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Slide Sharing in a Distracted World

In an era where many audiences are being pulled in 100 different directions be it from social media, work emails or the 24/7 news cycle, creating an engaging and captivating presentation that retains the attention of your audience is essential to the success of the event.

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives in 2018

A recent poll indicated that Microsoft PowerPoint is as popular with younger tech-savvy individuals as it is with Baby Boomers. With hundreds of millions of users worldwide, it has been the dominant player in the market for the past two decades. Now don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of PowerPoint, but having a couple presentation substitutes up your professional sleeve is never a bad thing.

5 Quick Psychology Hacks to Boost Your Next Presentation

For some people, giving a presentation is as easy as pie, they find it exciting and in many cases liberating. But, then there are others, who consider giving a presentation in front an audience, nothing less than a nightmare.

Picture Polls: Taking audience response to the next level

Research by Buffer suggests Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favourites and 150% more retweets. Meanwhile, Instagram and Snap’s image-driven networks are bossing the social media world.

The Black Hole of Event Data

From the minute you identify someone as a potential attendee for your event, marketing technology allows you to track many of their interactions with your brand. From the amount of visits on your website, through the registration process, open-rates on upsell emails pre-conference, to the onsite badging and registration process.

How to Engage the Classroom with Technology

In January, we shared an article on our blog titled 5 Student Engagement Tips to Kick-Start 2017. This time, we're back to share 5 more methods to help you engage the classroom, with a specific focus on how educators can use technology to enhance learning and boost student interaction.

How to Improve the Effectiveness of NHS Meetings & Events

Through our recent experience working with the National Health Service, it’s clear that exceptional audience engagement is a key factor for success at their live events.

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives in 2017

Effective presentation skills reduce miscommunication, which is likely the biggest cause of work-related stress. Better presentation skills also reduces the stress on presenters which means they will be more willing to present and more effective with their communication. (George Torok)

9 Interactive Slideshow Moves Every Presenter Should Make

The term ‘audience engagement’ has become the ultimate buzzword, it’s splashed all over event blogs. But what does it actually mean? Engagement means that the audience interacts with the content; is this either by listening and digesting or actually through an exchange?

Techniques for Overcoming Presentation Nerves

Presenting can be an incredibly nerve wracking experience, it can control your whole body and put you in shutdown mode.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Presentation

Presentations are a reflection of you as a person, and of your business. A poor presentation can be detrimental to future business deals and growth. So why are so many people still producing bad presentations?

The Dreaded Question: A Presenter's Worst Nightmare

It’s the end of your event. You’ve been speaking for a while. Your mouth is dry and you want to go home. But no; the worst is yet to come...

How to Use Prisma to Make Your PowerPoint Less Cringeworthy

One of the most time-consuming parts of creating an effective and impactful PowerPoint presentation is sourcing visuals. You know the feeling, you’ve slaved over the key messages and a Hollywood-perfect story arc, only for Google image search to bring up terrible clichés, shockingly naff stock photography and graphical devices that should have been left in the 90s.

Maximising the 3 Points of Event Delegate Engagement

Are Your Business Event Attendees Connected and Engaged?

Stoke the Fire: 35 Questions to Get Your Panel Going

When putting on a panel event, there’s nothing worse than seeing your preparation culminate in deafening silence. Sometimes panelists will just need a few questions to get the conversation started, so we’ve created a handy cheat sheet to get your panel discussion going.

10 of the best PowerPoint alternatives in 2016

Presentations are a key part of education and business. Explaining an idea to a group, and increasingly gathering their feedback and viewpoints, is a crucial part of communication.
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