For any great presentation, powerpoint is just the medium , STORY comes FIRST

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “What’s the first thing you should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation? If you’re like many people you’ll say, “Open PowerPoint.” Wrong answer. You should plan the story first. Just as a movie director storyboards the scenes before heContinue reading “For any great presentation, powerpoint is just the medium , STORY comes FIRST”

This is what happens when we get inspired by a sense of purpose

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. DormantContinue reading “This is what happens when we get inspired by a sense of purpose”

The best TED presenters tell one of these three stories

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Inspiring communicators and the best TED presenters stick to one of three types of stories. The first are personal stories that relate directly to the theme of the conversation or presentation; second are stories about other people who haveContinue reading “The best TED presenters tell one of these three stories”

This is the first and most important step for creating a compelling presentation

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like TED “What’s the first thing you should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation? If you’re like many people you’ll say, “Open PowerPoint.” Wrong answer. You should plan the story first. Just as a movie director storyboards the scenes before heContinue reading “This is the first and most important step for creating a compelling presentation”

Just “be yourself” to realize these benefits in life

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “It’s just about being you and being cool with that. And I think when you’re authentic, you end up following your heart, and you put yourself in places and situations and conversations that you love and that you enjoy.Continue reading “Just “be yourself” to realize these benefits in life”

Are you aware that passion is contagious?Read this to know more

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Science shows that passion is contagious, literally. You cannot inspire others unless you are inspired yourself. You stand a much greater chance of persuading and inspiring your listeners if you express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to yourContinue reading “Are you aware that passion is contagious?Read this to know more”

This is why the “18 minute rule” of presentations help

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips.. The following insight is about the 18 minute rule of TED presentations and highlights the benefits of sticking to this regime.. “The 18-minute rule isn’t simply a good exercise to learn discipline. It’s critical to avoid overloading your audience.Continue reading “This is why the “18 minute rule” of presentations help”

All inspiring presenters stick to these THREE types of stories

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips from his book TALK LIKE TED.. Inspiring communicators and the best TED presenters stick to one of three types of stories. The first are personal stories that relate directly to the theme of the conversation or presentation Second areContinue reading “All inspiring presenters stick to these THREE types of stories”

Best tip to concisely express our ideas

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips in TALK Like TED.. “If you can’t explain your big idea in 140 characters or less, keep working on your message. The discipline brings clarity to your presentation and helps your audience recall the one big idea you’re tryingContinue reading “Best tip to concisely express our ideas”

Any presentation with overuse of bullet points eventually sinks , this is why

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips.. “New research into cognitive functioning—how the brain works—proves that bullet points are the least effective way to deliver important information. Neuro-scientists are finding that what passes as a typical presentation is usually the worst way to engage your audience.”