Deckset Creates Great Looking Presentations From Any Markdown File

Mac: PowerPoint and Keynote have been the main presentation tools for most people for a long while, but if you’re looking for a simpler alternative, Deckset makes things a bit simpler by building presentations based on Markdown files.

Use The 'Three Whats' Technique To Structure Your Presentations

People retain structured information 40 per cent more reliably than random information. That’s an important point to consider when building your presentations.

This Video Sums Up Everything That Sucks About Conferences...In Song!

Business conferences have a reputation for being dry, stuffy and uninspiring. However, they can occasionally go too far in the opposite direction too. This Continuum Marketing Services presentation about social media includes singing, dancing and white-guy rapping. It is quite possibly the worst thing you will ever see.

Boost Your Public Speaking Confidence With Vocal Exercises

Public speaking is hard enough for most of us. You’ve memorised, rehearsed and gone over it a million times in your head, but there is no guarantee those brilliant words of yours are going to flow out of your mouth the way you want them to. These exercises can help.

Stick To These Font Sizes To Simplify Designs (And More Design Tips)

Whether you’re new to web design or well past the beginner stage, these tips from David Kadavy can help you simplify your slides, web page or whatever it is you’re making. The Design for Hackers author’s nine tips cover everything from choosing fonts and colours to keeping an eye on white space.

Ask LH: How Can I Avoid Filler Words Like 'Um' When I Talk?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a tendency to use a lot of filler words when I talk, like “um” and “like”, and I’ve recently realised how bad it sounds, especially during presentations at work. How can I train myself to eliminate these from my speech?

Browse Popular Colour Palettes To Snazz Up Presentations

Colours are important to make your presentations look good, but not everyone has a good sense of which ones complement each other. Zach Holman suggests a cheat: go to a site like ColourLovers and look through palettes suggested by designers.

Grab Your Audience's Attention With Three Simple Steps

Public speaking (whether in person or online) is a nerve-wracking experience if you don’t quite know what to say. If you have a little familiarity with your audience, though, you can grab them early on. You just need to engage a few key steps.

The Michael Bay CES Lesson: Always Have A Backup Plan For Presentations

Action movie uber-director Michael Bay caused a sensation today at Samsung’s CES press conference when he walked off stage because he couldn’t read the teleprompter. There’s a lesson here for everyone: if you’re making any kind of presentation, make sure you have a backup option in case the technology failed.

Improve Your Pitch With Intercourse

That… That didn’t sound right. Sometimes it can be hard asking people face to face for honest feedback — Intercourse is a new iOS app that allows you to get feedback in real-time.