Design Presentations Like A Science Fair For Better Interactions

Meetings and presentations can be a waste of time if they aren’t handled well. Designer Michael Dearing suggests taking inspiration from science fairs to make exhibits that are more engaging and interactive.

Use The HAIL Method To Be More Persuasive And Trustworthy

Being persuasive is often a function of being (or at least appearing) trustworthy. The more people trust you the more likely they are to listen to your words and do what you want. For that purpose, the HAIL method can guide you.

Avoid Saying 'I'm Sorry' For A Better Presentation

When the inevitable snag in a presentation occurs, we’re inclined to apologise for the error. However, you should consider avoiding that phrase entirely.

Google Unveils Slides For Android, Native Docx Editing

Today, Google took the wraps off its native Slides app for Android. Now you can create and edit slideshows even without an internet connection. There are also some new features for the rest of the Docs suite.

Use The 'Memory Palace' Technique To Memorise Presentations

We’ve shown you the potential benefits of making things visual to help you remember them. Author Dan Roam suggests applying those mental images to each specific talking point in your presentation.

Avoid Saying 'Thank You' For A More Powerful Presentation

Your first instinct might be to thank the audience at the end of your speech. But dropping the “Thank You” can make your closing signal speak for itself.

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.