questions to your audience such as, "What’s one thing you learned from today’s program?" to gain feedback and fine-tune your web meeting for next time.

More at http://ow.ly/nBTx30rWmLS

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Aim for a smooth takeoff and landingStart your meeting with energy and enthusiasm.  Wrap-up your m...
10/11/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Aim for a smooth takeoff and landing

Start your meeting with energy and enthusiasm. Wrap-up your meeting with a review of your key takeaways and positive messages. More at http://ow.ly/btsW30rWmLT

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Aim for a smooth takeoff and landing

Start your meeting with energy and enthusiasm. Wrap-up your meeting with a review of your key takeaways and positive messages. More at http://ow.ly/btsW30rWmLT

#PublicSpeaking Tip >  Know your audienceBefore diving into your web-meeting or presentation, take a step back and analy...
10/08/2021

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Know your audience

Before diving into your web-meeting or presentation, take a step back and analyze your audience. Who are they? And why are they attending? Consider these questions @ https://www.presentationteam.com/top-content-tips-for-amazing-web-based-meetings-and-presentations/#2

#PublicSpeaking Tip > Know your audience

Before diving into your web-meeting or presentation, take a step back and analyze your audience. Who are they? And why are they attending? Consider these questions @ https://www.presentationteam.com/top-content-tips-for-amazing-web-based-meetings-and-presentations/#2

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Rest. Recharge. Repeat.At the end of the project, tak...
04/23/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Rest. Recharge. Repeat.

At the end of the project, take a deep breath and smile. It's over for now. Take a day off and rest and recharge.

Soon after, send a followup note of thanks or a small gift- even if it's someone who's challenging to work with- along with a short questionnaire to measure the success of the project. Perhaps you can schedule a post-mortem meeting and gain feedback from your colleagues and executives about the presentations. What worked? What can we do better next time?

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube says, "Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast." Applying this approach and the other strategies with your executives and their presentations will translate to long lasting success and satisfaction for everyone. http://ow.ly/via230ryWfY

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Rest. Recharge. Repeat.

At the end of the project, take a deep breath and smile. It's over for now. Take a day off and rest and recharge.

Soon after, send a followup note of thanks or a small gift- even if it's someone who's challenging to work with- along with a short questionnaire to measure the success of the project. Perhaps you can schedule a post-mortem meeting and gain feedback from your colleagues and executives about the presentations. What worked? What can we do better next time?

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube says, "Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast." Applying this approach and the other strategies with your executives and their presentations will translate to long lasting success and satisfaction for everyone. http://ow.ly/via230ryWfY

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Be someone who's fun to work with.One reason that pro...
04/22/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Be someone who's fun to work with.

One reason that projects drag behind is simply because of human chemistry. People simply don't like working with someone who's annoying, negative, or slow. To that point, if you're working to design someone's presentation, aim to be fun and upbeat, making the presentation process as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

Transform what might be a stressful and arduous working process into an enjoyable and productive working session. Create a creative ambiance. Smile. Relax. FIll your workspace with photos, books, and elements of creative inspiration. They might be a negative slug, but try not to let it affect you. Let your positive and creative attitude be infectious to the point where the executive will look forward to working with you and will easily give you all you need to craft their presentation. http://ow.ly/nvfP30ryWfW

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Be someone who's fun to work with.

One reason that projects drag behind is simply because of human chemistry. People simply don't like working with someone who's annoying, negative, or slow. To that point, if you're working to design someone's presentation, aim to be fun and upbeat, making the presentation process as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

Transform what might be a stressful and arduous working process into an enjoyable and productive working session. Create a creative ambiance. Smile. Relax. FIll your workspace with photos, books, and elements of creative inspiration. They might be a negative slug, but try not to let it affect you. Let your positive and creative attitude be infectious to the point where the executive will look forward to working with you and will easily give you all you need to craft their presentation. http://ow.ly/nvfP30ryWfW

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 7:  Presentation Resources.Like a movie director, producing a Powe...
04/21/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 7: Presentation Resources.

Like a movie director, producing a PowerPoint presentation takes planning and preparation. Don't try to do it all yourself.. Presentation resources can be anything from a stock photo website, to a presentation design agency, to a colleague providing input and analysis. Make sure they're ready and you can use them to make your presentation great. By having presentation resources ready to assist you in creating or delivering your PowerPoint, you'll be more confident, prepared, and ready to present like a pro!

Even before the first slide is created on your next presentation, applying a presentation checklist will help you reduce rework and troubles, while keeping a clear line of communications and expectations helping everyone to look like a presentation expert. http://ow.ly/A3gr30ryWfV

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 7: Presentation Resources.

Like a movie director, producing a PowerPoint presentation takes planning and preparation. Don't try to do it all yourself.. Presentation resources can be anything from a stock photo website, to a presentation design agency, to a colleague providing input and analysis. Make sure they're ready and you can use them to make your presentation great. By having presentation resources ready to assist you in creating or delivering your PowerPoint, you'll be more confident, prepared, and ready to present like a pro!

Even before the first slide is created on your next presentation, applying a presentation checklist will help you reduce rework and troubles, while keeping a clear line of communications and expectations helping everyone to look like a presentation expert. http://ow.ly/A3gr30ryWfV

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Experience and age makes a difference.To anyone in th...
04/20/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Experience and age makes a difference.

To anyone in their 20s who feels awkward and uncomfortable working around upper management, it's likely that over time, they'll feel more confident working with senior management on their presentations and not just being a yes-person, but giving true compelling insights and strategies.

By looking at a top executive in your organization as just another colleague or a friend, you can approach the management of your presentation project from a comfortable peer-to-peer perspective, reducing intimidation and awkwardness which will deliver a final product on-time and to everyone's satisfaction. Details at http://ow.ly/9kgt30ryWfU

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Experience and age makes a difference.

To anyone in their 20s who feels awkward and uncomfortable working around upper management, it's likely that over time, they'll feel more confident working with senior management on their presentations and not just being a yes-person, but giving true compelling insights and strategies.

By looking at a top executive in your organization as just another colleague or a friend, you can approach the management of your presentation project from a comfortable peer-to-peer perspective, reducing intimidation and awkwardness which will deliver a final product on-time and to everyone's satisfaction. Details at http://ow.ly/9kgt30ryWfU

#PowerPoint Tip > Scary #Presentations: Bullets kill. And so do bullet points sucking the life out of audiences, who sta...
04/19/2021
Scary Presentations: 10 Ugly PowerPoint Slides

#PowerPoint Tip > Scary #Presentations:

Bullets kill. And so do bullet points sucking the life out of audiences, who stare like zombies into the abyss of the grey and heartless projection screen while a mummy-like speaker recites mind-numbing paragraphs of text.

Check out 10 of the world's scariest slides and pathetically bad PowerPoint presentations and a few PowerPoint makeovers and redesigns.

Scary Slides @ http://ow.ly/hkA530ryWfT

10 of the world's scariest slides and pathetically bad PowerPoint presentations. and a few PowerPoint makeovers and redesigns perfect for Halloween.

#PowerPoint Tip > Top Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts for PowerPoint.To improve efficiency and shave hours off your presen...
04/16/2021
Top Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts for PowerPoint

#PowerPoint Tip > Top Keyboard Commands & Shortcuts for PowerPoint.

To improve efficiency and shave hours off your presentation development time, it's helpful to learn the keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboards aren't just for typing. In conjunction with control, alt and shift keys (or the option and apple keys on the Mac), you can move along at a much faster pace than just using the mouse.

Rather than inefficiently moving the mouse all over the screen clicking on menu commands, learning a few simple control keys can speed up development and make creating presentations easier and faster. http://ow.ly/tulX30ryWfS

PowerPoint Tip: Learning a few simple control keys can speed up development and make creating presentations easier and faster.

#PowerPoint Tip > The Psychology of Color in your #Presentations. What are the best colors for a PowerPoint presentation...
04/15/2021
The Psychology of Color in PowerPoint Presentations

#PowerPoint Tip > The Psychology of Color in your #Presentations.

What are the best colors for a PowerPoint presentation? It all depends on who your audience is and what you what them to feel! When used correctly, color can help audience members sort our the various elements.

Blue: The most popular background color for presentation slides
Green: Stimulates interaction and puts people at ease
Red: Handle with Care in Presentations!
Purple: Mystical and Emotional color in presentations and design
Yellow, Orange, & Gold: Attention getting colors of affluence and prestige
Black: A strong and definite color that's often overlooked!
White: Pure, Fresh, and Clean. But a little Boring.
Grey and Silver: A conservative color; Good when Black or White won't work.

Read more about the details of these colors and see examples of these colors used in presentation slides here. http://ow.ly/wfMV30ryWfR

Discover how the colors you choose for your PowerPoint presentations can guide the emotional response of your audience.

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 6: File Size and Distribution.Early-on, it's important to be aware...
04/14/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 6: File Size and Distribution.

Early-on, it's important to be aware of any technical limits of your network or email.

If you're working on a 200-page data-heavy PowerPoint, it can get snarled by a network or be rejected by email! Ensuring your presentation is small enough to be transferred over the network or by email is critical to avoid any late production problems. Consider a file-sharing service to exchange files; Dropbox and GoogleDrive are easy and commonplace. If the file is still too large, split it into two separate logically-named files (part-1.pptx and part-2.pptx). Plan ahead and be ready to meet your deadlines. http://ow.ly/Uijl30ryWfQ

#PowerPoint Tip > Planning a Perfect PowerPoint - Tip 6: File Size and Distribution.

Early-on, it's important to be aware of any technical limits of your network or email.

If you're working on a 200-page data-heavy PowerPoint, it can get snarled by a network or be rejected by email! Ensuring your presentation is small enough to be transferred over the network or by email is critical to avoid any late production problems. Consider a file-sharing service to exchange files; Dropbox and GoogleDrive are easy and commonplace. If the file is still too large, split it into two separate logically-named files (part-1.pptx and part-2.pptx). Plan ahead and be ready to meet your deadlines. http://ow.ly/Uijl30ryWfQ

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Dealing with Difficulties.As enlightened as these bes...
04/13/2021

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Dealing with Difficulties.

As enlightened as these best practices are, the reality is that doesn't always work. And your ability to find an alternate path to completing the presentation despite some obstacles is what will ultimately make you and your work a success.

If you're not getting the answers you need- missed meetings, unreturned calls, or general apathy, simply talk with them and instill a partnership and the sense of urgency.

Friction with the executive? Feeling intimidated or disconnected? Ask a colleague or your manager to help you connect; he/she may have a better rapport or can provide some insight or help.

Not understanding the message? Or feel you're not able to complete it? Be honest and forthright, and ask for help from someone on your team. Hand it over to someone else or an outside agency.

Presentation development can be stressful and overwhelming. It's vital to stay positive and be kind to your mind and body, recognizing your own limits. Take a break every few hours. Go for a walk. Eat well. Exercise. When you return, you'll feel refreshed and ready to take on a task that may have seemed impossible just a few hours earlier. More at http://ow.ly/Z8Ht30ryWfP

#PowerPoint Tip > Managing Management in the Presentation Process: Dealing with Difficulties.

As enlightened as these best practices are, the reality is that doesn't always work. And your ability to find an alternate path to completing the presentation despite some obstacles is what will ultimately make you and your work a success.

If you're not getting the answers you need- missed meetings, unreturned calls, or general apathy, simply talk with them and instill a partnership and the sense of urgency.

Friction with the executive? Feeling intimidated or disconnected? Ask a colleague or your manager to help you connect; he/she may have a better rapport or can provide some insight or help.

Not understanding the message? Or feel you're not able to complete it? Be honest and forthright, and ask for help from someone on your team. Hand it over to someone else or an outside agency.

Presentation development can be stressful and overwhelming. It's vital to stay positive and be kind to your mind and body, recognizing your own limits. Take a break every few hours. Go for a walk. Eat well. Exercise. When you return, you'll feel refreshed and ready to take on a task that may have seemed impossible just a few hours earlier. More at http://ow.ly/Z8Ht30ryWfP

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