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PowerPoint Guidelines

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Here are some PowerPoint guidelines to help as you create slides for your presentations.

1.  Use slides to reinforce your message, they are not the main attraction–You are!

2.  Have your presentation organized with a beginning, middle and conclusion.

3.  Keep the template, backgrounds, font size, font type, font color, bullets, transitions, etc. consistent from slide to slide, header to header.

4.  Make sure you use contrasting colors for your font and background for readability, if you are not using an existing template.

5.  Transitions and ...

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PowerPoint Suicide

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The other day I was at an event and the speaker was using PowerPoint as most speakers do. The slides had so much text on them it would have taken hours to read it all, but you didn’t have to as the speaker was reading to the audience, like a kindergarten class before nap time. All the while the presenter kept ...

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Taking Steps Forward

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How many of you have witnessed a baby taking its first steps? It is absolutely thrilling to see and everyone who is watching cheers in delight, no matter how wobbly those steps are. It is a right of passage for a baby to be able to step forward and stand on their own two legs and certainly most parents commerate the day as ...

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Memorable Speech

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Sky diving without a parachute and giving a speech from memory and not from notes share similar threats; total disaster for instance. However, this is actually an excellent way to speak if:

  1. One has a verifiable talent for it
  2. Other people agree you have a talent for it
  3. One relates well to live audiences and like to think on ones feet
  4. One has given the same speech many times in the past
  5. The occasion is so informal that one knows lapses will be forgiven

A Rambler is a Car

When ones ...

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Winning the Race

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Saturday night I had my first exposure to Ventura Raceway with VRA Midgets, IMCA modifieds, and go-carts. These are modified vehicles and go-carts and they go fast! Wow was it intense and talk about taking risks! I could not believe the speeds that these guys hurl themselves around the track and how they accelerate into the curbs and radically skid around every turn. Think of these drivers, the concentration they need to keep themselves fixed on the track and the ...

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Upcoming Workshop

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Now to Wow! – Live the Life You Imagine

This 4 week workshop will provide you with the tools, insights and processes so you can live an abundant and fulfilling life. Begin your journey of awakening your authentic self to discover your life purpose and set in motion the energy to create the life you have always dreamed about.

 Week 1 – Breaking ...

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Two Deadly Sins of Communication

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Have you ever been given tickets to a front row performance you had no idea you were going to attend? I am not talking about a play, concert or opera….I am talking about a performance taking place between individuals that you share your life with, or work with, or a friendship with. You have chosen to be with these folks when all of a sudden the communication takes a turn for the worse. You can see the facial expressions change, ...

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Free Ebook: A Simple Guide to Creating an Effective and Dynamic presentation

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Do you have an upcoming presentation or speaking engagement? Download this free eBook and find out how the professionals master the art of public speaking today. Discover strategies to harness your anxiety and develop a powerful presence with your audience.

This eBook walks you through all the steps of creating an effective and dynamic presentation that you can use to get started right away. Your audience will thank you for following these steps and you will be on your way to ...

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Pulling the Presentation Together

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Speaking is something that you need to do more than once to advance your skills and feel confident. The more opportunities you have to speak the more you can refine your process and work to calm your fears. Yes I did say “opportunities” to speak as this is your chance to showcase your talent and unique speaking style!

The last guideline, Number Ten Guideline is to pull all this together into a cohesive, professional, well written, dynamic presentation. How do you ...

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Breaking the Spell of Anxiety

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You have worked diligently to build a presentation that will engage and persuade your audience. You have given examples and research that will be relevant and appeal to the audience members, because you have done your research on who will be there. Your slides are masterful creations that give visual representations to the content without putting your audience in autopilot mode, and you have practiced your presentation so that you are confident and familiar with the words.

Now that you have ...

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