Appeal To People's Emotions When Giving Presentations

When you give a presentation, you need to captivate your audience. Just like a good movie or TV show, appealing to people’s emotions can help you engage them.

Identify Your Voice's 'Mask' To Optimise Your Natural Pitch And Tone

You’d think talking would be one of those things we’ve mastered by the time we’re adults. Yet we haven’t even got breathing properly down. If you’re trying to make your voice sound better and project more, start by finding your voice’s “mask.”

Google Drive Can Now Send Presentations To The Chromecast

Google Drive’s Presentation may not be the most famous slideshow creator (Powerpoint wins that award), but it’s free and relatively robust. Now it has become slightly easier to use with the addition of Chromecast support.

Improve Your Presentations And Public Speaking 60 Seconds At A Time

Most of us weren’t born orators and could use a little rehearsal to make speaking in public more natural and presentations less sucky. Andrew Ng, Coursera co-founder and Stanford professor, suggests doing deliberate practise sessions to get better at these highly useful skills.

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?