Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I highly reccommend the idea of using one or two quotations in every one of your presentations.
Cconsider the topic of Success. We all address it in one way or another. Here are a few pertanant quotations collected by Terri Gullemets, on her webesite, QuoteGarden.com.
So I have created this slideshow so you can see the kind of quotations you might use.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
There are a lot of quotations in this book that almost any public speaker can use in their everyday speaking.
And so, to give you a sampling, I've created a quotation slideshow. Check it out, , , really good stuff!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
If we had an accurate picture of the findings of clinical psychologists and cognitive learning specialist, we would all put much more effort into the visual aids we use in our presentations.
Albert Mehrabian showed us that 93% of all communication is nonverbal. His research is well documented, but seldom attended to.
The 3M Corporation insists that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.
This information is huge. Yet we continue to put 50-slide PowerPoint shows together (that are essentially text) every day.
If you’ve been following this blog at all, you know that I use PowerPoint all of the time. I use it for quotation slideshows, entertainment slideshows and as a model building tool. For these tasks, it can’t be beat! I love it!
(And there are other things that PPT does well.)
But don’t expect people to learn much from your fifty-slide dream-makers.
This is why I spend lots of time building process models and method maps. Or, as I prefer to call them, Theme Models.
In a few weeks I am going to make available to you the complete home study course, How to Draw Your Message for Fun and Huge Profit.
It is based on the actual visual aids used by the very best speakers and presenters in the world. (Up front experts like Chris Anderson, Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Robert Kiyosaki and Patricia Seybold, to name only a few.)
Plus, the latest research on the design and use of visual aids in public speaking, like the two references listed above. (And there is a lot more convincing research packages out there beyond the two listed here.)
Keep an eye on this blog and begin to tell everyone you know who speaks in public about this upcoming, career-changing, course, How to Draw Your Message for Fun and Huge Profit.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I rarely just come out and tell (or suggest) you to buy a particular book. But today is an exception. If you want to get online and MAKE MONEY, you will need traffic and the best source of free traffic there is these days is Facebook.
As you know, I have done several quotation slideshows based on social media books. None has spoken to "where I am" like Facebook Marketing: Designing Your Next Marketing Campaign (2nd Edition) (Que Biz-Tech) by Justin R. Levy.
In this slideshow I simply used the sub-titles in chapter three, Establishing a Corporate Presence. These sub-titles are a perfect, step by step guide to setting your Facebook account for maximum business use.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Let’s look at the first two “extremes.” Sensory learners are interested in the concrete, practical, and procedural information. They just want the facts.
While the Intuitive learners prefer conceptual, creative, and theoretical ideas. Meaning is vital to them.
Let’s look at the above six descriptive words, as opposite as they may at first, appear. Concrete, practical, and procedural , , , and conceptual, creative, and theoretical.
What teaching tool could tie these two groups of three together? What could illustrate both the concrete and the conceptual? The practical and the creative? The procedural and the theoretical?
Only one tool, , , a perfectly designed Theme Model.
Let’s look at one, The Product Life Cycle (PLC). Its' four phases are both, , , concrete and conceptual. Products really do go through these (concrete) phases, introduction, growth, maturity and decline.
But product development is also a conceptual experience, , , like knowing when to activate new resources and activities to insure “growth” or extend “maturity.” The PLC’s bell curve illustrates both of these “extremes.”
All the way accross the board the Theme Model is a clear winner as both a flexable and reliable communication tool.
In future posts I’ll cover the other ends of continuums of the Felder/Silverman model.
Friday, September 17, 2010
An Ode To Entrepreneurs, Troy White,was posted on Clayton Makepeace's blog, MakepeaceTotalPackage.com. (My favorite blog.)
I thought it was worthy of a good slideshow. So here is my best effort.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Many of his ideas depart form the beaten path. His focus is different.
An idea is only a thing. Belsky says, execution is everything. Ideas come freely, but doing something about them takes blood, sweat, tears, hard work and focus.
Belskys’ Making Ideas Happens hones in on the nuts and bolts on bring your idea to reality. It’s not going to be easy. Things will get in your way. You’ll get in the way yourself. You will need great passion and determination.
So to help you “see” Belsky’s thinking I have created a quotation slideshow featuring a sampling of his ideas.