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  • Blog Post: MPM Step #2: Storyboarding - Fast, Easy, and Useful

    The second major step in the Modern Presentation Method (MPM) is Storyboarding. In this step, we are going to take our work from Visualization and craft a great story. Storyboarding is a very quick process and should not take you much time at all. The purpose of storyboarding is to lay out a complete...
  • Blog Post: Get Some Meat In Your Presentation - Adding Content!

    I had an executive I worked with for some time who used to tell me to never to do a content-free presentation. This confused me, what could content-free mean? After a little back and forth with the exec I finally figured out what she meant. She meant to make sure to include real world, concrete proof...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: BAM! Your Modern Presentation Method Cubicle Poster Has Arrived!

    All right, people have been asking me all week, do you have a single slide that shows what the Modern Presentation Method is? So here it. The five steps are outlined (Visualize, Storyboard, Build, Rehearse, and Execute), if the method varies by presenter experience level (101, 201, 301) I call out how...
  • Blog Post: Telling It Like It Is: Using Real World Stories in Your Presentation

    There is an old saying I like that goes: Nothing succeeds like success. I love the notion that current success can help breed future success. This idea is the underpinning of why a good presenter always uses real world examples in a presentation. Good examples help convince people that you...