Inspiration trumps clicks

I was very proud of the work of my client, Peter Arvai, the CEO of Prezi. Peter delivered a meaningful talk at the Bits & Pretzels conference in Germany in late September 2015. The video is embedded below. Notice the presentation best practices that Peter models during the talk: He opens with a compelling personal story that incorporates all the elements of good storytelling: Characters, conflict, dialogue, high stakes, and a big helping of personal...

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September Art of Prezi Workshop with The Henderson Group

We have a couple of seats left for the Sept. 22-23 Art of Prezi in San Francisco.  We’re also beginning to fill upcoming Art of Prezi workshops.  Please contact Chuck at 415-292-7587 or send us a message at the bottom of this post for more information or to reserve a seat. Art of Prezi with Terry Gault and Summer Thommen in San Francisco, CA. Prezi is quickly becoming the preferred alternative to stale and tedious...

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Using Prezi to Remarkable Effect

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Hannah Fry, who delivers a very amusing, charming and useful TED Talk on “The mathematics of love”, used Prezi to remarkable effect in illustrating her talk titled:”Top Three Mathematically Verifiable Tips for Finding Love.” One point she makes that would give singletons who, like me are not considered inherently ‘hot’, hope: Being attractive does not directly correlate to getting dates and being known as ‘ugly’ by some can even work in your...

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Art of Prezi: Sept. 2015 Workshop

Art of Prezi with Terry Gault in San Francisco, CA. Prezi is quickly becoming the preferred alternative to stale and tedious slide-based presentation media. Why? Because Prezi empowers users to seamlessly combine text, visuals, audio and video into a communication media that is more powerful, memorable, and dynamic than slides. In addition, Prezi’s unique capability for users to employ movement, spacial relationship, and ‘big picture’ storytelling in a way that makes the message far more...

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Accelerate your Time To Mastery with Daily Practice

by Terry Gault of The Henderson Group Back in 1997, early in my own practice of getting certified to lead workshops for The Henderson Group, I had a significant epiphany. It occurred to me that if I practiced daily the precepts and techniques that I was learning and starting to teach, it would make it much harder NOT to certify me.  In other words, if my daily practice was impeccable, it dramatically increased the likelihood that David...

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What The Heck Should I Do with My Hands?

by Terry Gault This question often comes up in my conversations with clients. Speaking in front of a group of people, it’s easy to feel exposed and self-conscious—which tends to exacerbate any anxiety we may feel about how we represent ourselves or how we feel about the strength of our content. The main goal is learning to be self-aware (so that we know how we are representing ourselves) and can make choices in the moment....

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Ditching Traditional Slides: Why One Presentation Expert Chose Prezi

by Terry Gault Five years ago, I attended a presentation night in downtown San Francisco. That evening, the women behind the then-viral blog MuniManners gave a presentation that brought the house down. One of those two women was Angelie Agarwal, who was soon to become Chief Evangelist for Prezi. Angelie met with me a couple of months later to give me one-on-one training with Prezi — a truly revolutionary presentation tool. At the time, I...

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Prezi Needs Your Expertise

Editor’s Note: This just in from the UX participant recruiter at Prezi. I work for a start-up called Prezi that makes presentation software, and we need your expertise.  If creating presentations is part of your current role I’d like to invite you to test a version of our product, and provide feedback on how you think we could make it better. Who we are looking for to test our new presentation tool: People who have...

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What Makes a Great Presentation?

Peter Arvai is Co-Founder and CEO of Prezi.  If you don’t already know this, good reader, we’re fans of Prezi and I’ve personally worked with Peter on a presentation he gave on a European tour in 2013. This is sound advice for anyone creating a presentation using visual media. What makes a great presentation? Is it the content, or the way it’s packaged? For most, it’s getting the right combination. The medium you choose should...

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