29 - How to Create a Presentation Your Audience will Listen To (and Actually Remember)
Organizing for Change Podcast - Episode 29 Show Notes
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Host, Amanda Decker joins Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr, founders of Info Inspired.
Jamie and Robin have been been where you are – charged with creating presentations (written or verbal) as part of their job with no training about what makes a great presentation or keeps an audience engaged.
Their work has been primarily in the nonprofit and public sectors.
Essentially, people working in the these fields are expected to accomplish a lot with very little and they’re incredibly good at it. However, if there is one exception to this rule it’s probably in the presentation arena. We have a tendency to do things like get very excited about our data, schedule a three hour presentation to share it, and then attempt to explain it using a series of complicated graphs and hieroglyphics. Jamie and Robin both admit, they are guilty!
To make a long story short, after many years of putting people to sleep with these methods, Jamie & Robin thought it was time to make some changes. And so their journey began. Together, they have spent the last several years researching and testing ways to not only capture and hold an audience’s attention, but to inspire audiences. They have also spent countless hours refining the presentation planning process, identifying free resources, and learning how to maximize the tools they already had. It’s also important to know they aren’t graphic designers, artists, or especially tech savvy. Everything that they do, you can do too.
They say their high point – the point we knew we they on to something – was when people told them their presentation about logic models (yes, logic models) was the best presentation they’d ever seen! And after having some presentation successes, they started to get requests to provide tips and assist others. This conversation was amazing, and I hope you find it a great resource for your work!
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Welcome to Episode 029 of the Podcast:
Guest: Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr, Founders- Info Inspired
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Insights from This Episode:
Jamie & Robin Give (4) Steps to Remember when Creating a Presentation!
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