by Geetesh Bajaj, June 19th 2012
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What does positivity has to do with presentations? The answer is just one word: Everything.
Positivity includes all the emotions associated with being nice -- these are sincerity, genuineness, truthfulness, and trust. When you have an aura of these qualities around yourself -- and your slides sync these qualities too, then you can be a better presenter even if you lack some of the other qualities associated with better presenting. These positive qualities are not the icing on the cake because they do not add decoration -- rather positivity is the sugar you add to the cake itself. A cake without sugar is more like plain bread -- any icing cannot elevate it to the status of a cake! So that's the thought for this week -- the next time you bite into some bread or cake, or add sugar to anything you eat or drink, think of positivity and the difference it can make to your presentations!
Beyond positivity is psychology -- and that's the topic of our big story this week -- in an exclusive Indezine interview, Susan Weinschenk discusses her new book
, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People.
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Conversations and Guest Posts
100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People: Conversation with Susan Weinschenk
has a Ph.D. in Psychology and over 30 years of experience as a behavioral psychologist. She applies research in psychology to predict, understand, and explain what motivates people and how they behave. Dr. Weinschenk is the author of several books, including 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? She is a consultant and keynote speaker for Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, non-profit agencies, educational institutions, and conferences. Her clients include Walmart, Disney, The Mayo Clinic, Charles Schwab, and Best Buy. Her clients call her "The Brain Lady", and she writes a popular blog, What Makes Them Click. In this conversation, Susan discusses her new book, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People. Read this exclusive conversation with Susan Weinschenk
New Features in SlideShark Team Edition: Conversation with David Klein
David Klein is senior director of product management at Brainshark, Inc., leading the product team in developing innovative business solutions. Brainshark’s cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations – using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the telephone – and then share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while also dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, David discusses new features in SlideShark, Brainshark’s free app for reliably viewing and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad, and in SlideShark Team Edition. Read this exclusive Indezine conversation with David Klein.
Businesswoman Silhouettes for PowerPoint -- 04
These businesswoman silhouettes are ready to use within your PowerPoint presentation slides -- and have been provided in both black and white colors. Both variations are contained within two separate slides in one presentation that you can download. In addition, you can use PowerPoint's fills, lines, and effects to make these silhouettes appear coordinated with your slides. Copy the silhouettes graphics (clip arts) of your choice from the downloaded presentation, and paste them into your PowerPoint presentation slides. All these silhouette graphics can be used and customized with Shape Styles just like any other PowerPoint shape. You can also paste them into a Word document, an Excel worksheet, or any other program.
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