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Have you ever wondered would be like to listen to Pericles or Caesar or any of the other great orators from antiquity? They did not have PowerPoint,they did not have a 35mm slide projectors, they did not have prompters, they did not have notes yet they gave some of the greatest speeches in history. We have come to rely on technology to help us deliver a presentation often at the expense of the material and content being presented. Technology is an enabler and can expand the multimedia aspect of our presentation and the potential listeners but fundamentally we are still giving a speech. That speech must be interesting, must keep the audiences attention and have a purpose. When Pericles convinced the Athenian assembly to go to war against Sparta and then convince them not to go outside their longwall and fight he must've had an extremely convincing argument. This approach was contrary to Greek honor and warfare up until that point in time. So irrespective of the media tools we use to aid us in the delivery of a presentation first and foremost we must make sure that our presentation is interesting, clearly states our position and asks the participant to perform a clearly defined activity.

To assist in this task I have formulated the NPD Framework which is a process flow that will aid you in creating professional presentations and developing the comfort levels needed to overcome the fear of presenting. Click the NPD Framwork link to view a video or presentation of the Framework. The presentation is self running and there is no need to advance the slides.


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