Help for Presenters

Do you deliver presentations regularly? Would you like to improve your skills and deliver more effective presentations? If so, I have many books and videos you can use to become better at creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations. My resources are focused on practical advice and ideas you can use immediately.

Books

  • Select Effective Visuals: The Business Professional’s Guide to Selecting and Creating Effective Presentation Visuals

    As a business professional like an accountant, engineer, manager, or executive, how do you select visuals for your important presentations? You likely rely on the same graphs or diagrams that you have always used. Sometimes you grab a cool slide a colleague created and modify it. But how do you know if you are selecting the ...

  • Present It So They Get It

    PowerPoint presentations have a bad reputation today because audiences often leave confused and unsure of what the presenter was trying to communicate. If your audiences aren’t clear on your message and aren’t taking the action you want them to take, there is hope. You can learn how to create effective presentations that the audience will ...

  • 102 Tips to Communicate More Effectively Using PowerPoint

    You create and deliver presentations regularly. Your success depends on those presentations being effective. You use PowerPoint, but know that you could be more effective. You don’t have time to attend a course and you sure don’t want a thick technical manual. You’d love to find practical, proven tips that you ...

  • The Visual Slide Revolution book coverThe Visual Slide Revolution

    You’ve had enough of the overloaded text slides that most presenters use. You’ve seen a few people use visuals instead of bullet paragraphs and it is so much more effective. But you figure that you’d need some graphic design training and thousands of dollars of software and equipment to create visuals for your ...

  • Guide to PowerPoint books

    When the academic division of Prentice Hall wanted to publish a book on using PowerPoint, they wanted it to be different from every other book on the market. It was to be part of their highly successful Series in Advanced Business Communication, which is used in MBA and college programs all over the world. It ...

Webinar Recordings & Videos

  • How to turn spreadsheets into visuals webinar How to turn spreadsheets into visuals – looking for the clues in spreadsheets that reveal which visual would be more effective Copying a spreadsheet onto a slide is not effective. Don’t just take my word for it. In a recent survey, audience members said the biggest issue with financial presentations is too many numbers. They want ...
  • Techniques for Using Financial Data in PowerPoint webinar Financial data is confusing if all you do is paste a huge spreadsheet on a slide. This webinar will show you the techniques in PowerPoint to create financial slides that are easier for the audience to understand. Accountants and financial professionals have always needed to put financial data into their presentations. With an increased focus on ...
  • Using Diagrams in PowerPoint to Illustrate Your Message webinar Diagrams allow you to illustrate concepts or ideas in a way that bullet points just  can’t match. You don’t need specialized graphics training to create effective diagrams. This webinar will show you examples, best practices, and the insider techniques to quickly create diagrams in PowerPoint. Graphs are a good way to make numeric information visual. But ...
  • Using Animation to Focus the Audience, Not Annoy Them webinar Audiences are annoyed by the swirling, twirling and flying effects that make them dizzy.  Learn how to use animation effects to focus your audience on your message and keep them glued to your presentation. You’ve seen the annoying flying text, bouncing photos and swirling shapes.  These uses of animation effects lead some to suggest you avoid ...
  • 20 Expert Tips to Create Persuasive PowerPoint Slides webinar recording Tanja Parsley, a fellow professional speaker, and President of Partners in Performance, asked me to share some key tips on how to create effective slides. In this webinar, I mostly used slide makeovers to illustrate the ideas, so you get to see the impact that each tip can have on your own presentations.
  • PowerPoint 2007 How-To webinar  Gain an unfair advantage over other presenters by using little known techniques in PowerPoint to create persuasive visuals that have impact Learn from the comfort of your office in under 90 minutes and pay less than fifty dollars. When’s the last time you got this much useful information for so little money? In my recent public workshops, conference ...

 

Member Only Resource Library

When you want to take your learning to the next level, look at the member only resource library. This library contains advanced tutorial videos, pre-made slides you can download, forms to use in planning your presentation and your slides, and much more. Learn more and sign up here.

 

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