When I first started out as a designer in the world of presentations, desktop publishers and PowerPoint experts were considered _??non-designers’. It certainly wasn’t trendy _?_ the cool kids wanted to go work in the big name agencies.
The thought leaders in our industry worked hard to transform the perception and now a group of experts have joined forces to continue the shift in presentation culture, creating Presentation-Guru.com _?_ an online resource for presenters and presentation creators.
The inspiration came from a hole in the market: no reliable resources for insights that aren’t commercially motivated; it’s exciting because until now there hasn’t been anywhere to go for a non-biased opinion. Yes, I’ve made a living out of presentations _?_ but I don’t get commission from the software! It makes no difference to me if clients use PowerPoint, Prezi or Keynote. What’s important is presenters deliver a strong message that’s easy for the audience to understand.
Presentation-Guru.com_??is driven by an International team of speakers, writers, and designers who strive to improve the quality of presentations and public speaking. We believe the opportunity to change a single person’s mind can possibly change the world. _??The website is a resource designed to help everyone deliver their message with more impact, energy and influence.
We agreed that great presentations comprised of four things:
- Compelling content
- Visual impact
- Powerful delivery
- Effective technology
Our focus is to support everyone in the Presentation industry:
- Presentation Professionals_??_?__??designers, writers, trainers, consultants looking for quick, fresh ideas.
- Experienced Public Speakers / presenters looking for new concepts.
- Newbies / students interested in tools that help them write and deliver presentations that increase their capabilities and build skills that garner a competitive edge in their careers.
I’m personally committed to transforming the culture of presentations because I see the positive global impact of influential speakers _?_ look at Al Gore and Elon Musk. We might not personally change the world, but we all have the power to make a difference by combining clear content with visual design in all we do _?_ home, work and life.
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Presentation-Guru_??is the new digital magazine for presentation professionals across the world. Launched June 1st, 2016 _?_ a platform for the freshest thinkers in the world of presentation writing, design, performance and technology.