PowerPoint Tutorial: Curved Text
Ethos3 Blog
by Michael Dyer
8M ago
If you’re building a PowerPoint and trying to figuring out the best and fastest way to make curved text in your deck, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll walk you through a step by step guide to curve your text – no more guess work or googling needed. Curved Text Tutorial: Insert text box with content With the text selected, to Shape Format> Text Effect and scroll down to the Transform option which will bring up another drop-down with more options to choose from. Click Follow Path and choose one of the curve options there. The size and sh ..read more
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The Power of Storytelling: A Listener’s Perspective
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by Michael Dyer
8M ago
If you’ve been around the presentation space for more than a few minutes, you’ve have heard experts talking about the importance of using story to influence listeners. So we get it – stories are good. But have you ever asked the question, why? Most people will frame their answers based on the communicator’s view, but today we want to look at it from the listener’s perspective. Doing so helps us take a more empathetic view of what our own audience wants and needs, leading us to give them the same things we as listeners crave. Engaging Listeners with Stories You know that feeling when you’re si ..read more
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Mastering Information in Your Presentations
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by Michael Dyer
8M ago
In today’s tech-driven world, information overload is running rampant. The internet has allowed us to get any piece of information in a moments notice. It’s incredible. But as presenters, it offers challenges. When dealing with content-rich presentations, striking the perfect balance between information and audience engagement can be challenging. It’s crucial to ensure that your audience doesn’t get lost in all the data. So, how can you effectively manage all the information in your presentations? Here are our six pillars for any data heavy deck. Embrace the Age Living in the information age m ..read more
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Tips to Be a Master Presenter: Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse
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by Michael Dyer
8M ago
When you’re tasked with delivering an important presentation, you probably spend a lot of time creating it. You make sure every word is accurate and easy for your audience to understand, you create visuals that match the content, and might even click through your presentation a few times to make sure everything looks the way you planned, after all, we all know there’s few things worse than seeing an animation or transition error on the big screen during your talk. But have you also carved out time to focus on rehearsal? So many people miss this critical step. They spend days or even weeks cre ..read more
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Mastering Data Visualization Skills for Impactful Presentations
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by Michael Dyer
10M ago
Creating a compelling pitch deck with intricate data can be a daunting task. How do you convert an Excel sheet full of numbers into something your audience will not only comprehend but also find engaging? The answer lies in honing your data visualization skills— the art of presenting data in an understandable and visually appealing manner. In our previous post, we explored some of history’s best data visualizations according to Tableau. Now, let’s delve into three simple yet effective ways to elevate your data visualization game and make your presentations stand out. Master the Fundamentals wi ..read more
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Mastering the 5 Second Rule: Elevate Your Presentation Design for Maximum Impact
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by Michael Dyer
11M ago
Unleashing the Power of the 5 Second Rule in Presentation Design Are you struggling to capture your audience’s attention from the very beginning? In the world of presentations, first impressions matter. That’s where the 5 second rule comes in—a powerful technique to engage your audience within the first 5 seconds. In this blog, we’ll explore how to leverage the 5 second rule to elevate your presentation design and create a lasting impact. The 5 Second Rule: Unveiling Its Importance in Presentation Design The 5 second rule, derived from user research, measures how effectively information is com ..read more
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Elevate Your Presentation Skills: Unleashing the Power of Poetry
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by Michael Dyer
11M ago
When facing a tight deadline to improve your public speaking skills, turning to poetry might seem unconventional. However, the transformative impact of reading poetry out loud cannot be underestimated. In this blog, we’ll explore how poetry can enhance your presentation skills and provide you with the confidence and ability to captivate your audience. Discover the secrets hidden within the lines of poetry and unlock your full speaking potential. The Art of Slowing Down and Finding Emotion Poetry forces you to slow down and savor each word. By reading poetry out loud, you become more conscious ..read more
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Avoiding the Top 4 Presentation Mistakes: Tips for Engaging and Impactful Delivery
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by Michael Dyer
11M ago
It’s easy to tell when you’re sitting in a horrible presentation. Maybe the speaker didn’t prep the tech before hand, maybe the content is stale, or maybe the design is so horrible that it’s distracting. The good news is that with a little bit of research and study, you can avoid giving a horrible presentation. The problem is that often that’s where people stop, and they’re left with mediocre presentations. Some signs of a mediocre presentations: You’ll get some slight head nods You’ll see people taking notes (spoiler, they’re actually just doodling because they’re bored) You won’t be the wor ..read more
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Mastering Donor Presentations
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by Michael Dyer
11M ago
When it comes to communicating with funding donors for your non-profit, effective presentations are essential. While I may spend my weekdays working with Ethos3, on the weekends I also act as a Director of Development for a faith based non-profit. In this blog, I’ll give you an inside look at how I personally use Ethos3’s top three tips for giving presentations to donors. Relationship, Relationship, Relationship To establish a strong foundation, building genuine relationships with your donors is crucial. Take the time to get to know them beyond their financial contributions. Understand their v ..read more
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How to Gain Confidence in Your Presentations
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by Michael Dyer
11M ago
If you’re like most people, standing on stage in front of hundreds of people is not exactly your happy place. But I’ve got a question for you, you know those moments in movies when the main character stands up and gives a speech that gives you goosebumps? I’m thinking William Wallace in Braveheart, Coach Boone in Remember the Titans, or Herb Brooks in Miracle. Wouldn’t you love to be able stand in front of your audience and delivery a speech with such confidence and conviction like that? We’ve got good news. We’re here to help. If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, you know that ..read more
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