Pen first, then PowerPoint: 3 tips for potent presentations

Restricting your creative process by starting with slides and bullets is a common mistake. Find out other ways to rev up your next address, even without a smart car on stage.

Many speakers struggle with finding ways to promote, post and amplify their presentations.

They have great information and insights to impart, but puzzle over whether their approach will resonate with a particular audience.

Here are three tips for transforming the next presentation you work on—whether it’s a speech, media pitch or even analyst briefing—into a more dynamic display that attracts and engages audiences:

1. Attract audiences—try Wikispaces. Create a page that’s social media friendly for all your events, speeches or presentations, says Ian Griffin, founder of Executive Communications.

He recommends using Wikispaces. The tool allows you to tie together slides, video, transcripts, comments, source and reference material, and even blog posts related to your presentation—all in one spot. It also includes multiple social media widgets, from Slideshare to YouTube.

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