Andrea Pacini - Podcast

Andrea Pacini - Podcast

By Andrea Pacini
Andrea Pacini's podcast on all things presentations and public speaking.
Available on 9 platforms
To rehearse, or not to rehearse, that is the question
 Question: in order to make a great presentation, do you have to rehearse several times before the big day?  
04:29
March 12, 2019
Albert Mehrabian’s 7-38-55 rule of communication - Debunked
What you say counts only for 7%. Wrong! 
02:30
March 11, 2019
The power of a smile and why it’s so important for your presentations
Smiles are powerful because they are universal: in all cultures people smile to express joy and satisfaction. If there is one thing we can do to improve the impact of our presentations, it’s to smile a little more.
03:39
March 9, 2019
3 common communication mistakes to avoid
Eye contact, movement and silence. 
03:53
March 8, 2019
Three ideas to end a presentation strong
If you want to end strong, plan your presentation with the end in mind. The conclusion is not just the last chronological piece of the topics you covered during a presentation—it is the main theme. Starting with the end in mind means that your conclusion—what the audience has to remember—comes first.
06:15
March 7, 2019
Three ideas to start a presentation strong
Starting strong is important because it only takes a few seconds for people to decide whether or not to follow you
05:19
March 6, 2019
The fundamental principles of communication: Memorability [PART 3]
How can you present your ideas in a way that will be remembered? There are three elements to consider. 
04:52
March 5, 2019
The fundamental principles of communication: Novel [PART 2]
For a message to stick it has to be novel. 
03:20
March 4, 2019
The fundamental principles of communication: Emotion [PART 1]
You can have the greatest idea in the world and the slides of the century but if you can’t communicate your ideas, it doesn’t matter. And it’s negligent, because you deny the world of something of great value.
05:24
March 2, 2019
What The London Tube Map Can Teach You About Design
The New York subway map is geographically complete, accurate and detailed while the map of the London tube is based on fiction. Which one works best and why?
02:59
March 1, 2019
Using visuals in technical presentations
Can technical presentations be more visual? Totally!  
01:43
February 28, 2019
How many words should I have on my slides?
A PowerPoint slide contains on average 40 words. With such an average the reason why most presentations are boring is quite obvious.
02:35
February 27, 2019
Animations in presentations: are they useful?
An animation is useful only if it helps your listeners better understand your message. If it doesn't, it becomes a distraction. When in doubt, leave it out. 
01:55
February 26, 2019
Who says you have to include you logo on every slide?
Your audience will remember you if you give a great presentation, not because you’ve included a repetitive element on each slide.
01:39
February 25, 2019
Who says we have to use slides?
"People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.”—Steve Jobs 
02:01
February 23, 2019
The PowerPoint feature you can’t ignore
How to create visual presentations AND a hand-out for more details without spending too much time.
02:27
February 22, 2019
Slides and documents are not the same thing and should be separated
“Slides are slides. Documents are documents. They aren't the same thing […] Much death-by-PowerPoint suffering could be eliminated if presenters clearly separated the two in their own minds before they even started planning their talks.”—Garr Reynolds
05:43
February 21, 2019
Two simple ways to display your data more effectively
We often focus too much on the data itself and too little on the message behind the data
03:10
February 19, 2019
Choosing the correct font size
Go big or go home 
01:49
February 18, 2019
People prefer faces
Eye gaze and the power of faces
03:43
February 15, 2019
The two ingredients of a great slide
In order to create a great presentation, it’s important to understand how to design a great slide.
01:52
February 14, 2019
White space in presentation design: what it is and why you should use it
White space is not wasted space. It is what more than anything else determines the functionality of a presentation.
04:29
February 9, 2019
How to use the rule of thirds in your slides
Let's learn from photography. 
02:45
February 8, 2019
The picture superiority effect in presentation design
Images are more likely to be remembered than words. 
02:08
February 7, 2019
What is signal-to-noise ratio and how does it affect presentations?
 Signal-to-noise ratio is one of the fundamental principles of design, which is also relevant in the context of presentations.
02:07
February 6, 2019
Introduction to presentation design
Paying attention to the design of a presentation is essential not only because it makes a presentation nicer, but also more functional. Effective design helps your audience better understand your message. 
03:12
February 5, 2019
10 tips for preparing a great presentation
Here’s a list of ten guidelines for preparing your presentation effectively.
02:53
February 4, 2019
Public Speaking: How Tim Ferriss prepares himself every time
Here's how Tim Ferriss structures his presentations
02:32
February 2, 2019
The curse of knowledge
Here's why most presentations go against what science tells us about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to communication. 
03:12
February 1, 2019
The right questions to ask when planning your presentation
"How many slides?" and "Is PowerPoint better than Keynote?" aren't part of the list.
03:36
January 31, 2019
How to give credibility to your ideas
It's not just about data and numbers. 
02:22
January 29, 2019
How to create curiosity in an audience
 With surprise you capture attention, with curiosity you keep it.
03:19
January 28, 2019
The 6 characteristics of ideas that last
Why do some ideas survive and others die? Chip and Dan Heath have given us the answer in a book that is essential for improving communication skills (Made To Stick). 
07:34
January 26, 2019
The science of presentations
A presentation is a mix of art and science. Although the creation of a presentation is a creative activity, creativity alone isn’t enough—it has to go hand in hand with an understanding of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to visual communication. 
06:31
January 25, 2019
Science says you can’t read and listen at the same time
People can't read and listen at the same time. Why? The written text is processed in the same part of the brain that processes the spoken text. 
03:42
January 24, 2019
The simplest ad ever made: a lesson on simplicity
 One of the best examples of simplicity I know is Ivar's 2009 Super Bowl ad. 
02:22
January 23, 2019
The three-second rule
Have you ever wondered how soon an audience should be able to understand the message behind a slide? 
02:15
January 22, 2019
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Simplicity is the key word behind any successful presentation.
02:48
January 6, 2019
Three is the most important number in communication
It’s the rule of three.
03:58
January 6, 2019
The message map: one of the most important tools in communication
Here’s a great tool to communicate a message in a clear, simple and effective way.
03:38
January 6, 2019
How to prepare a presentation
Turn your laptop off, take pen and paper and plan your presentation in an analogue way.
04:28
January 5, 2019
This is the objective of a presentation
Tip: it’s not to inform
02:04
January 5, 2019
Why are presentations important?
2 reasons why presentations matter.
01:54
January 5, 2019
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