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Podcast: PowerPoint Tips Every Facilitator Needs to Know on The First Time Facilitator

By Kate / January 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Podcast: PowerPoint Tips Every Facilitator Needs to Know on The First Time Facilitator

Thomas had the opportunity to be interviewed on a Brisbane-based podcast called the First Time Facilitator. It’s all about the art and skills required for facilitators, trainers and anyone running workshops. The host, Leanne loved Thomas’ passion and expertise in PowerPoint and presentation skills and knew he had to come on the show and share…

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Three Steps to Save Your Audience From ‘Death by PowerPoint’​

By Thomas / November 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Three Steps to Save Your Audience From ‘Death by PowerPoint’​

We’ve all been there: wishing for death’s cold embrace as we endure a PowerPoint that should never have been created. While a lack of design or even too many slides may be forgivable, the biggest problem is far too much content. How do we go about making sure we keep the content down? Simply put,…

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How to encourage your audience to take action

By Kate / November 27, 2018 / Comments Off on How to encourage your audience to take action

How do you encourage your audience to take action when you present? Starting a productive conversation is so much more valuable than simply providing information. Here’s how. If your team could use some help with presenting, let’s have a conversation. Connect with me below or email me at [email protected]

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How To Present For Different Learning Styles

By Kate / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on How To Present For Different Learning Styles

You’ve probably heard about adapting to different learning preferences when presenting, but what about different learning styles? Here Kate discusses adapting to rule learners or example learners! If your team could use some help with presenting, let’s have a conversation. Connect with me below or email me at [email protected]

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3 Public Speaking Tips From Stand-Up Comedy

By Kate / November 6, 2018 / Comments Off on 3 Public Speaking Tips From Stand-Up Comedy

For those of you who haven’t been following my illustrious stand up comedy career, I’ve been trying out my skills at my local open-mic nights. With my background in public speaking and inherent hilarity, what could possibly go wrong? Honestly, I’ve had a blast with the performances I’ve given so far, with the highlight being…

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5 Tips to Instantly Present Your Data More Effectively

By Kate / October 30, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Tips to Instantly Present Your Data More Effectively

Data presentation done well can empower decision makers to visualise and understand difficult concepts or relationships, or to identify new patterns for actionable insights. Done poorly, it can muddle and confuse, or even worse, lead to poor decisions based on your good data. Well-designed data visuals are concise, clean, and focused on the audience. This…

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Make a Customisable Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

By Thomas / August 27, 2018 / Comments Off on 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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Why Lack of Communication Causes Project Teams to Fail

By Kate / August 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Why Lack of Communication Causes Project Teams to Fail

As the workforce becomes more and more specialised, team-based projects have become crucial to running an efficient business. If you’ve ever been in a project team, then you’re probably already laughing at the word ‘efficient’. Most people’s experiences would include insufficient resources, unrealistic deadlines and a chaotic schedule that leaves them wondering just what’s going…

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How to Make an Audience Connect with Cold, Hard Data

By Kate / August 13, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Make an Audience Connect with Cold, Hard Data

Data is an important part of any business, forming the basis of effective decision-making. To make this a reality though, the information needs to not just get to the decision-makers, but they need to understand what it means. So how do you avoid bombarding your audience with facts and figures, leaving them stunned and without…

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Increase your credibility by avoiding these phrases

By Kate / August 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Increase your credibility by avoiding these phrases

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a terrible presentation. Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on what’s wrong with. Often though, a poor presenter will go as far as to point out why their presentation is sub-par. When you’re making the presentation, how can you avoid these pitfalls? What phrases destroy your…

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