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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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5 Presentation Tips from the Experts

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If you want to be successful in the business world, being able to give great presentations is an essential skill that will help you stand out and get noticed for your ideas. Presentations are a great way to provide value and share input with your company. But presentations don’t always come naturally, and even the best presenter still has areas …

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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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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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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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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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Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we want to know your most horrifying presentation nightmares. Take this quick poll … And you could be the lucky winner …

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Four Companies Pushing the Presentation Boundaries

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Throughout my years on Wall Street and working in investor relations, I have seen (and given) literally thousands of presentations. Despite all of our technological advances, the humble presentation is still often the best way to pitch your company, sell your product, justify your project or simply tell your story. As creative collaborators, we’re always on the lookout for new …

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5 Fun Presentation Ideas | 5-Minute Webinar, Sponsored by iMeet

Looking for 5 fun presentations ideas you can master in just five minutes? Welcome to the inaugural “Webinar Wednesday” on the PGi blog! Play the YouTube video below to hear my top five presentation ideas in this pre-recorded webinar, sponsored by (and filmed in) iMeet, PGi’s best-in-class online meeting software. Get our new eBook, “Presentations Playbook,” free HERE.

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Can I Have Your Attention Please?

From hands-on classrooms to virtual meetings, Brain Rules provides a road map for sharing information. You’re a meeting host presenting to a silent, lifeless audience. “Any questions?” you ask, hoping for any proof that you still have their attention. Your plea for some sign of life is met with the same glazed looks that began appearing around 10 minutes into …

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4 Public Speaking Superheroes

We’re big fans of the power of presentations here at PGi. A well-executed presentation can change minds, open doors and steer the future of a company or career. Even if you’re equipped with the latest and greatest presentation tips, tricks and best practices, public speaking is still one of the most intimidating aspects of any presentation. In fact, comedian Jerry …

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Top 5 SlideShare Fun Presentation Ideas Slide Decks

We all love to hate a horrendous presentation, but SlideShare’s amazingly talented crowd has some amazingly fun presentation ideas that will help you be the best in your company. Here are the top five SlideShare presentations with fun presentation ideas you can use today. 1. Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) — Alexei Kapterev [slideshare id=85551&doc=death-by-powerpoint4344] The stats in …

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Bad Presentations in Your Meetings: What is the Impact of Boredom in Your PowerPoint?

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PowerPoint slides have become a common presentation tool used in the business world. Unfortunately, the phrase “death by PowerPoint” has also become a familiar phrase. With attention spans quickly decreasing, audience members are getting bored even faster than before. Once your audience is bored it’s hard to get them back. The key is to keep them engaged from start to …

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