Here are some good examples of web-based presentations using Slideshare’s audio feature. The slides punctuates and complements the presentation audio nicely. Great uses of stock images.
Another Slideshare contest winner. Meet Henry tells a story and communicates in a bold and simple way.
Meet Henry. He doesn’t know any better.
Today we live in a business culture that abuses the art and science of public speaking. It’s a culture where PowerPoint is the norm, reading from you slides is accepted, and wasting everyone’s time is a given. When you think about it, it’s really quite disturbing.
Now… meet Erica. Erica is changing the world
This presentation is a recent winner of a Slideshare contest judged by top presentation gurus including, Guy Kawasaki, Bert Decker, Garr Reynolds, and Jerry Weissman.
Great Inspiration for your next powerpoint presentation.
An honest speaker will tell you that she has “on” days and “off” days. The result of a truly “on” day is a standing ovation. I had a very “on” day at TiECon on May 13, 2006.
Where can you find great stock photos for your business presentations? Sites like iStockphoto are great resources for affordable stock photos for presentations and websites. What is so great about iStockphoto is their powerful search feature, which allows you to zero in on the photo quickly. Squidoo has a great lens with stock photo tips that highlights some of the great features of iStockphoto, including tips on using the various features of the site to find unique photos quickly. Another perk of joining iStockphoto is that there are weekly free stock photos at a variety of resolutions. Their photos are affordable anyway, but it is nice to have some freely available to build up a library of images. Here are some examples:
Photo of Lightbulb
Photo of Dark-Haired Woman
Photo of Horses Running
The tips …
1. It’s Not About You
2. Engage Early
3. Be Relevant
4. You Are the Number One Visual
4.5 Get Out From Behind the Lecturn
5. Use PowerPoint with a Purpose
6. Is is a Slide or a Slideument?
7. Know Your Speech
8. Have a Mini-Conversation
9. Ask Engaging Questions
10. Tell the Story
11. Embrace Technology
12. Involve the Audience
13. Facilitate Rather Than Present
14. Ask for the Order
15. Be Deliberate
Check out the tips in full -
Download available here.
“All Marketers are Liars” Presentation - Seth Godin
Check out this 9 minute video on how to include a YouTube clip into your PowerPoint presentation. It works offline so you don’t need an internet connection when you give the presentation. They describe how to use Video Downloader to save the clip and then how to use SUPER to convert it to use in your PowerPoint presentation.
Here is a funny and insightful video lesson from a comedian on some of the common mistakes people make when creating and presenting Powerpoint presentations. This is gold!