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Calming Public Speaking Nerves

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A large number of people find public speaking terrifying – it is reported that over 70% of people in the US have a fear of public speaking. As a result, many prefer to avoid it if all possible. However, it’s very likely that at some time in your career and life you will be asked to make a presentation. Being a little nervous, means you want to do well. But being overly nervous or scared is a problem. Here’s a few tips to follow to help you overcome your nervousness or fear to give informative and memorable presentations.

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How to Give a Great Speech

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A good speech is probably the most effective tool for delivering your message. Unlike an interview, a speech gives you a chance to prepare what you want to say and how to say it. You make the points you want to make; in the order you want to make them. It gives you the opportunity […]

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Beyond Bullet Points Book Review

Book cover of Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition by Cliff Atkinson What’s in the Review IntroductionOverview of the BookPart One: Focus on StorytellingPart Two: Constructing the PresentationPart Three: Delivering Your Story/PresentationConclusion IntroductionThis book is not specifically about designing a better-looking slide deck. However, it focuses on an important aspect of creating great presentations: visual storytelling. […]

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Non-Designer’s Presentation Book Book Review

Book cover of The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book by Robin Williams What’s in the Review IntroductionOverview of the BookSection One: Before You DesignSection Two: Optimize the ContentSection Three: Design the SlidesSection Four: Beyond the PrinciplesConclusionRelated Reviews slide:ology Book Review Visual Design Solutions Book Review The Non-designer’s Design Book Book Review IntroductionIf you are at all familiar […]

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Better than Bullet Points Book Review

​Book cover of ​Better Than Bullet Points by ​Jane Bozarth ​What’s in the Review ​Introduction​​Overview of the Book​Section One: Foundations​Section Two: Interface and Content​Section Three: Delivery and Support​Conclusion​Related Reviews Better PowerPoint Book Review Clear and to The Point Book Review Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck Book Review ​Introduction​The author, Jane Bozarath, promotes PowerPoint as a […]

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slide:ology Book Review

​Book cover of ​slide:ology by ​Nancy Duarte ​What’s in the Review ​Introduction​My Review of the Book​Part One​Part Two​Part Three​Conclusion​Related Reviews Visual Design Solutions Book Review White Space Is Not Your Enemy Book Review The Non-designer’s Design Book Book Review ​Introduction​Slide:ology is not a how-to manual for presentation software rather a book focused on developing a […]

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Visual Design Solutions Book Review

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​Book cover of ​Visual Design Solutions by ​Connie Malamed ​What’s in the Review ​Introduction​My Review of the Book​Part 1: The Big Ideas​Part 2: Building Blocks of Design​Part 3: Power Principles​Part 4: Practicing Design​Related Reviews Better than Bullet Points Book Review ​Introduction​Some of you may be wondering why I am including this book in my suite […]

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