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Dr. Abela
Professor of marketing and presentation design consultant
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14 years ago I was the first person (to the best of my knowledge) to debunk the myth that only 7% of the impact of your presentations comes from your words, with the rest (93%) coming from body language and... Continue reading
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Vivek Singh runs presentation design firm Jazz Factory and recently published a new book, Presentation Masala. Vivek and I reconnected via email the other day to discuss it. Andrew: When and how did you become interested in storytelling? Vivek: I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2020 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
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Photo by visuals on Unsplash. Followers of the Extreme Presentation method will know that the key to avoiding "Death by PowerPoint" is understanding the idea of presentation style. There are two basic styles, which we call Ballroom and Conference Room... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
I'm sorry if I'm getting back to you too late, but absolutely yes, Joao. Please cite Abela, Andrew, Advanced Presentations by Design, San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer, 2013. Or this website.
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Hi Nicolas - I've been away for the last 5 years, so just getting to this. In case this question is still on your mind: Minto uses Situation, Complication, Resolution to introduce the presentation, but then the presentation itself is structured in the form of a logical pyramid (hence Pyramid Principle). The S.Co.R.E. method, by contrast, builds a story by linking Complication and Resolution. I hope that helps.
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Dear friends, Five years ago, I took a break from the Extreme Presentation blog when the President of our university asked me to serve as Provost, his #2. It was an all-consuming assignment, and so I had to drop pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
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Hello, Colleagues, We hope you have been well, especially in these unique times. We have a number of updates for you across the coming months, but first a quick note: Many of you have asked us to offer a live,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Hello, Friends and Colleagues, We hope all is well. To follow up the post from two weeks ago, we now have access to the registration page for the Prezinar "Unleash the Power of Your Data and Evidence With Visual Storytelling"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Hello, Everyone, We hope you are having a restful holiday. Just a quick note to say that a number of people have expressed interest in harnessing the power of data in visual storytelling. And the folks at Prezi.com have asked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Thanks Hedwyg - you are THE Prezi expert!
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Hi all. Here's a beta version of an interactive version of the Slide Chooser; we built it using Prezi. The way it works is you keep clicking through until you find a slide layout that suits what you're trying to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Thanks Alessandra. I'll fix the post right away.
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Sandra and Amit - you are both very welcome! I'm glad you're finding it useful.
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Our new Encyclopedia of Slide Layouts provides 100+ examples of different slide layouts that pass the squint test, using the popular Slide Chooser as the organizing framework for the whole book. In addition to providing real life examples of each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Greg - thanks for the suggestion. I will think about it - it does seem to make sense. Regards, Andrew
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The Encyclopedia of Slide Layouts is now available on Amazon.com. Several years in the making, the book contains 169 real world slides, with commentary on each one, and with the Slide Chooser serving as the organizing framework for the whole... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Glad to help you avoid any future infarctions Soolka!
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The most popular thing we've ever posted on this blog has been, without doubt, the Chart Chooser. Available in nine different languages, the Chart Chooser has been featured in numerous books on presentation and data visualisation, and continues to serve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Belatedly, I link to a well written summary of my keynote speech at last year's annual PMRG conference: As market researchers, we know that enhancing the efficiency of our research insights and taking a leadership role in organizational decision making... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Hi all. I've let the Extreme Presentation blog go quiet for a while, but I'm back now and wanted to let you know what's been happening. My new "day job" as dean of the new School of Business & Economics... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Our first ever Extreme Presentation workshop that is open to the public! In conjunction with PMRG, the premiere global community for healthcare marketing research professionals, we will be offering the day long Extreme Presentation workshop on October 23 in Jersey... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Microsoft Corporation was one of my earliest clients for the Extreme Presentation workshop, and continues to be one of my largest; I continue to teach the workshop in Redmond three or four times per year, including most recently on Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
I have not been posting much lately, because I've been keeping busy starting up a new School of Business & Economics at my university. I am also working on a new presentation book, and I hope to release some information... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
A common question I get is how to present a regular (monthly, quarterly) tracking study update without being excruciatingly boring. The answer is to focus exclusively on what is new since the last update, and what audience problem this new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Thanks Daniel!
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