presentations

Defeat Awkward Silences With Laughter

High-pressure situations and normal social interactions alike lend themselves to awkward pauses. When you don’t know what else to do, make ‘em laugh.


Microsoft Sway Adds Embed And Import Features

Microsoft has added some new features to the web version of Sway, its presentation builder that isn’t PowerPoint. The big additions in this version are the ability to use embed codes from other sites and an enhanced range of import options.


Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

You don’t have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it’s your desktop PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we’re looking at five of the best.


Admitting Your Weaknesses Makes For A Stronger Presentation

Giving a good presentation requires confidence, but that doesn’t mean you should jump around shrieking like a televangelist who has been binge-drinking red cordial. A little humility and willingness to admit your own weaknesses will make your content more persuasive.


A Shy Person's Guide To Making Yourself Heard In A Group Conversation

Some folks have the gift of gab and know exactly how to run a conversation in a group setting, but some of us feel as if we’re being ignored. Here are a few tips to help you jump into a group conversation and actually be a part of it.


How To Calm Your Nerves Before Making A Terrifying Speech

Speaking in front of other people — even a small group — can be nerve-wracking. You feel anxious, terrified that you’ll make a fool of yourself. While the butterflies may never go away completely, there are still some things you can do to help clear your head before your big moment.


Microsoft Sway Helps You Effortlessly Create Multimedia Presentations

Sway could be a PowerPoint killer, and oddly enough, the free presentation tool is from Microsoft.


Prezi Is Testing Its Android App On Australians And New Zealanders

Web-based presentations tool Prezi is rolling out an Android “companion app” that lets you view any presentation created with the service. Right now, the in-beta app is only available to Australian and New Zealand Prezi users.


Craft A Better Presentation With Zombie Apocalypse Principles

We’ve all daydreamed about how we’d react if the undead began rise from their graves and the zombie apocalypse commenced. It would take quick thinking, careful planning and grace under pressure. Oddly enough, these are the same principles it takes to craft an effective presentation.


Engage Your Audience With Your Idea By Leaving Room For Imagination

If you want your idea to spark engagement and grow, Harvard Business Review recommends leaving something out. This gives others the chance to develop unique interpretations and add to the idea.