Category: Tips & tricks


Presentation Design: The Battle Against Boring

Does your presentations design look sleek and trendy or bland and boring? Does it have flair and pizzazz, or is it flat and puny? Great design requires talent and experience. But there are guidelines that can help even a design...

/ April 4, 2013

What Shaving Cream Can Teach You About Text Fonts

Today we return to the 1930s to learn about a clever technique that made a company famous. Their method involved presenting advertisements in a series of 4-6 short, sequential messages. Sound like a slide show? Not quite. Let me explain.

/ March 27, 2013

3 Webinar-Killing Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say Powerpoint? If you’re like most people, the very word makes your eyes glaze over. Then your chin drops toward your chest. Soon you’re making a sound cartoonists illustrate with...

/ March 13, 2013

Eye-Flirting: Ultimate Videoconferencing Guide ;)

Do you eye flirt? Oh yes you do . . . you can’t fool me. What does eye flirting have to do with business? Surprisingly, business is a highly social activity. Now I’m not saying that you should get overly...

/ March 6, 2013

5 Creative Concepts for Connecting Classrooms

The school years are a time for young people to develop skills for life, a time to expand their horizons and learn about the world outside their classroom, community and country. Textbooks are a must. But just imagine the doors...

/ February 27, 2013

How Much Do Your Webinar Attendees Remember?

Lately, business trainers and traditional educators have embraced online learning because of ease and convenience. But teaching is tougher than it looks — just ask any schoolteacher. Why? too often, learners forget what you taught, so you’ve wasted your time...

/ February 13, 2013

4 Cool Ideas for Keeping Attendees Engaged

If you’ve ever organized an online meeting, you’ve probably experienced anxiety as the meeting date approaches. What if they get bored? And stop listening? And abandon the meeting? How can I keep them engaged? Today we explore four under-utilized features...

/ January 31, 2013

“Reverse Engineer” Your Webinar for Higher Profits

One of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is: “Start with the end in mind.” That’s good advice for webinar organizers too. So today let’s turn your webinar upside-down and see how reverse engineering could improve performance.

/ January 16, 2013

Reinvent Your Online Meetings the “Henry Ford” Way

The Ford Motor Company has such a long history that today many people think Henry Ford invented the automobile. He didn’t, of course, but his accomplishments are quite a story (with good lessons for online meeting organizers.) So let’s see...

/ January 9, 2013

Webinar Stage Fright: Do You Have These Symptoms?

It can creep up on you. You know it’s all in your mind — literally. And yet . . . at the thought of your upcoming webinar, you’re suddenly shaking in your boots. You’ve got Webinar Stage Fright. What to...

/ January 2, 2013