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21 Apr 2011
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Just back from almost four straight weeks of traveling! I am exhausted. Big thanks to the folks in Fort Leavenworth Kansas; Quantico Va; NJ; NY; Pennsylvania; and everyone else who sat in training or one of my speeches. It was a great success and high scores on the speeches and training are rolling in...
18 Apr 2011
The Science behind MPM - Overcoming Omission Bias and Loss Aversion Bias in Your Organization
I was reading a fantastic book on my flight this week. It's called Scorecasting and was co-written by University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz and Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim. They take on cherished nuggets of sports wisdom like "defenses win championships" and using...
14 Apr 2011
Break the Glass Ceiling - 52 Glass Shapes To Use in Your Next Presentation
In an earlier post this week , I talked about the need for organizations to have a single Graphics Library that contains amongst other things, Shapes. The primitives are circles, squares, rectangles, bullets, triangles, etc… Today, I am including 52 different PNG files that have a range...
6 Apr 2011
The Modern Presentation Method Guiding Principles
So what are the principles that underlie the Modern Presentation Method? What key tenets do I think should guide a presentation method? Less Is More - A presentation should be of limited length and duration. The goal is to present the right amount of information in the minimum time. Standardize...
5 Apr 2011
The Dirty Half-Dozen - Today's Most Common Presentation Problems and How The Modern Presentation Method Helps You Outflank Them.
It's been a couple of weeks since my last blog post as I've been on the road to see the Doctrine and Training experts for the US Army and the US Marine Corps. Had lots of productive meetings and I think we are making progress on how both branches can use the Modern Presentation Method (MPM) as a model...
4 Apr 2011
Leaving on a Jet Plane (Part Deux)
Whirlwind trip with a ton of meetings. CAC, CAC-T, BCTP, CGSC, MC COE and even ABC. Looking forward to how Microsoft can help the Army save time and money using MPM. More Posts soon. DK
25 Mar 2011
New Super Green Template - Download it!
All right, it's Template Thursday. Today's Super_Green_Template is great for Pitching or Teaching and has a nice green color scheme. Steal this and use it for your next presentation. Let me introduce you to one of the slide layouts in this template. It's called the TrendWall. Trend Wall A TrendWall...
17 Mar 2011
Introducing Your Organization to the Modern Presentation Method
Change is hard! Especially within an organization. People are afraid to move from what is familiar, even if it is sub-optimal, to something that is unfamiliar. People have been emailing me lately asking how they should introduce the Modern Presentation Method into their organizations. My answer is simple...
10 Mar 2011
Charts and Graphs
Today's post will be a quick one. These are for all of those people who are creating Pitch or Teaching presentations for onscreen or want a sharp on paper Organizing presentation. Many times when you want to include a chart of a graph you can't find one that looks clean enough in the standard chart templates...
9 Mar 2011
Rehearse or Die! (Step 4 of MPN Rehearse (and Refine) your Presentation)
We've spent the last few weeks going over Step 3 of the Modern Presentation Method: Build and Refine. Now it's time to move on to the second to last step, Step 4: Rehearse (and Refine). At the end of Step 3: Build and Refine, the goal was to have a presentation that meets your minimum quality bar...
7 Mar 2011
The Modern Presentation Method - It's Not All About PowerPoint!
So here's key point #1…..The method that I'm proposing for presenting does not exclusively use PowerPoint to display content. GASP! How can a Microsoft speechwriter say such a dastardly thing, you cry in alarm! Relax, I love PowerPoint and the Modern Presentation Method uses...
16 Dec 2010
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