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Clear and Concise Statements

January 03, 2018 Natalie Frei Methods & Tools, SDC Experiences

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

tinuNo one likes listening to the verbose babble of overly loquacious speakers (and yes, this type of speaker tends to be male). Making it short is an art that requires a lot of work. The formula “reduce to the max” might be oversimplified but it is essentially true. There are five steps to arrive at a short, tight but accurate statement.

By Tinu Niederhauser
Translated from German by Natalie Frei

 

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Inspiring inputs for conversation

August 23, 2017 Blog Admin Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Hynek Bures neuNadiaPresentations are more than information delivery. Presentations should inspire conversation. When giving a presentation, we should always remind ourselves that the presentation is about the audience; and that the presenter has a supportive and facilitative role. Let’s flip our presentations and start with a question and a first small conversation. Let the audience talk before we talk.

Hynek Bures, dubbed perceptions and Nadia von Holzen, Learning Moments (more…)

Do’s and Don’t’s of Power Point Presentations

August 09, 2017 Blog Admin Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Debora_Kern

PowerPoint presentations can be dull. But well designed slides can support the delivery of your presentation. Slides that are visual, catchy and easy to grasp are best. By observing some basic do’s and don’t’s you can make the difference with your presentation and pass your message.

Debora Kern, SDC Albania (more…)

Effective Presentation

April 13, 2017 Natalie Frei Methods & Tools, SDC Experiences

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

quadraticIn the last Lunch & Learn, Yvonne Vogel talked – and sang – tips on how to overcome inner constraints and become a better presenter. Key to any successful presentation is an audience-centered approach, which many people struggle with. However, there are some simple exercises to make it easier.

By Natalie Frei, SDC

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3 simple ideas to pep up your next “presentation event”

June 03, 2015 Blog-Admin1 Learning Elsewhere, Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Corinne-SprecherWe have all experienced the format “presentation followed by discussion”. Do it differently and go beyond the well-known pattern in the next event you facilitate. Get inspired by three methods that are really easy to apply: buzz groups, voting and fishbowl.

Corinne Sprecher, Agridea (more…)

No Pain, No Gain

May 27, 2015 Blog-Admin1 Learning Elsewhere

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Pic-of-Lawrence-McGrathThe SDC Learning & Networking Blog is about sharing and learning. Every speaker and participant at the 2015 Leaders Forum wanted to both share and learn beyond the forum’s rapid-fire 15 minute presentation format. Sharing and learning require a degree of courage and persistence. At the outset of the dialogue, Doris Leuthard and Yolanda Kakabadse explicitly instructed all participants to discard bashfulness and “Be a pain” to senior speakers and officials during breaks. This open invitation to debate was enthusiastically accepted and insight-fuelled discussions coursed throughout the corridors during breaks.

By Lawrence McGrath, Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St. Gallen (more…)

2015 Leaders Forum Highlights: Yves Daccord’s Stakeholder Engagement Stories

May 13, 2015 Blog-Admin1 Learning Elsewhere

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Pic-of-Lawrence-McGrath

The Leaders Forum is an annual event bringing together thought leaders on sustainable development from businesses, NGOs, public organisations, social enterprises, universities and the general public. This year’s event was held at the University of St. Gallen from February 5 to 7, and the focal point of discussions was multi-dimensional sustainability in Latin America. The first three speakers at this year’s forum were Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, WWF President Yolanda Kakabadse and ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord. Following this thought-provoking beginning, the pace of fascination did not slacken.

By Lawrence McGrath, Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St. Gallen (more…)

Make movies with your smartphone

April 09, 2014 Blog-Admin1 Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: none

Hynek

New technologies change the way we communicate. With the iPhone the number of videos shared around the world has exploded! This transformation of our communicational behavior seeps into the working world. In this blog post you will get some tips and tricks on how to make movies with your smartphone.  

By Hynek Bureš, dubbed perceptions

  

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PowerPoint presentations that support our key messages

January 29, 2014 Blog-Admin1 Methods & Tools

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Nadia & DanielleWhat does it need to prepare powerful PowerPoint presentations that trigger the attenction and the curiosity of our audience? How can slides support the delivery of  the key messages we want to bring accross as presentors and speakers? The trend is clear: We have to make our presentations visual, shorter, with less text and more images.

Nadia von Holzen & Danielle Rosset, SDC

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Why every presentation should be a little drama…

June 19, 2013 bit-wartung Methods & Tools

Rating: none

In the implementation process of the SRC Knowledge Management Concept the Inter- national Department of the Swiss Red Cross works on cooperation approaches and working methods. In a recent lunch time event with the title “presenting with inspiration” we were coached by an improvisation theatre specialist (Frank Renold, theatre anundpfirsich) on how drama can inspire our presentations. And how we can make our messages stick thanks to a little more drama in our presentations… (more…)

Simplicity wins – visualization as well. Tips for your next presentation

April 10, 2013 bit-wartung Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

How to prepare memorable presentations? Simplify it and make it visual. Inspiring and memorable presentations are simple, clear and meaningful. While preparing have your audience in mind and make it visual and easy for them to follow. (more…)

Peter Point’s Dream – Powerpoint Presentations and its Pitfalls

September 04, 2012 LND Let's Talk Visual, Methods & Tools

Rating: none

NadiaNadia

Today’s blog post invites you to pause for a second and to think about one of the most used tools of everyday office life. Powerpoint. What once was considered a revolution in presentation technique today often turns out to be a threat to every knowledge transfer. With a short comic strip Nadia von Holzen and Nadia Lanfranchi would like to make you check over your presentation strategies. What is key to an engaging presentation? Are there alternatives to Powerpoint? And what should be considered in order to avoid Powerpoint’s pitfalls? (more…)