Books by Sheila Krejci
Sheila and Terri share personal examples of leveraging practical ideas, tools, techniques in presentations to audiences of 5 to 500. “Beginning with the End in Mind” and concluding with a “Call to Action” are critical steps to elevate your next presentation from great to WOW! You’ll find practical tools for engaging audiences, suggestions for materials and media to support your key messages and evaluating your effectiveness as a presenter.
Networking is a Lifetime Skill: Giving, Encouraging, Supporting without keeping score!
Consider a trapeze artist in motion. Before performing, she makes sure her safety net is in place—secure, strong and supportive. The net allows the artist to take chances, practice new routines and build her confidence for the big show. And, it’s always there…just in case. How is your NET working? Networking is a Lifetime Skill uses stories to illustrate the vitality to career and life of building, nurturing and continually reenergizing your personal and professional tapestry of contacts and relationship skills for a lifetime. Just when you need a resource, a position, a client, or even a fresh perspective, you’ll have a myriad of potential candidates to assist when your NET is securely in place.
Read tips, recommendations and questions—everything you need to effectively hire and work with a consultant before you even get together directly from consultants in multiple industries. Sheila’s Chapter 13 provides examples and relevant questions to ask when engaging a learning and development or training consultant.
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Recommended Online Resources for Presenters
Cathy Moore’s blog focuses on e-learning, but don’t be fooled into thinking it doesn’t apply to what you do as a trainer/facilitator. Her short, often humorous posts have fabulous advice for anyone designing learning experiences. Be sure to check out the “Popular Posts” in the right column to see hugely useful nuggets.
Jane Bozarth is a huge advocate of using informal learning and social media, and her posts often focus on how to identify whether formal training really is the best solution to the problem you’re trying to solve. Bozarth is passionate about stripping content to what is most useful and most timely to the learner.
Dave Zielinski’s community of presentation practitioners including media designers and presenters providing tutorials, webinars, articles, monthly newsletter and an online community sharing free and low cost learning and speaking opportunities for presenters.
Garr Reynolds’ blog (and best-selling book by the same title) is full of bite-sized pointers to make your next presentation more impactful.
Articles, BLOGS, whitepapers, books, e-books and workshop opportunities to take elevate your presentations from great to WOW!
The tips on this upbeat site apply to using any type of visuals effectively, not just PowerPoint.
Olivia Mitchell’s user-friendly website includes a blog that is easy to search and easy to read. It is especially useful for times when you have a specific presentation problem you are trying to solve and need quick, concise recommendations.
Julie Dirksen’s blog often contains pithy comics that immediately bring the abstractions of design and facilitation into “now I get it!” moments of insight for the Real World.
with loads of FREE resources; many specific to creating impactful presentation slides, Dave Paradi has a wealth of information, ideas, slide makeovers and articles that are practical and immediately useful in planning, designing and delivering presentations.