Five Things to Help You Think Differently: Issue 4

Posted: Nov 6, 2013

In an effort to help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, we wanted to share some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for many of us to look back on the year to share our major accomplishments with our leadership. Although sometimes putting together an effective presentation can feel more art than science, there are a lot of resources out there to help you get started. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Powerful Presentations

Whether you are talking to a board, leadership, or donors, presentations are a powerful tool to support your goal. Here are nine tips for making your presentation more powerful.

2. Presenting to a Board of Directors

Preparing to give a presentation to your board of directors? Make sure to set expectations up front and be confident before you walk into the room.

3. The Importance of Visuals

Visual aids have one job: to support, not steal attention away from, your presentation. Simplicity and consistency with visuals will enhance your ability to connect with your audience. Use compelling images to help reinforce your story in ways that will resonate with your audience.

4. Making Finances Understandable

The fiscal year is coming to an end and organizations are preparing year-end financial presentations. Just like any other presentation, financial reports are about telling a story.

5. Just How Long is Five Minutes?

Five minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, but much can be accomplished with the right amount of preparation. After all, it took Lincoln less than five minutes to deliver the infamous Gettysburg Address! Here are some examples of presentations, all running about five minutes long.