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Improve Your Presentations by Ditching the PowerPoint

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The PowerPoint is a staple of the corporate workplace, enabling workers to better engage their audience and present their data in a compelling, aesthetically pleasing manner. However, the ubiquity of the PowerPoint also means that the PowerPoint has lost a bit of its charm. When you are regularly staring at slide decks for a large portion of your work week, …

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Three Ways to Become a Better Presenter

Presentations and public speaking strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Whether it’s a presentation for a small board of stakeholders or speaking in front of hundreds about your company’s latest product, presentations can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, 74% of Americans fear public speaking. It’s the number one phobia, with fear of death …

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What Is an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation?

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You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” before, but I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never thought about emotional intelligence as it relates to the workplace. However, how you relate to others in the workplace and how you comprehend – and interact with – the emotions of your coworkers in the office can have a large impact on …

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7 Body Language Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Presentation

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What’s the use of preparing tirelessly for a big presentation, only to have your words ignored because what you’re saying with your body language is distracting from — and, indeed, detracting from — your message? Body language speaks volumes, and if you’re nervous or self-doubting, it will show if you don’t learn how to monitor your body language when presenting. …

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7 Body Language Tips for Presentations to Guarantee an Engaged Audience

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When it comes to presentations, you communicate as much through what you don’t say as you do through what you do say. In fact, the single most impactful factor when giving a presentation is the non-verbal cues you communicate to your audience. Body language accounts for 55% of the total influence of a presenter. It seems wasteful to spend so much …

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Next Up in PGi’s Coffee Break Webinar Series: “Power Point Slides that Get Results”

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Next up in PGi’s Coffee Break Webinar series is “Power Point Slides that get Results.” In this bite-sized webinar, you will learn everything you need to know to guarantee that your next presentation captivates your audience. There’s nothing worse than spending hours preparing a presentation only to have your hard work and dedication fall flat upon delivery, leaving you — and …

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How To Come Up with Presentation Ideas in 10 Minutes or Less

“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day: teach someone to create killer presentations and you make them look like a creative genius.” There are only a few things that induce sheer panic and terror in us more than having to create and deliver a presentation to our peers or customers. Even worse is when it has to …

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5 Tips for Better Webinar Presentations And Better Results

We’ve all had that nightmare: you’re supposed to present something to a large group, but it’s not going as planned.  Your technology isn’t working; you stumble over your words or forget your place in the presentation. People are talking amongst themselves, dozing off and even getting up and leaving. First, take a deep breath. Now, to help you avoid losing …

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Sales Presentations: How to Lose Your Audience in 10 Ways

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Want your sales presentation to bore at new extremes? Here are 10 of the most unattractive presentation ideas and off-putting ways to pitch your prospects. Sales Presentations: How to Lose Your Audience in 10 Ways from PGi Put everything you’ll say on your slides. Use small font so it all fits. Read every slide. Write your data out in bullets. Show …

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Why No One Cares About Your Presentation: 5 Don’ts

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Presentations are scary business. For some, it’s the public speaking part that makes them buckle at the knees. For others, it’s the fear of putting everyone to sleep that makes them worry about every detail. But killer presentations aren’t a “pie in the sky.” You simply need to throw out all your old ideas about presentations and subscribe to a …

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Waking the Dead: A Guide to a Killer Presentation

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You’re making a presentation, and suddenly, you hear “squeeeeak..clonk, clonk, clonk.” A monster’s on the way! What do you do? How do you wake the dead? How do you keep beasties and ghouls from ruining your pitch? Here’s your guide to a killer presentation. How to Slay a Zombie Silent and unresponsive, zombies have limited function in their brains, and …

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Formula for a Winning Presentation Design

Formulating the best presentation for your next sales meeting can seem like rocket science. Where do you start? Should you use graphs and pie charts? How do you conclude your presentation? Is there really a science behind designing the perfect presentation? The Presentation Scientists at PGi have the answers. Check out the five elements you need to create a winning …

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Don’t Rely on the Same Old Presentation Song and Dance

Gone are the days when you were forced to use one or two options like a slide deck or a projector to relay your information. Now, we have access to the internet and to free tools that can really up your presentation game. So instead of relying on the same old presentation song and dance, consider using different and nonconventional …

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Create Engaging Sales Presentations with iMeet® Narrate

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As a sales guy myself, I know that sales pros are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. With so many pitches, cold calls and now social media posts all being leveraged to try and fill pipelines, how do you rise above the noise? We decided to tackle this problem head on by building an innovative, intuitive …

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5 Reasons Your Webinar Presentation Is the Ugliest of Them All

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On average, only 25 percent of attendees spend 20-30 minutes on webinars, 30 percent spend 30-60 minutes and only 11 percent spend over 60 minutes, according to the 2014 B2B Content Preferences Survey. What gives? Why isn’t everyone sticking around for your finale, your Q&A, your call to action? One reason: slide fatigue. Your webinar presentation is simply too boring and too overwhelming …

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Create Memorable Content with Webinars

In a world where every individual and brand has a voice on social media and the opportunity to generate and distribute new content, it can be a struggle to rise above the noise. Creating truly memorable content and relationships can be challenging when your target audience is weathering a deluge of messages competing for their attention. We all want to …

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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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18 Sure-Fire Cures for Boring Webinar Presentations

Are you guilty of boring your webinar attendees—or know someone who is? Webinar presentations can be powerful tools for building community, establishing thought leadership and even nurturing sales leads, if they’re done right. And 99% of the time (totally unscientific percentage, by the way, but sure feels right!) webinars are done oh-so-wrong. Please, for the health and well-being of business …

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4 Ways GetBullish Adds Community to Webinars

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I’m Jennifer Dziura, founder of GetBullish. Our symbol is a bull with a unicorn horn on it — a bullicorn, if you will. GetBullish provides feminist-minded work talk — and an annual conference — for young, often irreverent women. We use PGi’s iMeet to power our webinars, a monthly series on topics from, “Multiple Income Streams: Cutting Through the Bullsh*t” …

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Turn DIY into ROI with Self-Service Webcasts

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Webcasting and webinars have become critical tools for any organisation’s internal and external communications. From demand-gen webinars, internal town halls, conference broadcasts and more, the use cases for webcasting are wide-spread and represent significant opportunities particularly within the Marketing department. While traditionally restrained by cost and complexity, today’s webcasts have become truly do-it-yourself, offering self-service solutions that can accelerate your …

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