Episode 185

Making Presentations Faster

Whatever type of presentation you’re delivering it’s important to remember that building a relationship with your audience is paramount. Your slides are not the presentation, you are the presentation, says Senior Director, Customer Education, Leslie Chamberlain. 

Leslie joins this episode of The Visual Lounge to guide us through making effective, “sense rich” presentations faster, from concept to completion. She provides tips on keeping things clear and concise and balancing individualism with brand values. Leslie also dives into the importance of appealing to your audience’s senses in order to make presentations more memorable. 

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 00:00 – Introduction 
  • 02:49 – How Leslie became involved in customer success 
  • 05:13 – Making learning presentations successful 
  • 06:49 – Leslie’s tip for using videos and images in presentations 
  • 09:04 – Brand vs individual in your presentations 
  • 10:43 – The first steps towards a great presentation 
  • 16:14 – Making your ideas sense-rich 
  • 19:06 – Where people get stuck making presentations 
  • 24:54 – Should you script presentations? 
  • 26:47 – How to condense information and keep things short 
  • 31:40 – Hear Leslie’s Speed Round answers 
  • 35:57 – Leslie’s final take 
  • 36:36 – Outro   

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Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.