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Archive for December, 2007

How (not) to give a PowerPoint Presentation

Posted by Presentation Skills on December 17, 2007

If you are looking for information on how to put together a PowerPoint presentation, you should see this 7 minute video. 

As Homer Simpson said, “It’s funny ‘cos it’s true”Cheers

Darren Fleming



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Top Tips for Nailing that Speech

Posted by Presentation Skills on December 17, 2007

I came across this article on public speaking today. 

 It opens with a great point, if you want to make a speech, have something to say.  Too often people get up to speak because they feel they have too, or they simply want too.  This bores the audience!  (the classic example of this is the Boss that stands up at the Christmas party and goes on and on and on and on about nothing, all because he feels that he has to make a speech.  They’d be much better to say “Merry Christmas and have a good drink” and be out of there in 30 seconds than to crap on for half an hour!  Trust me, those at the party will appreciate it more.  After-all, what do you want to do at a Christmas party – listen to the boss go on, or have a drink and relax!

So here is the article.  It is well worth a read. http://www.forbes.com/home/entrepreneurs/2007/08/01/sun-microsystems-nokia-ent-sales-cx_ll_0801byb07_publicspeaking.html

Merry Christmas!


Darren Fleming


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