Posts by Thomas

Make a Customisable Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

..and it uses one of my favourite hidden features in PowerPoint! Microsoft Office has a huge array of graph and chart options all powered by a recently overhauled charting engine. But as with all software, not everything is included. And there are people like me who have noticed there is no easy chart, SmartArt or…

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What Pilot Training Can Teach You About Public Speaking!

  Our mental capacity to concentrate is limited. I like to think of this capacity as a bucket – a brain bucket. It has a finite amount of space you can fill with simultaneous tasks and each of those tasks takes some amount of space. Think about when you’re learning to drive, for instance. Your…

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3 Simple Ways to Improve your PowerPoints Immediately!

  PowerPoint is the most used presentation software in the world. It is installed on basically every PC on the planet and thanks to being relatively easy to use, it is also the most abused piece of software. A tool for good, twisted and morphed into a tool for human torture. And I see you…

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Stagecraft Lessons from Gary Vee

  In a room of about 1500, it was incredible to watch an expert communicator work with his audience. Much of the audience had come largely to see Gary Vee talk and you could feel the energy in the room due to a speaker speaking to exactly the right crowd. There is a lot to…

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Why Saying Less Will Communicate More

  The reason a lot of presentations struggle to capture an audience is because content is king but it’s treated as an afterthought. Communicating a clear message is the most important and most forgotten aspect of a presentation. ‘After twenty minutes of droning on, I don’t even know what he told us’ So how do…

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