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Bruce Heavin: The Thinkable Presentation

View this entire Bruce Heavin, The Thinkable Presentation course and more in the lynda.com library. Bruce Heavin, cofounder of lynda.com, explains the thinkable — a method of approaching life with curiosity and willingness to learn from our failures. In this presentation, illustrated in Bruce's signature style, he shares his philosophy of putting passion first, mixing

How to make a favorable first impression

From Duarte: Kate Middleton received a lot of press attention this week for delivering her first public speech as the Duchess of Cambridge. In her three-minute address at the Treehouse, a hospice run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, she tried to connect with her audience and make a favorable first impression. The Duchess faced a challenge familiar to many newly promoted business leaders, elected officials and public figures: with so much riding on first impressions, what can you do to win the favor of your audience? Here are some tips to help those stepping into the spotlight shine. · Go to How to make a favorable first impression →

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15 1/2 ideas to make your presentation go from boring to bravo

From Kristin Arnold at ChangeThis: While it will always be easier to recite information (one-way) than it is to make an engaging speech (two-way) presentation that connects with your audience, today’s audiences are demanding more engagement and interaction. Their lives are full of instant updates and streaming headline news sent straight to their cell phones. They are expecting you to bring specific knowledge they can’t get anywhere else and deliver it in an entertaining way. Unfortunately, most people rely on a few tried (yet true) techniques to engage an audience and rarely stumble outside their comfort zone. If you truly want to connect with your audience, you can choose to make your presentations more engaging and interactive. · Go to 15 1/2 ideas to make your presentation go from boring to bravo →

Steve Jobs: The Great Presenter

This post is part 9 of 11 in the series Remembering Steve Jobs.

From Nancy Duarte: It’s easy to admire the product innovator who made a product before you knew you need it, the visionary who successfully established company strategy through counter-intuitive, disruptive moves. So, if Ronald Reagan is The Great Communicator and Richard Feynman is The Great Explainer, might Mr. Jobs be The Great Presenter? · Go to Steve Jobs: The Great Presenter →