Enhance Your Presentations with These 4 Free Stock Photo Resources

Enhance Your Presentations with These 4 Free Stock Photo Resources

In the spirit of Presentation Zen, my seminars on advanced presentation techniques emphasize clean slides and powerful images.

After a recent seminar, a participant asked me where I sourced my photos--a good sign that my message was hitting home. Finding the right images for your presentation without breaking the bank can often be as challenging as giving the presentation itself.

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Event Summary: Social Networking on the Global Stage

Event Summary: Social Networking on the Global Stage

Last month, I gave a 30-minute version of Social Networking and Personal Branding on the Global Stage for Global Taskforce at an event in central Tokyo. This quick presentation focused primarily on global social media use, emphasizing LinkedIn as a key tool for Japanese professionals who want to expand their global professional network.

As with previous versions of this presentation, the main takeaways are:

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Stepping Into the Unknown

Stepping Into the Unknown

So you’re comfortable with the basics of presenting and training, and you are ready to integrate something new into your presentation. Most people face a dilemma at this point.

Your existing presentation or routine is probably cozy and safe. It gets the job done, but deep down, you know that you can push your audience or class even more. Of course, changing things up poses a great risk. Most people would rather have a safe, by-the-book presentation than risk failure for something greater.

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Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark

If you live in Japan, at some point in life, you are going to have to acquire a “hanko” (name stamp). Like a signature in western countries, a hanko is a way to represent yourself in correspondence and business transactions.

The other day, I was staring at my own hanko and wondering how I could get more use out of it. The only place that requires me to use it is my bank—I can simply sign for everything else. Then it hit me: “This would make a great blog post!”

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Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

So you’ve been doing your presentation routine for a while now. You’ve gotten used to your regular rotation of topics and can anticipate what the audience will be like for each one. Your stomach is officially butterfly free.

Then it happens. For one reason or another, you are tasked with presenting a new topic, in a new style, with a new kind of audience. You don’t know where to begin, and unfortunately, those pesky butterflies managed to find their way back into your stomach.

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