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Presentations that Resonate

01/03/2013

One of my pet peeves is power point read-a-longs. You go into a presentation, are handed a print out of power point slides and then someone reads them out loud. Really, if the audience can read and is familiar with the language, this seems redundant. As so often happens a book came into my hands and flipped open to a spot that drew me in. Storytelling- that is what a good presentation should be- a story that captures the imagination and inspires the listener. Think of the great speeches, eulogies, campaigns. What impact would "I have a dream" have had as a slide show?

A valuable link shared by the author is  http://www.ted.com/  Ideas worth spreading.

Resonate Resonate by Nancy Duarte. I hope you find an idea that resonates within these pages.

http://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/item/show/624616026_resonate

Comments

We all have a story to tell, but we are often so afraid that it will "boring" we end up cutting it up until it is lifeless and, indeed, boring.  Sometimes we just need to practice telling the story that is our life. Stories are experience digested and reflect our entire being. 

Thanks for reading! In my experience if the person's light shines, the story will take me in.