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I wanted to share a secret that has really helped my students in Power Teaching create strong, effective classes and presentations.

It has nothing to do with fancy slides or elaborate technology, it has to do with nailing the specific content that will be the most useful for your audience.  Learn more in the video below!

(Direct link on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoxTk9e0bIg )

Enjoy your weekend!

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11 Responses to “How to nail the content for your next presentation”

  1. Kevin Cullis says:

    Always great to go over and even relearn good content. I’m giving a talk a week from Friday and your video was just the right content before I get started.

    As a last comment, keep your topic light so you can keep your and your audience energy up.

    Kevin

  2. Great presentation, Pam. I found the video to be very helpful i that it gave me a clear path to improving my skill of content delivery. I am put in front of a group of people for their benefit (as well as mine), if I do not consider what they want and need first I might be of little or no use to them. Thanks for posting this very valuable information and for presenting it so well.

  3. Joe says:

    Hi Pam-

    This was very helpful, being a college student I am always trying to perfect my presentation skills both in the classroom and for the start of my business career. Creating learning objectives helps maintain the central idea and keep the audience intrigued, great tip! A lot of class presentations are all over the place and don’t have a sense of direction. I have a Sales presentation for a class on Monday and I will utilize the learning objective piece of the video to focus on my main point.

    Thank you!

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  5. I am so using this on Monday. Giving a 30 minute talk to my wife’s event class about using Social Media to promote their event. This is perfect. Added bonus, might wife just may continue to think I know what I’m talking about:-)

  6. Hi Pam

    Great post/video. I have taken several speaker classes and actually trained managers how to create compelling presentations that the audience wanted to see rather than filling a slide with text! Never ever read off a slide, I would say! But most use them as a crutch! Sometimes old habits die hard. :)

  7. Thanks Pam, I’m looking over my slides for an upcoming Webinar to see how I did with learning objectives.

  8. Lawrence Fox says:

    Oh, how I wish I’d seen this video many years ago when I used to do software training. (I eventually caught on that doing a total “brain dump” of everything I knew was NOT the right way to do it).

    Now I just have to keep it in mind when I write blog posts…

    Thanks!

    Lawrence

  9. Byron Borger says:

    Thanks, Pam. This is such a good reminder for those of us who are passionate and feel like we can inspire others. I do share too much info sometimes, and it may make us sound smart or impressive, but at the end of the day it may really not be that transformative among our listeners. They may have been entertained but not actually gotten any take away learnings, or they leave overwhelemed. The old adage “like drinking from a fire hydrant” comes to mind, and I used to sort of take that as a compliment. Nope. Thanks again.

  10. fas says:

    Nice tips there, although content is very important, we must not forget the way its presented is equally important.

    • The way you put this is interesting to me. I’m a creative writer. One of the mantras I hear in that realm is: “the thing in your head is not a story. It isn’t a story until you write it.” As production has gotten easier, it’s become much more common for people to move directly from a raw data dump of the things in their head to the production phase. The part that Pam refers to here is more than “the way content is presented.” What she describes is what makes the words actual content at all.

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