Writing Topics: slides

In speeches, be yourself

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Be yourself. This simple injunction is good advice for most kinds of writing, but when it comes to speechwriting, it overrides all other considerations. I’ve spent the past two weeks running workshops on writing and giving speeches, and although we explored use of slides, preparation, structure and many other important issues, this is what lingered […]

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Less PowerPoint, more power

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At a recent Clarity workshop, one of the projects we reviewed was a PowerPoint presentation on a new process which a major financial organisation was about to introduce. The slides were dense, contained many words and had an extremely high bullet-point count. Some of the group asked the obvious question: why so many words? The […]

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