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The Snowball Effect: Communication Techniques to Make You Unstoppable by Andy Bounds

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When you want to quickly create presentations that work

Let’s face it, most presentations aren’t that good. Too long. Too many wordy slides. Too little interaction. Too dull.

And, when you look at how people prepare, you can see why. Do you recognize any of these?

  • Seeing what slides you currently have, and trying to base your content round that.
  • Leaping straight to PowerPoint, rather than thinking first.
  • Using the same presentation that you recently delivered to somebody else, whether it worked or not.
  • Delegating 100% of the preparation to someone else, and hoping they give you exactly what you want.

All these are definitively quick. But, this speed is often a false economy, since the slowest thing about communication is when it doesn’t work. So, it’s ...

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