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Here you’ll find blogs and guides to help you level up your presentation game.

We’ve witnessed huge changes in how we do business and consume content. More time spent online and plugged-in means business audiences have a lower tolerance than ever for average content. The barrier to entry to their hearts and minds is getting higher.

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What is worse than reading reams of spreadsheets? Listening to someone else read them to you. If your audience’s eyes gloss over the minute those statistical figures appear on screen, you need to read this piece. After helping hundreds of keynote speakers harness the power of data, I’ve put together my top tips on how to make data sexier- and dare I say- awe-inspiring.

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If 2020 were a presentation, few would stick around for the Q&A though it certainly kept us on the edge of our seats. Here we unpack key takeaways and how 2020 changed what it means to give blinding online presentations.

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In true Missing Link style, we’re going to dive into the story of the overhead projector and why this once revolutionary invention is your absolute presentation Achilles heal today. Let’s slay this legacy thinking!

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A lot of joy can be found in the process of putting a presentation together. But if you’re unaware of some of the basic time-saving hacks for PowerPoint, that joy can quickly turn into infuriating anger.

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PowerPoint Font Tips

You know what’s worse not knowing your way around PowerPoint?… Nothing. Especially if your work life is centred around you presenting often.

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As a now 100% remote company we have found some hidden settings, integrated platforms and shortcuts to level up even the pro Zoom user.

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Audiences’ average excitement levels for meetings, webinars and virtual events are at an all-time low. They’re exhausted. And that thin string of patience that’s withstanding cringe-worthy connection and audio problems is about to snap.

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Your audience is bombarded. The influx of online events is more overwhelming than your laundry pile after a long holiday with nothing new or interesting anymore. What makes your webinar/online conference different from everyone else’s?

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Mulholland’s company, Missing Link – the largest speaking presentation firm in Africa – has debuted the “Story-to-Stage” program, a three-month immersive that helps professional speakers generate authority, audience and income. The program’s first class includes well-known entrepreneurs and thought leaders from Australia to Ireland.

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there’s ONE rule when it comes to public speaking at an event that we seem to be forgetting… It’s particularly worrisome in online events because your audience can just walk out the door when they’re done!

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Are you a corporation that is considering or has already cancelled a conference amid the COVID-19 crisis? If so I think there are three questions that you have to answer before you do.

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Forward To Normal

The idea of ‘forward to normal’, is to not wait for things to go back to normal. There is no normal, there is only before, during and after.

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A lot in the world has changed, and a lot has stayed the same. We still need to make those sales numbers, and we still need to rally the troops, those slides ain’t gonna present themselves! The problem is that from what I’ve seen, most people’s presentation skills on zoom are up there with 1990 PowerPointers. We can and must do better.

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I wrote a post challenging leaders to not just cancel their conferences, but rather to take them online. Of course I 100% understand that this is much easier said than done. For many of us this is a new frontier. As such, I’ve prepared a list of resources for your journey.

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