10 provocative PowerPoint presentation practices

PowerPoint is practically synonymous with presentations. The application has all the tools you need to make a professional-looking slideshow that pops with audio, video, and custom animations. However, some features for designing a

Published on: April 17th, 2012 Helen Bradley

Video Rewind: Steve Jobs’ famed presentation gusto

As Steve Jobs steps down as Apple's CEO, he'll best be remembered for his presentation flair when unveiling hit products like the iPod and iPhone.Even in ill health, Jobs has been appearing on

Published on: August 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Client virtualization payoffs worth the effort for SMBs

In IT's never-ending search for efficiency improvements, client virtualization and its subsets -- presentation, application and desktop virtualization -- must be considered.Client virtualization reduces IT management costs by centralizing applications in a data

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Kathi Grumke

Video Rewind: Steve Jobs’ presentation perfection

As many have noted, perhaps today's model of presentation perfection is high-tech's uber-presenter and the subject of Carmine Gallo's new book (now available): Apple's Steve Jobs. In The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs:

Published on: January 18th, 2011 Thomas Wailgum

5 tech titans who should never open their mouths in public

Known for his on-stage antics, Steve Ballmer is a rather extreme example of a businessman gone wild. Perhaps he is the greatest actor known to man. Perhaps he's just crazy. Either way, this

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Joe Doherty

Apple iPad not suited for work

Despite the availability of its own version of iWorks, Apple's new iPad remains an entertainment device, not an obvious business tool. Still, it has possibilities.The closer the business app is to entertainment, the

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 David Coursey

Improve public speaking skills with honest feedback

A few minutes into the speech, you notice it. Maybe it's a phrase the speaker keeps repeating, or a podium death-grip making the microphone wobble. Maybe it's a swiveling chair that never stops

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson

Using Webinars to wow your audience – tips from an expert

As a card-carrying extrovert, there's almost nothing I like better than being on stage, making sure a room full of people are being entertained and engaged. Years of piano recitals banished my stage

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson

5 ways to botch up your next presentation

Carmine Gallo, presentation coach and author of the upcoming book The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (McGraw-Hill, October 2009), has counseled many executives on how to give a great presentation. He's also witnessed

Published on: May 25th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Bluetooth bonanza – 10 great gadgets to add to your arsenal

These days, almost every conceivable gadget comes with Bluetooth - from your laptop to your mobile phone. Named after 10th-century King Harald Bluetooth, who was temporarily able to unite several warring Scandinavian tribes,

Published on: April 17th, 2009 Brian Nadel

How to be a compelling and charismatic speaker

Given the choice between picking up a live snake or a live microphone, many of you reading this would reach for the reptile. Even the name of this new column-Center Stage-may produce a

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Maryfran Johnson

10 tips for creating an awesome PowerPoint presentation

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Microsoft's PowerPoint software has become many things to many people: a lifesaver to busy execs attempting to explain critical and complex financial data to their peers;

Published on: November 28th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Slideshow Showdown: PowerPoint 2008 vs. Keynote ’08

To compare Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 and Keynote '08, I used both programs to create a presentation on space exploration, starting with built-in templates and then adding some special effects.Layouts, tools While both programs

Published on: April 17th, 2008 Franklin N. Tessler

Six tips to help small businesses think big

Everybody thinks small-to-midsize businesses are the hot new market these days. Carriers, in particular, are leaping with relish into sales programs aimed at smaller companies -- because often, these folks deliver higher margins

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Johna Till Johnson