Storytelling Lessons from All That Jazz

All That Jazz This week we’ll see what All That Jazz can tell us about storytelling. When All That Jazz debuted in 1979 it was greeted with a mixture of responses. Bob Fosse who directed and wrote the script was himself a dancer and a choreographer, so this...

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New Series: Learning About Presentation from the Movies

I love movies. I’ve watched them, directed them, produced them, scripted them. What does this matter when my business is developing, designing and coaching presentations? Because I believe movies are the grandparents of presentation. The first version of powerpoint...

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Foto Friday – Art of Active Listening

Active listening can bring peace of mind. I was lucky enough to spend several hours on a hike in New Mexico. I was alone and I met no one on the hike. I had decided to make this a listening hike and be aware of the sounds around me. I listened to the wind, the birds,...

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Street Couture: A Lesson in Presentation Design

Get out and look around you. You can find inspiration for your presentation design anywhere, if you’ll only look. Susan says, “This look took a long time to put together. It is intentionally chaotic. A jumble of colors, designs, patterns, slogans, icons,...

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Humor in a Presentation Brings Us Together

Gain insight on the use of humor in your presentation by reading some signs from the March for Science. Susan says, “I’ve watched a lot of protest marches in these last three months. Aside from the sheer numbers of protesters at this science...

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Oh, the Stories We Can Tell With the Right Photograph

A multitude of powerful stories can be contained in a single photograph. Susan says, “Our egos! Yes, I apologize for starting with an exclamatory shout. In my defense, good grief. Is there anything sillier than putting your face in the way of a thundering, full...

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Our Brains Make the Leap of Imagination to Help Presenters

We have busy minds. Our imagination can help us make sense of what they see in some pretty peculiar ways. Susan says, “Isn’t it odd how we interject our perspective into the worlds of others? Instead a picture of two cacti in nature I saw that the bigger...

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Presentation Design As Illustrated by Pigeons

Delivering a presentation is a number one fear. Designing one is a close second. Susan says, ” This is an illustration of the power of design in one simple photograph. What do you see first? The different one. He or she stands out in a sea of grey because of...

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