Whether you are at a meeting, a conference or present results of an important project – short presentations are an omnipresent part of any professional life. Crucial for a successful performance is a good and sophisticated preparation. To help you preparing, the following article will provide with some suggestions. Two Types of Short Presentations Short […]

Pecha Kucha is an expression that will pass your way when you are interested in presentation techniques. You may doubt that something that sounds like an Indian curry dish can be an extraordinary technique to deliver a very special performance. Let us provide you with some facts about Pecha Kucha that can improve your own […]

It may happen that you run unexpectedly into one of the leading characters of your company. A situation like this would be the perfect chance to present one of your new innovative ideas which has been running through your head all that time. But, as always, time is running and you can only introduce yourself […]

To be as convincing and impressive as possible, not only a perfect outlook of your presentation is recommended, but also an adequate use of phrases, keywords and proverbs. Widely known proverbs or quotes provoke certain connotations in your audience and help you to make powerful statements. Deliver an unforgettable performance by following some simple suggestions. […]

Have you ever attended a presentation that seemed to go on forever? The presenter was insecure, the slides were packed with information, and the speaker’s voice was to low and monotone. Mistakes and flaws are made so often in business presentations. In this article we would like to address some issues and the way how […]

When you think of a road map, don’t you think of vacation time, trips with your family, searching the holiday apartment as well as adventurous trips into the unknown? Road maps give us this special sense of security of knowing our destination. This is the principle behind road maps in business presentations. They are illustrated […]

Paper is a wonderful tool for crafting awesome things. If you have kids you may already know: You can fold paper and cut out creative patterns like snowflakes or flowers. We took this paper art as example for our PowerPoint templates and created a new slide set with amazing paper cut graphics. They elegantly combine […]

Isn’t it annoying when you are invited to a symposium or a series of lectures and the presentations are visually more or less narcotic? No matter how good the topic is, without smashing design the presentation will hardly gain attention. Transmit knowledge more vividly and attractive. To simplify the creation of a professional speech, we […]

In our previous blog post, we introduced a 3-step plan as a useful tool it helps to create a presentation by focusing on content. However, the technical aspect is also relevant. While preparing your presentation you should consider these aspects: Which technical equipment is required? Are there any other facilities you need to bring along? […]

Creating a presentation for the first time can seem like a big task. Often there is only little time to become familiar with the topic but the presentation is supposed to be perfect and convince the audience. No reason to panic: With a little planning and structure you will create a great presentation in no […]

The keynote speaker and Business Mentalist Norman Alexander, teaches sales staff, advisers and managers how to use their mental capabilities in presentations and negotiations. In our interview he talks about useful tips and his “mind hacking” method. Birthe Klementowski: You are a German keynote speaker, author and Business Mentalist. What exactly do you do as […]

There are many critical voices which find the fault of a bad presentation in PowerPoint. They speak of the lack of motivation that PowerPoint speakers have or the boredom such a presentation can elicit. Furthermore, the known phrase “Death by PowerPoint” is taken very seriously be a Swiss party which tries to calculate how high […]

PowerPoint presentations are part of a Manager’s everyday work life. However, it is not always easy with the stress and lack of time, to create an interesting and productive presentation. If a few things are attended to right at the start, a good presentation can be created quite quickly. These five tips help you to […]

Imagine the following situation: you have prepared a great PowerPoint presentation, your beamer is working smoothly and your microphone and laptop have been sound-checked leaving you perfectly prepared for your presentation. But then, as soon as you start speaking, you forget what you had planned to say, you begin to stutter and your voice sounds […]

Will mini-computers replace smartphones? Will Google Glass lead to a new technical revolution? Prototypes were tested by some individuals who still had to pay 1.500 USD for this high-tech product. However, starting 2014, this minicomputer is supposed to be made available to the mass-market at a reasonable price. But Google has not yet made public […]

PowerPoint, flip chart or simply free speech– what defines a really good presentation? Hans-Uwe L. Köhler, a successful and well-known German author, keynote speaker and sales coach, gives us his opinion on this subject in a brief interview. We were curious what experts consider crucial when giving a speech and what the message behind his […]

So how does a perfect PowerPoint presentation look like? Many referees ask themselves this question and tons of books and blog articles have been published on this issue. Some of these “How to” books are quite helpful and others entirely useless. Some tips and tricks, however, have been used successfully for many years now – […]

Your hands are sweaty, your heart is pounding and your stomach is feeling queasy. Many people live through these feelings before a big presentation in front of an audience. The closer the big day comes, the more anxious one gets. Even renowned speaker know what it feels like to have stage-fright or be uncertain before […]