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  • Blog Post: Lies, Damn Lies, and Data - When and How to Use Data in Your Presentation

    Data is great when you need to show your audience the effect of a particular situation. "The reason we are up X% in sales can be directly attributed to an increased investment of Y in training the sales force." Any time you use an example in your presentation, it is a good idea to make sure you have...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Picture ON! - Finding and Using Great Pics and Graphics

    I wanted to cover a couple of best practices we will be using extensively BEFORE we go through the next step of the Modern Presentation Method, Step 3: Build & Refine. The first of these best practices is how to use Pictures in all types of presentations and even more importantly, how to find great...
  • Blog Post: Length Matters - Really!

    It is time to fight Blab Flab! Before we actually start Step 3 of the Modern Presentation Method (Build & Refine), I wanted to bring to light a question that I know lies in the back of the mind of every audience. It is "please do not make me sit through this presentation for even one second longer...
  • Blog Post: Training Breakthrough - One Army Unit is converted to The Modern Presentation Method

    Sorry for being so late, but today I have been busy, secretly training a unit of the US. Army in how to improve their briefings using the Modern Presentation Method. The training was a huge success, the officers and NCOs involved are excited to try out what they have learned on an unsuspecting O6 later...