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Keynotes or Powerpoint sales presentations: PresentationZen newly revised edition is available

PresentationZen - 2nd Edition - Garr Reynolds

Realy inspiring for sales presentations, Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling. I have often been referring to this book particularly inspiring for the design of your sales …

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sales presentations design: Why it matters?

Sales presentations design

I’m no designer myself, I’m a salesman. I like sales and sales presentations. In chronological order, I’ve sold: jumping horses, sports equipment, business services, trade fairs and, for the past 15 years, solutions to help companies optimize their results. During that time I have trained 5,000 sales reps and 500 managers… So, no, I’m no …

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Design in Sales Presentations

Design in Powerpoint Sales presentations

Before talking about sales presentations… First of all, what is design? There is no simple answer. For me, design is what allows people to create solutions that help other people or improve their lives, even if just a bit. Design means paying attention not to the solution as such, but to how others will understand …

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Sales presentations require creativity: 10 Things you can do to stay creative

Creative and sales presentations

Effective sales presentations require creativity. Effective sales presentation require creativity. Most people consider I am creative. I don’t think so. Or more exactly I think that any one can be as creative as I am, enough creative to design effective Keynotes or Powerpoint sales presentations. Everyone is creative enough to design grate sales presentations Yes …

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How to embed a YouTube video into your sales presentations

Video in your sales presentations

We all know that videos generally make a strong impact on an audience. The same holds true for our clients. Your sales presentations will have greater impact if you add videos. However, there are two problems with the videos you’ll find on YouTube, Vimeo and elsewhere online: To show them, you’ll need a good Internet …

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Annual meetings bombarding people with Powerpoint work!

Powerpoint presentation and annual meeting

Estimated Money Destruction=600 000 euros to 2 million euros per company per year. Once a year medium and big companies organize annual meetings were salespeople, managers and leaders from all over the world are flown to a single location to spend a few days getting up to date with the latest news. Those companies of …

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Sales presentation design: Drawing guides that fit the rule of thirds

Drawing guides and rule of thirds

  You learnt how to improve the design of your slides with the rule of thirds… and you want to display the grid of thirds at the background of your slide. Whether you’re using PowerPoint 2003, 2007, or 2010 the Drawing Guide feature is very useful to do this: It avoid to paste a grid …

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