A rule of thumb for presentations I am using a lot at the mo:
10 slides MAX
20 minutes MAX
30 point font MIN
Try it - it works !
Shamelessly borrowed from Guy Kawasaki
These bright, young pupils have been asked to consider "whether it is possible to step in the same river twice?".
One says: "You could step in the river one day and then go home. Then the next day you could come back to the same river - as long as you know the way - and do it again."
In a flash of inspiration, one of the boys who has been waggling his hand impatiently says : "If you step in the river on Saturday and then you went to step in the river on the next day - where you stepped on Saturday would be gone because the river keeps on moving."
Einstein says, once a mind has been stretched over a new idea - it cannot be stretched back
One of the teachers says "Philosophy teaches you how to think things through, solve problems and deal with moral dilemmas."
The head teacher adds: "Our children are going into such a changing world. We can't predict what they're going to need in terms of knowledge, but one thing we can give them is confidence and a sense of how to learn. Philosophy gives them those skills."
CONFIDENCE and a willingness to QUESTION - key skills in an ever changing world. I think it's a great idea ....I wonder if they take challenging 4 year olds.....?
Doug Lawrence has been a singer, music director and speech coach - singing in places such as Carnegie Hall. He suggests singing and speaking have a lot in common. The main goal is to engage your audience and make them listen to you, so everything a singer does, a speaker ought to do too.
Not totally convinced on all points but this is what he says. Take the best - leave the rest.
Circulate with your audience.
Bite your tongue.
Always perform a sound check before you speak.
Use your eyes all the time.
Move away from center to make your point.
“Underline” certain words with a pause or repetition.
Take a risk and be vulnerable.
Tee it higher.
Know when it’s time to go.
Use Q and A as an “encore.”
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.