Category Archives: Presentation Skills

Presentation skills training – what it’s like – why you need it.

So PowerPoint is not evil after all (used correctly). But that’s just a tool.  How about presentation skills?  If you do not think they are CRUCIAL to being a PM Ninja, then you are sadly mistaken. Why?  As Steve Johnson … Continue reading

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Death by PowerPoint – Part 3 – How to Get it RIGHT

Just to be clear, I am not a PowerPoint basher (see Parts 1 and 2).  I just hate bad PowerPoint.  It’s a shame people invest so much time in great ideas, and so little time figuring out how to present … Continue reading

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Death by PowerPoint – Part 2 – The Gettysburg Address

Have you ever thought how a short but brilliant speech like the Gettysburg Address would have looked in PowerPoint? This point was explored satirically by Peter Norvig, a computer scientist currently serving as Director of Research at Google, Inc.  Why … Continue reading

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Death by PowerPoint – Part 1 – Anatomy of bad presentations

The hilarious video below from comedian Don MacMillan illustrates why most people HATE PowerPoint. Ah.  PowerPoint. Microsoft’s gift – and curse – to the business world.  It’s also my favorite tool of the MS Office “holy trinity” … but only … Continue reading

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