The 10 Most Popular Speaking Practically Blog Posts of 2015
by Kelly Vandever
As the year draws to a close, it’s time once again to recap the top 10 most visited blog posts of the year.
As you reflect over the last year and begin planning for 2016, we hope you’ll find these topics and thoughts helpful.
Thanks for a great 2015!
Currently, when opening a new slide in PowerPoint 2013, it will open by default to a larger sized slide. Instead of the traditional 4:3 dimensions most people are used to, it opens as 16:9 by default.
There isn’t a way to change any settings or option if you prefer to stick with the 4:3 dimensions, but here’s a work around. (P. S. the work around works for 2016 too.)
I was talking to a college professor who is teaching public speaking in a “blended” learning environment. I didn’t get the impression that it was his idea, but portions of the class were conducted online rather than in a traditional classroom.
I must have involuntarily made a face because he said, “I know, it seems a little strange.
Some of you youngsters reading this may not remember the days before online. But for us old folks, I remember attending my first WebEx event. The instructor had us take a cheesy poll, I forget about what. Except back then, it was such a “gee whiz” thing – to be listening on a conference call line and seeing the same screen as people across the country – that we didn’t mind the cheesy poll.
The technology and the vendors have expanded since then. Yet many of the well-meaning folks holding the webinars haven’t figured out what to do with the polling feature. So rather than falling prey to the cheesy polls, here are some thoughts on how to meaningfully use polling the next time you do a webinar.
It was Cindy, one of my coaching clients who’d asked the question.
Cindy is a busy executive running a nonprofit that’s understaffed and low on budget. She does most of the organization’s work herself and she’s got multiple priorities to manage.
OK, we cheated a little on this last entry!
This is not one post but a collection of posts. This page, which contains all blog posts tagged with “Storytelling in Presentations” made the list of most visited pages on the Speaking Practically website. And since the use of stories is such an important differentiation for both speakers and leaders, we decided to include the link to all the storytelling blog posts in part of our top 10 countdown. (Pretty sneaky sis!)
Kelly Vandever is a leadership and communications expert who helps leaders and organizations thrive in today’s attention-deficit, entertain-me-now, wait-while-I-post-that-on-Facebook world. Connect with Kelly and discover how opening up and speaking practically can bring you better business results.
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