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Four new effective presentation techniques you can use right now

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I recently had the opportunity to observe some great speakers — Mitch Joel , Tom Webster and Laura Fitton and I learned a few things that I am incorporating into my keynote presentation style. Tom Webster did something I had never seen before in a presentation and it was very effective. At a recent conference, the lighting in the auditorium was funky. The black slide.

10 Fun and Interesting Presentation Ideas

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At some point in every business person’s life, you will have to give a presentation and if you’re like me, it can still be an anxious experience. have given hundreds of talks and presentations and here are 10 ideas to help you get over the nerves and into some presentation sizzle. By now, there should not be a presenter on earth talking from a list of bullet points.

Stop presenting- Start engaging!


Here is an “inconvenient truth” that all sales and marketing professionals need to understand immediately: No-one wants to sit through a presentation on your products and services. No more sales presentations – these have gone the way of the printed brochure. Just stop doing that. ”   Watching the reaction of the two executives was telling.

Presenting a Webinar? Build an Emotional Connection with Your Audience


The success of the webinar is largely contingent on how articulate and trustworthy the presenter is, and how well the presentation addresses genuine audience concerns. Caution: Don’t choose subject matter that your organization, or the presenter, is not extremely familiar with. Will that presenter be you? So why spend the time, resources, and energy to host a webinar?

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

conference. storytelling assets. D: Conducting a gap analysis to identify the topics, per- spective, or voice that present opportunities to reach. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 2: Strategy and Roadmap Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. Introduction 3 II. Adopting a Winning Perspective 7 III. years prior.

Staffing Conference Virgin

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FSA 2016 Summit: my first experience at a professional staffing conference. His method of presenting made his talk engaging and interesting to listen to. The post Staffing Conference Virgin appeared first on Haley Marketing Group. Haley News differentiation First Staffing Conference Florida Staffing Association LeadershipDare to Be Different. Staffing and Social Media.

The 17 Best Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2015

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With so many social media conferences being organized for 2015, which are the “must-attend” events? He has presented worldwide on social media at more than 150 events and also teaches social media marketing at Rutgers University. Social Media Conferences

Search and Social Lessons from the Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference


Last month’s Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference opened with a blast of presentational energy from Neal Rodriguez. The conference, hosted by Marty Weintraub ‘s agency, aimClear, was an impressive affair. The post-conference free martinis were a nice touch too. Start with research: is your goal achievable? What’s the best way to accomplish it?

Presentation 101: The Brilliance of Speaking Simply

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The last two weeks has been a master class on how to present brilliantly or poorly as that may be. While I am admittedly a Democrat and mainly watched the Democrat National Conference, my points are not based on party affiliation. This is an issue not related solely to politicians, but any person who presents publicly. Be mindful of the cadence of your presentation.

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12 Compelling B2B Social Media Slideshare Presentations

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B2B marketers give lots of presentations in today’s work environment, and are always looking for inspiration for new ideas and new ways to present those ideas. Below are a dozen B2B social media presentations from Slideshare from a variety of sources that should help get you thinking before you stand up and give your next presentation. B2B Content Marketing Trends.

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Demystifying Content Strategy: Key Takeaways From Intelligent Content Conference 2016

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That’s why this year’s Intelligent Content Conference  – the only conference that focuses on content strategy for marketers – embraced the theme Bringing Meaning to the Mystery. Famous fictional detectives were the stars of the Intelligent Content Conference 2016 – Bringing Meaning to the Mystery – posters. Of course, meaning isn’t an easy thing to bring. People get emotional.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

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More in depth information about her presentation can be found here from the event. The Neuroscience of Memorable Content, by Dr. Carmen Simon from Rexi Media. Dr. Carmen Simon is a cognitive scientist, who has applied the latest neuroscience research finds to develop why audiences naturally forget most of the content you create. “Oh yeah, I think I’ve forgotten that before.”

How to Make Your Presentations Wow Like a TED Talk

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So, how do you capture a little of that magical quality when creating your own presentations? For more on effective slides check out How to Create a Captivating Presentation. No one ever says what that means, which is unhelpful when you’re developing a presentation for an organization, a conference, or committee that you need to persuade. How to Make Your Presentations Wow Like a TED Talk is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing. He blogs at  The Steveology Blog. Tell a Story. Think of the opening as a mini story.

MarTech Conference: Chief Marketing Technology Officers Come Out and Play

Customer Experience Matrix

I got home late last night from the inaugural two-day MarTech conference in Boston, which was simply terrific. While the formal topic of the conference was “marketing technology”, its real theme was “marketing technology leadership”, and in particular emergence of the “chief marketing technology officer” as a critical role. But why stop there?

How TED Talks Can Help You Create Better Client Presentations

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One of the challenges of client presentations is they are often given over the phone or through a web conferencing system. To create a better client presentation, whether it’s a sales pitch, a monthly report, or a presentation on content ideas, we have to go above and beyond bullet point slides. can make a presentation much more interesting. Did they even get it?

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

FlipMyFunnel Conference on Account-Based Marketing Comes to Austin on June 7

Customer Experience Matrix

As often happens with these presentations, putting together a coherent treatment of the topic forced me to think things through in a bit more detail than I had previously. The other thing that often happens with these presentations is I spend way too much time picking images for my slides. You can register here – it’s free. It was a tough choice and won’t tell you where I ended up.

CRM Evolution Conference: Mobile Really Does Change Everything About Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

I snuck down to Washington DC yesterday for a few hours at the CRM Evolution conference, where a critical mass of industry experts triggered a chain reaction of interesting thoughts. Despite these issues, several practitioners and vendors at the conference said they were using the approach and had found it more practical than moving all customer data into a central repository. I’ll guess that more open system designs and higher performance technology have made direct access to source systems more practical than it used to be. So a bit of attitude adjustment may be in order.

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“If you don’t understand the past and make changes in the present, the future is out of your control.” Measuring PR in the 21st Century: What Actually Works, by Christopher Penn SHIFT Communications. The primary responsibility of PR is to create awareness of the brand and establish trust, establish the beginnings of the relationship with the audience. Engagement. Action.

How to Own Your Next Presentation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Maggie Jones Be honest: could you get through an entire presentation without saying “um”? And lastly, do you know the one thing you want your audience to take away from your presentation? As professional marketers ( not professional performers/actors/circus barkers) we needed a few pointers on our presentation skills. eye contact? The Content. the, uh”?),

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly. Look for.

Five insanely simple ideas to make your next presentation sizzle

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Creating effective PowerPoint presentations is a skill that is rarely ever taught, but somehow we’re all expected to create dazzling presentations. It usually fizzles. I’m kind of a presentation geek and I’ve found that there are far more effective ways to utilize PowerPoint as a visual backdrop to your story. So what’s a novice presentation designer to do?

Check Out The 20 Best Slideshare Presentations of 2015

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And check out my list of the Best Marketing Conferences of 2016. The post Check Out The 20 Best Slideshare Presentations of 2015 appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. It’s that time of the year again! Last year I shared with you my favorite SlideShares, marketing events, articles and videos. One of my […]. Content Marketing

Keynote Speaker with zero interest in your marketing conference

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Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers is an entertaining and fun keynote speaker who loves to get on stage and entertain your audience. I get invitations to marketing conferences all the time, but I have one very simple rule: Hire me as your Keynote Speaker or I am not coming to your marketing event. We have a keynote speaking page and hired a presentation coach for a reason! link].

Keeping Up with KoMarketing: Fall 2015 Conference Preview

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With September comes the first official day of fall and of course the wonderful things that come with fall, including apple picking, autumn leaves, sweaters, and of course…conferences! The fall is conference season for marketers and KoMarketing will be attending a number of great events in the next couple months. Below SMX East 2015. New York, NY: Sept. 29 th – Oct 1 st.

MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

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I spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, where close to 1,000 marketing technologists heard sage advice, shared experiences, and otherwise frolicked with their peers. That said, the conference was still tremendously valuable, with a wide range of speakers covering the organizational, operational, and technical issues surrounding marketing technology management. Several presenters diagrammed the actual marketing systems in place at their companies. The full list is available here on the MarTech Conference site.

7 Ways to Promote Your Slideshare Presentation

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Presentations can be both hosted and noticed […] Author information Ann Smarty Ann Smarty contributes a monthly column on Slideshare. Ann is also a frequent conference speaker and contributor to high-profile marketing blogs. Ann Smarty | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | Pinterest | 7 Ways to Promote Your Slideshare Presentation by Ann Smarty - Maximize Social Business. Slideshare is the largest Powerpoint sharing community on the web, but it is so much more than that. She has 7 years of experience in search and social media marketing. SlideShare

Social Media for Non-Profits Presentations #SMBSyr

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well for them and why. I’ve included the four presentations below, and there’s also a great round-up by Joe Cunningham at Cowley Associates. Conferences & Events Alzheimer''s Association Downtown Syracuse joe piventi John Torello Liz poda Liz romeo Non-Profits Nonprofit organization Rescue Mission Social Media Breakfast Syracuse WCNY As part of our eighth session of Social Media Breakfast Syracuse sessions, we focused on using social media as a non-profit, and had four outstanding speakers. Be sure to check our next gathering if you’re in the area!

20 Inspiring SlideShare Presentations Every Marketer Should See


Some SlideShare presentations are better than others. But the best SlideShare presentations represent all three. help you kick your own SlideShare presentations up a notch, here are 20 awesome SlideShares to check out. In the same vein of customer behavior, Help Scout had this awesome presentation of the main things your customers wish you knew. What Would Steve Do?

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Hubspot Inbound Conference Recap 4 of 9


The Relevance Imperative: B2B The Way It Should Be, Presented by Russell Glass from LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. B2B buyers are taking a random walk around the internet in hopes of finding products or services related to their business needs, at the same time, marketers are hoping they will get in the way of that random walk. The solution: Create lasting experiences. . Be relevant early.

3 Free Tools to Create an Awesome SlideShare Presentation

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Last month I was sharing some Slideshare content ideas including re-packaging screenshots, collecting quotes, curating content and re-using your presentations from events you are visiting. This time let’s share some tools that will make a presentation creation a breeze! Ann is also a frequent conference speaker and contributor to high-profile marketing blogs. Ann Smarty | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | Pinterest | 3 Free Tools to Create an Awesome SlideShare Presentation by Ann Smarty - Maximize Social Business. SlideShare

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Sales and Marketing Alignment- Don’t listen to the Marketing Consultants, presented by CMO of SmartBear, Bryan Semple. Bryan Semple, CMO of SmartBear Software, walked us through how he aligns his entire organization with sales and revenue, how the process is measured, and the terminology and nomenclature used to discuss success and failure. What is marketings contribution to revenue?

Events for Everyone! How Industry Conferences Shape Your Organization

Modern B2B Marketing

Consumer Marketing Strategist, Mike Stocker will give the first  think:tech session  of the conference,  The Perfect Storm: Merging Acquisition and Engagement Across the Customer Journey. Sending your employees to conferences like ad:tech allows them to learn about, and invest in new technologies. Why Events? What events have you attended in the past? Events for Everyone!

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare]


It was Jobs’ unique presentation style -- which Apple fans referred to as a “Stevenote” -- that helped make this among the most awe-inspiring, memorable keynotes ever delivered. People who witness a Steve Jobs presentation for the first time describe it as an extraordinary experience.”. Scott’s presentation moved people to tears and drew a standing ovation. In a word: plenty.

The 12 Best Social Media Conferences to Attend in 2013

WindMill Networking

Which social media conference will you attend in 2013? It’s the beginning of a new year, and as our thirst for social media education and learning best practices from other businesses is only on the increase, there’s no better time to start planning to attend the best social media conferences that 2013 has plans to offer us than now. Thanks! Source: Google Trends.

Design Your Best Marketing Technology Stack and Plan the Transition: Sneak Peek at FlipMyFunnel Conference

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Picture posted by Terminus I can’t decide which is more exciting about next month’s FlipMyFunnel conference in Atlanta (register here and use the code DR50 for a 50% discount): the opportunity to interact with a great collection of speakers and attendees or seeing what the conference organizers at Terminus do with the notion of MarTech Stack Jenga.

Planning an Effective Presentation


As a business leader, making effective presentations is a requisite skill. Winning new clients often requires making a persuasive presentation. You may find yourself making a presentation to the public to gain their support for your project. You make internal presentations to train, inform, or influence employees. Your key messages are anchor points in your presentation.

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The 12 Types of People You’ll Meet at a Conference


To all the conference-goers out there, I’d like to challenge you to think long and hard about one simple question: What’s your goal? There are so many different benefits and things you could focus on during a conference, it gets really difficult to choose which one you should go for. So which type of conference attendee are you? Check out the list below to find out.

Why Your Presentations Are Putting People to Sleep


We use presentations every single day to tell stories, pitch ideas, share data, and even connect with our audience. But, there’s a small problem: 32% of people have fallen asleep during a PowerPoint presentation. Garr Reynolds, author of best-seller Presentation Zen , coined the term ''slideument'' to describe what happens when you try to merge a written document and a slide.

How to create an amazing social media marketing workshop

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have no idea of how many hundreds of hours I have been in front of companies, graduate students, and conferences delivering content to people all over the world but I’ve picked up a few best practices along the way. For each hour of your presentation, focus on diving into 3-5 core ideas instead of providing lists and lists of bullets. Be prepared for different experience levels.

Highlights from my #SMMW keynote speech

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” I challenged the audience to be bold and use the ideas and inspiration from the conference to do more when they get back to their workplace. It was a lot of fun and a tremendous honor presenting to the big crowd at Social Media Marketing World. What a great event. This was a challenging talk — my audience was going to be exhausted and in information overload. Resources.

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14 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Conference


So you’re going to a conference. If you’re a conference-going expert, you probably have your own short list of tried-and-true tactics for making the most of a conference. (If so, we'd love to hear in the comments.) The quickest way to throw away hundreds of dollars (besides actually throwing them away) is to go to a conference without sitting down and formulating a plan first.

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