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Design: an A-Z of effective presentations

When it comes to good storytelling, design is one of three major components that contribute to the effectiveness of presentations. It is similar to slide visualisation: how we represent and lay out content in more meaningful, graphical and engaging ways. However, it is so much more than just aesthetics – it influences how we process […]

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Cognitive load: an A-Z of effective presentations

Whether pitching for a project, or providing a quarterly review at a board meeting, we all want our presentations to be memorable. It is often considered a key determinant of success. The problem is, our short term memory only holds 7 (+/- 2) items of information at any one time. So, the likelihood of the […]

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A-Z of effective presentations: Beyond the box

As we spend a lot of our time working on presentations, we often hear people’s frustration with PowerPoint. Don’t get us wrong, we do think the software has assumed a way of working to make it user friendly; with the title field, bullets, clip art, and bulky shapes. However, many businesses, including Amazon, do tend […]

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Our favourite examples of presentation storytelling

To round up national storytelling week, we have listed three presentations where storytelling made a considerable impact. The first is a TED talk by Amy Cuddy titled “Your body language may shape who you are”. The second is Steve Job’s well-known 2007 iPhone launch. The third is a presentation on “The secret structure of great […]