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10 Terrible Ways to Start a Presentation

We‘ve all seen presentations to large groups where the presenter takes the stage nervous, sweating, with a dry mouth and a carefully chosen statement intended to kick off his or her PowerPoint. A strong start to a presentation can secure the attention of your audience as it engages their attention and willingness to step into the flow of your story. But a bad start can doom the presentation before it ever gets off the ground. One way to learn how to improve is to know what not to do. That way, you can avoid embarrassment…

10 Golden Principles for an Effective Presentation

It’s pretty clear that you cannot survive in the corporate universe if you don’t know how to make a powerful presentation. After developing more than 10,000 presentations for large corporations, I realized that there are a few principles that work for every presenter who wants to convey an idea. I’ve distilled them down to 10 “Golden Principles” to use as a checklist for planning your next meeting. Discover the Universal Value That Moves Your Audience Before you write a story for your presentation, find what values are at…

How to Create Business Presentations That Actually Make an Impact

With 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users around the world and an estimated 35 million PowerPoint presentations made daily, it’s clear that the value of a good business presentation should not be underestimated. The problem is that people use PowerPoint for so many different things, they often end up creating ineffective presentations that leave their audience so bored that they walk away without having learned anything — which is bad for business. There are tons of common mistakes that people tend to make in their…

What is Presentation Management and Why Do You Need It?

PowerPoint is like the phone company, we love to hate it, but need it and use it every day. PowerPoint won as the de facto program for business presentations because it’s easy to use and has a lot of great graphic and animation features that make documents more interesting. Above all, it’s included with MS Office, so everyone has it. If you send someone a PowerPoint deck, there’s a 99.99% chance that they’ll be able to open it. Everybody uses PowerPoint. Ironically, the ubiquity of PowerPoint has created a tangled…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news occurring in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source for major MarTech developments in the last week. Social Listening Leader linkfluence Acquires Scoop.it linkfluence Also Receives $21 Million Series D Funding to Expand Their Realm in American Markets. Motista’s Study Results Conclude That Emotional Connection Is the Key to Brand Success…

Pitch Raises $19 Million to Take on Microsoft’s Powerpoint

Microsoft’s Powerpoint Has 1 Billion Installs, 500 Million Users and 95% Market Share in the Domain. as Tall as Pitch’s Claim Seems, They Declare That They Are Building a Product for the Slack Savvy Pitch, a Berlin-based start-up, is challenging the authority of Microsoft’s PowerPoint by launching a competitive product in the summer of 2019. Pitch’s team is the same echelon that founded Wunderlist, which Microsoft acquired to bolster their ‘to-do’ functionality sphere. The company has already raised $19 million in a…

Host Analytics Spotlight for Office Takes the Pain out of Reporting with New Microsoft Office Integrations

Finance Can Now Embed and Refresh Data in Excel, Powerpoint and Word with the Push of a Button Further integrating the ecosystem of tools finance professionals rely on most, Host Analytics, the leading innovator of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, extended its reporting capabilities for Microsoft Office. With Host Analytics Spotlight for Office, customers can seamlessly build management and financial reports directly within Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. With the push of a button, data…