Designing Your Presentation: How to Choose Colors

What’s your favorite color? That’s a dangerous question when it’s time to choose colors for your presentation design. Red may give you warm-and-fuzzy feelings because you once got a red fire truck for Christmas. But it may be the wrong...

/ April 11, 2013

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

Presentations that Enhance Your Brand

Have you ever attended a lame presentation? You know the kind I mean. The presenter limps from slide to slide, and the audience can hardly wait for it to end. If it’s an in-person presentation, the audience may be reluctant...

/ March 20, 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

Videoconferencing Idea for Service Professionals

In recent years a trend has emerged among service providers: specialization. Why? When consumers need help, they want a professional with skills and depth of knowledge — the best in that specific field, not a generalist. But it’s difficult for...

/ February 6, 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