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10 Tools for Infographics that every entrepreneur should know

One of the most important things we’ve been talking about in recent months is the importance of correctly presenting your ideas and proposals, from …

The Complete Guide for How to Marry Text and Images In Your Designs

<i>It’s everywhere: inspirational quotes on Instagram and funny quips on Facebook.</i> Website landing pages and online ads. From billboards to business …

Visual Design

20 of the Best Free Stock Photo Sites to Use in 2018

Looking to spruce up your content marketing in 2018 without breaking the bank? Here are 20 sites that offer free stock photos for commercial use.

Content Marketing

5 Conversation Habits Of Charismatic People

Charismatic people manage to be interesting regardless of what they’re saying. Here’s how to copy their conversation style.<p>There’s a reason Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most popular actresses today. It isn’t just that she’s smart and talented—she’s also charismatic. Even when she fell at the …

Public Speaking

How to Make Extreme Numbers Resonate

Both colossally large and infinitesimally small numbers can be hard to fathom, because they’re so abstract. Visualization can make data at the extremes easier to grasp. The key to doing it well is finding the right scale and the right approach. Here are three examples of visuals that make huge …

High School Basketball

Top 35 Presentation Books: Expert Ratings

Hundreds of presentation books are published each year.<p>Some are bad. Some are good. And some are outstanding!<p>We want to help you find the outstanding …

How to Close Your Speech With Power

Your speech is going great. You've opened with a bang and have hit all your key points. As you look out at the audience, they are on the edge of their seats; they’re nodding, and engrossed with every word that you say.<p>You’re about out of time, and you need to wrap it up. So you say:<p>-“Who has …

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds

I recently offered to talk at the local primary school, about my job (or at least part of my job). I expected to be speaking to the older kids, and …

Graphic Design

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What Your Survival Instincts Know About Pitching Ideas

So you have a big idea—or maybe your team does—and the time has come to put it to the test. Specifically, the test of <i>The Pitch</i>, that distressingly …

Self-awareness

Choosing the Perfect Image for Your Presentation

A picture is worth a thousand words. A bad stock photo, sadly, is worth a thousand giggles. We’ve seen these “laugh out loud” tragedies strewn across …

How the Top VCs Want to Be Pitched

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re preparing to pitch to a venture capitalist, you'll likely look for resources that tell you what constitutes a great pitch. And, sure, you'll find many expert tips on the best and most effective pitches. But have you stopped to …

Venture Capital

How to build a metaphor to change people’s minds – Michael Erard

If you could ask Dante where he got the idea of life as a road, or Rilke where he found the notion that time is a destroyer, they might have said the …

Does body language help a TED Talk go viral? 5 nonverbal patterns from blockbuster talks

Hand gestures might make a talk feel more compelling. In a poll that asked volunteers to rate TED Talks, there appeared to be a correlation between …

Public Speaking

5 Steps for Creating a Sales Deck that Sells

If you are looking for a compelling way to put together your next sales deck, I want to offer up a structure for you. It consists of 5 stages.<p>Why should you approach your deck in stages? It’s mainly a guideline to help you compartmentalize your talk into smaller sections. For instance, in Stage 5, …

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How to Present to Millennials

If you find yourself giving a presentation anytime soon, there is a large probability that a significant part of your audience will be comprised of millennials. These are individuals who were born between 1980-2000, and this group recently surpassed Boomers as the largest and likely …

6 questions that will change how you approach live online training - EventBuilder

Many of us are old enough to be tempted to say, “If I had only known back then what I know now…,” and fewer of us were wise enough to get a mentor to …

How to Design a Conversation of Impact

We all have our fair share, most of us probably agree that there must be a more productive way to run many of them, especially since they occupy a …

Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Management

How to Present to Senior Executives

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed — and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options. So they won’t sit still for a long presentation with a big …

460: Understand How People See You

How to Act Like the Most Powerful Girl in the Room

Steepling yes. Stacking no. And other non-verbal cues that anyone can master.<p>What's the most important part of "faking it"? Confidence. So next time you walk into a room feeling very Hannah Horvath when you really, really need to channel your inner Beyoncé, stop focusing on what to say to seem …

Public Speaking

What Type of Presenter Are You?

Knowing the answer to that question is the key to presenting your idea in the best possible light.<p>Over the last 10 years we’ve worked with thousands …

Resonate

11 top tools for creating infographics that rock

Studies have been published that reveal how powerful visuals and infographics can be, compared to written words.<p>Whether you want to effectively …

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

A study conducted at the Wharton School of Business found that:<p>50% of the audience were persuaded by a purely verbal presentation<p>67% of the audience …