I wrote a post about the "TARGET" method I use to prepare to presentations. I would like to dig a bit deeper in it by explicating every step separately. So today is for "Thinking". You probably think this is the easiest of all, but I see it otherwise. It's the most important and most difficult one.
Try this small exercise before you continue reading the post: ... Read More
I'm an introverted person, with all the pros and cons of it. Throughout the years I had to find a way to deliver my messages through presentations without talking too much, and without sweating (if you are an introvert, you know what I'm talking about). Our world is all about talking and noise. The constant buzz tires me, even if I live in a relatively quiet country. I'm not fond of loud things, and I find it amusing to sit by the ocean and listen to the waves – for hours. So you could ask how on earth a person like me is able to stand in front of many people and present her ideas. It's still not easy. But it's better and better every time, especially because I've developed a good technique over the years, and I'm constantly burnishing it.
I'm also a designer. Not in an axiomatic sense of the word though. I love designing "shiny" graphics for sure, but I also enjoy designing a process. I see things in their wholeness, while I'm well aware of the details. I love juggling with these two things. It makes me feel alive. And feeling alive gives me stregth, that helps me overcome my general fear of... Read More
There are a lot of arguments about what to use to create your presentation, but I think that's secondary. Of course I have my own opinion, and I'll talk about it later, but the most important thing to create a successful presentation is the preparation period. If you're not prepared, especially if you aren't used to giving presentations, it doesn't matter what you use. This period can be quite lengthy, but there are a few things that can help you make it less messy.
Here's a list about the tools that help me a lot: not just... Read More
Thank you all for the positive responses! It means a lot. I do my best to keep your attention in the long run. Let me know about your opinion, ask questions, suggest your favourite topics related to presentation design: I'm all ears, and I'd like to build this blog for and with you.
Today's post is still introductory, but we are heading to presentations, I promise.
I love languages. I love how complex they are, and I love how well one can play with them. Wordplay is something I do all the time in my mind, and I love those moments when I realize a connection between different words, or simply realize what their roots could be. The word "Present" is one of my favourites. It's not a fancy one. But in its simplicity there lies its greatness.
I've met Eckhart Tolle's teachings about six years ago. I think many of you are familiar with his book "The Power of Now". When I first heard about it, I thought I knew everything about this simple thing ("now" that is), and I didn't think I needed to read the book. A few years later, when I actually read it, ... Read More