Bad Meetings. Awful Presentations. Terrible Workshops.
They’re part of your working life. And you’re not alone.
In fact, most professionals expect to be bored. They expect the meetings and presentations to drag on and take longer than it should. They hold a faint hope that they’ll get just one or two useful things from a day of training.
Every meeting should be genius. Every meeting CAN be genius.
If you want to hold meetings that increase energy rather than drain it and take exactly the right amount of time, you need Presentation Genius.
If you want to deliver presentations that are useful and engaging rather than ones that use PowerPoint as a weapon of submission, you need Presentation Genius.
If you want provide training workshops that allow people to leave with new found wisdom and a commitment to action, you need Presentation Genius.
Discover fast, easy and effective presentation tricks like:
- How to get everyone’s attention without saying a single word
- How to get more done by doing less
- How to get your audience to remember what’s really important
- Why bringing up the last slide first could be the smartest “mistake” you ever made
- How to be provocative – and intriguing
- 7 seating arrangements that get the most from your audience
- When numbers really matter – and when you should just ditch the data
You don’t have to be Steve Jobs to be a presentation genius.
There are some people in this world that seem to effortlessly hold a room and capture the audience’s attention. But you don’t have to be a born performer to run a session that’s got a touch of genius.
Each one of the 108 cards in the Presentation Genius pack has a practical way you create dynamic meetings, presentations and training workshops that get people excited and make big things happen (without taking forever).
The cards are clustered into five broad topics, levers that give you the most opportunity to increase the impact and usefulness of your meetings, presentations or workshops.
- Planning & Design: How to prepare and structure a session for most impact
- Visuals: How to make your slides count (and how not to use slides at all)
- Space: Using the physical environment to help and not hinder your sessions
- Facilitation: Tried and true ways to manage a group
- Self-management: How to stop sabotaging your own performances
Each card presents an idea or teaches you a tactic that you can use right away to make your next session work in a way it never has before.
Try just one card at your next presentation and watch the instant reaction from your audience. See a spark of interest, a look of surprise, a brief flash of hope that maybe, just maybe, this meeting might be worth it.
And as you begin to master the cards you’ll know what it feels like to have a roomful of wide-awake, engaged people paying attention and making the most of the time you have.
Go ahead. Put some Presentation Genius into your next meeting.
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The Story Behind The Cards
Trapped in Amsterdam because of an Icelandic volcano in 2010, Michael Bungay Stanier and Mark Bowden retreated to the pub and started trading stories about terrible meetings and presentations they’d been subjected too – “Oh yeah? You call that bad? Let me tell you about this one time…” – and more importantly, what they believed made really great meetings and presentations work.
It was the spark for Presentation Genius. With the combined experience of having run meetings, workshops and presentations for more than 100,000 people in organizations around the world, Mark and Michael decided to capture what really works – and to share the secrets to dynamic meetings, workshops and presentations.
They created over 300 ways to be a Presentation Genius – and then whittled that number down to the 108 tactics they thought were most powerful, most useful and most practical.