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7 interactive ideas for squashing boring PowerPoint

An interactive PowerPoint is a memorable PowerPoint. It makes the audience sit up and take notice, without letting them slip into idle relaxation. A relaxed audience is a forgetful audience. You want an audience that’s awake, alert, and excited to learn. To do that, you need to borrow a term from Hollywood and add more… continue reading »

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How to structure a presentation your audience will actually remember

Poll Everywhere welcomes Dr. Carmen Simon as the guest author of this post on presentation structure and how it affects memory. Dr. Simon is a cognitive scientist, a leader in the virtual presentation movement, and an internationally renowned public speaker. She’s also a founder of Rexi Media, a worldwide presentation consulting firm. For more on… continue reading »

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5 interactive presentation ideas that leave a lasting impression

Attention is the gatekeeper of our memories. If you can’t get your audience to sit up and take notice, your presentation will soon be forgotten. In her webinar, Using neuroscience to create presentations with lasting impact, Dr. Carmen Simon, cognitive scientist and cofounder of Rexi Media, emphasized the importance of attention when forming new memories…. continue reading »

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Using neuroscience to create an effective presentation

Our own forgetfulness can undermine even the best presentations. It’s the hole in the bucket that turns a great presentation into a waste of time. Talk all you want, but if no one remembers what you said a week (or even a day) later, the effort was wasted. Few people understand forgetfulness better than Dr…. continue reading »

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Why successful meetings start and end with Poll Everywhere

11 million meetings take place in the US every day. That’s nearly three billion meetings per year, at an average cost of $338 per meeting. What’s your share of that cost? If meetings are such productivity killers, why have them at all? Meetings get a bad rap, and the numbers say it’s well deserved. To… continue reading »

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If this, then that: decision modeling with Poll Everywhere

How to use decision modeling in PowerPoint with Poll Everywhere from Poll Everywhere on Vimeo. A decision method is a formal (axiomatic) system that contains at least one action axiom. An action is of the form “IF is true, THEN do” Wikipedia What is decision modeling? Decision modeling is a powerful method of instruction that… continue reading »