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Creating Powerful Presentations

I’m moving into the somewhat reflective stage of summer. My thoughts over the last few months have been focused on how I deliver presentations, how I use slides, and how audience members interact with ideas put forward. About 3-4 years ago, my slides were heavily text-based. Over the last year or so, I’ve tried to rely more on images. But I’m not satisfied with how the ideas I’m trying to present come across. Have you ever attended a presentation and the speaker, by her charisma/energy/passion/style, just “blew you away”? I’ve seen several examples recently of individuals who focus more on stories and less on explicitly defining ideas. Memorable presentations need to do more than just make us think. They need to make us want to do something/be something different. They need to draw us together with others, with “big ideas”.
Anyway, as I’m trying to figure out ways to more effectively communicate, I came across this: Creating Powerful Presentations: “You gotta do what you gotta do to make the media you’re using effective”.