What I am passionate about [today]
Posted by Meg Bear on August 26, 2008
Well of course you already know what I’m most passionate about. Setting and achieving goals. There is something in me that really likes a BHAG and then making progress toward it. I also like smaller, more achievable goals.
The most obvious BHAG going on in my life, is the Fusion project, bet you want to know about it too! But, of course, you aren’t going to hear about it from me, at least not now. I do believe a day will come when I will get a chance to talk about it though, and that is what has created for me, a new passion.
I have decided to get passionate about presentations. Creating them, sharing them and learning how to better communicate. Part of that thought process has me joining the TalentedApps Blog team and participating on Twitter. I am also doing a lot of reading and observing. I’m pretty good at following patterns, so I’ve been searching out people who I think are doing a great job and seeing what I can learn from them. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far and get some tips of great things I’m missing.
Some presentations I’ve found compelling
Some Blogs I’ve found helpful
The Executive summary seems to be
- Be passionate about your topic
- Tell stories don’t read to people
- Show images NOT bullet points
- Use a remote to advance your slides
- Invest in yourself and your material
This is what I’ve learned so far. I have been doing some experimenting internally, testing out what I’ve learned and the support I’ve gotten has been very encouraging.
OK readers, what have I missed? Sound off in comments with your favorite links and tips.
My next focus will be delivery so if you have any links to excellent delivery style I’d love to hear about that as well (preferably short ones as I am doing this in my “spare” time).