June 3, 2019

Presenters have around 3-5 seconds to capture an audience member's attention (CreativeCultivate). No pressure, right?

While a wordy presentation is only always the cause of disengaged audience members, it certainly does not help captivate viewers. Here are a few of Dog...

May 27, 2019

In our contemporary world of constant distractions and interruptions, presenters face the challenging task of engaging a distracted audience. While we cannot demand that our viewers clear their minds and focus intently on every word of our presentation, we can make it...

May 13, 2019

As the phrase "one size fits all" rarely applies to one's wardrobe, it also fails when prescribing presentation tips to a range of presenters. It is no secret that each speaker brings their own strengths, weaknesses, fears, and goals to a presentation, thus influencing...

April 22, 2019

Here at Dog and Pony Show, we are big fans of the many presentation assets that tech developments have given us. From media additions to slide platforms, presentation design has expanded rapidly over the past decade. However, just because a technology is available does...

April 8, 2019

The craft of rhetoric can enhance a presentation's success through audience engagement, information retention, and more. Many of today's best addresses, from political speeches to awards ceremonies, use these tools to capture an audience and convey a message. To best u...

April 1, 2019

From TED Talks to webinars, keynote addresses to all-firm meetings, conference-style presentations are abundant in the modern workplace. While this genre of presentation is engaging, it requires intense and intentional preparation. With a limited window of time and aud...

March 25, 2019

From business pitches to family dinners, interviews to webinars, facial expressions hold critical power in communication reception. Eye contact, a smile, and more convey messages of importance, engagement, and understanding to your audience. A presenter's facial expres...

March 11, 2019

When it comes to presentation development and slide design, the importance of color cannot be emphasized enough. While most viewers have an elementary understanding of colors and their properties, it is key for presenters and slide designers to look at this visual aspe...

February 11, 2019

Whoever first uttered the words “time is money” was no stranger to the presentation world. The business world is in high demand for tasteful and innovative slides, and the time it takes to craft the perfect slide design or find the most compelling font isn’t always the...

January 21, 2019

From talk show host to cultural icon, it is no secret that Oprah Winfrey knows how to own a stage and captivate an audience. Her 2013 Commencement Address at Harvard University exemplified her presentation expertise, as well as her command of a crowd. Here are 3 lesson...

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