Paddy Hirsch gives a bubbly explanation of collateralized debt obligations, i.e. the financial instruments that got us into this financial mess.
It’s a low-tech office dinosaur of the 20th century, but I still use the OHP for teaching. It’s really good for… Continue reading The overhead projector
September is often a time of preparing for trade fairs. How about surprising your audience by using a flip chart instead of a Powerpoint presentation? It can add a more personal touch. And it is much easier to involve your audience in your presentation. Especially if the group is not too big and you are looking for a workshop-like feeling, flip charts can build excellent rapport. Here are some tips and a video: Continue reading Flip your chart
When I was at college, I found presentations based solely on statistics incredibly boring. I find it far more interesting to tell and to listen to stories about individual cases. Storytelling based in experience is still the easiest way to captivate an audience. But everyone appreciates how important statistics are to clarify the facts, and the bottom line. But the good news is that visualising statistics has just got more interesting. Thanks to Hans Rosling, we can animate data across a grid to demonstrate dramatic changes. Continue reading Dancing data
When is the last time you went to a meeting and saw a presentation that knocked your socks off? It’s a rare occurrence, isn’t it? Generally we sit there and suffer Death by Powerpoint. As we watch slide after slide, we either know what’s coming, so it’s a waste of time, or we don’t understand what the point of it all is. And let me tell you, if you’re presenting in English it’s worse for your foreign listeners. Continue reading Simply beautiful