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Hierarchy on a slide: An A-Z of effective presentations

Why is hierarchy important on a slide? To answer this, we need to remind ourselves of why the presentation has been made in the first place. What is its purpose? Maybe it is to inform an audience, so they come away understanding your message and point. Or perhaps you want to persuade or inspire them...
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Formatting: An A-Z of effective presentations

For letter ‘F’ in our A to Z of effective presentations, we’ve gone practical, sharing formatting tips on how to use simple, but effective PowerPoint tools that help you upgrade your slides. Usually when we present them in our storytelling training workshops, we’re met with lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” as people realise just how...
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Evidence: The A-Z of effective presentations

When we say good evidence is essential for an effective business story, we don’t mean you have to saturate your presentation with every statistic you can find. In fact, we’d advise the opposite. Good evidence is ensuring you have the right proof points to support your narrative. It could be a piece of data. Or...
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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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