The Importance of Portable Presentations

There are presenters who like bringing their own laptops when presenting to an audience. However, there are also those who design their presentation slides with portability in mind. When presentations become very portable, you can bring them to any computer, in any place, whether to a large number people or to a few. This way, your presentations are seen by more people, thereby increasing the profitability of your respective businesses.

So what are these practices that you can do to ensure portability of your presentations?

  1. Make your own slides.
  2. Have all the files you need.
  3. Bring your own remote control.
  4. Bring your USB.
  5. For more detailed information on how to make your presentations portable, please go to:

PowerPoint Tip: Presenting from someone else’s computer

How to Use Google+ for Presentations

At least 50% of people these days have probably been invited to join the very exclusive Google+. Maybe even more. Perhaps many of you are asking how is it any different from the existing and more famous social network we have like facebook? And more importantly for presenters and speakers, can Google + help us with our presentations?

If you still haven’t noticed, Google+ has tools and gadgets presenters can definitely use to improve their next presentation. And because fall is on the way and the next batch of speaking engagements and presentations are about to roll out, there’s no better time than now to get to know these tools and gadgets and incorporate them in your next series of presentations:

Circles

Hangout 

Huddle

Instant Upload

To find out the the significance of these tools and gadgets, head to:

Using Google+ for Presentations

To Speakers: I Know It’s Summer, But Shouldn’t You Prepare?

It’s the middle of summer (it actually began in June 21 this year) here in the U.S. and who isn’t glad? I myself has been hitting the beach and sunbathing myself into a golden tan.  But hold on right there. For serious speakers and presenters, as autumn looms in the horizon, this is also the best time to prepare for this fall’s conference season. How prepared are you?

Below is a checklist of things to do to make sure that you are well-prepared to do the work :

Make a profile on Lanyrd

Refresh your bio, photo and other speaker materials

Reach out

Understand the logistics

There are four more items on this checklist. To know all the details on how you can use the rest of summer to get ready for all your presentations and speaking engagements, head to:

Are you ready for fall conference season? How speakers should prepare

When Words Get in the Way

If you happen to be a presenter or speaker in a place, a region, or a country that is not native to you, you have a lot more things to prepare for than just the meat of your presentation itself. You have to at least know the culture of the people, know what makes them interested, what makes them tick, what makes them laugh, and so on and so forth. It really is a serious task and the success of your business will highly depend on it.

Here are some of the things you have to take into consideration when  you have a speaking engagement in another country or a presentation in front of foreign nationalities:

  1. Terminology is different in most areas of the world even if the language is English.
  2. When using translators, humor is tougher because timing and word play don’t translate well.
  3. Even when the audience speaks English, they may not be able to understand your accent.
  4. Difficulties may also arise in question and answer sessions if the presenter cannot understand the questioner.

Ponder about these things and make sure you prepare well for your presentation. For more details on this topic, head to:

Presentation Skills – Words