Persuasive Presentation Skills

Effective presentation skills help you connect, communicate, engage and persuade others. They give you a significant advantage when presenting your thoughts and ideas to colleagues and clients. We’ve compiled content with actionable steps for creating and presenting innovative and engaging presentations to help you captivate your audience.


The Secret Structure of Great Talks | 17 min run time
From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.

How to Give a Great Presentation: 7 Skills and Tips to Leave an Impression | 7 min run time
Dana Blouin is an entrepreneur currently living in Bangkok, Thailand where he is the co-founder and CEO of Mango Labs, a tech startup that is building a new quantified-self platform. Over the past two years, Dana has given hundreds of presentations and talks all over the world. These are the top 7 tips he has put together based on his experiences.

10 Presentation Ideas That Will Radically Improve Your Presentation Skills | 9 min runtime
Did you know that 83% of human learning is done visually? The more you can visually stimulate your audience, the better! A good presentation needs to be engaging, memorable, and impactful. Vanessa Van Edwards, founder of Science of People, has given hundreds of presentations; here are 10 presentation tips to make your meeting, keynote, workshop, or demonstration *spark*.

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How to Give a Good Presentation: 8 tips
Public speaking and presenting isn’t everyone’s forte, but it’s a valuable skill, regardless of your job. If you want your voice to be heard, you’ll need to master communicating your thoughts and opinions simply and politely.

Best Practices For Virtual Presentations: 15 Expert Tips That Work For Everyone
With in-person presentations, you more or less have a captive audience. But with virtual presentations, your audience has a greater opportunity to stray. You now have to compete for their eyes, ears, hearts, and minds against diminished attention spans, increased home and work life distractions, and conflicting priorities.

15 Actionable Storytelling Tips for PowerPoint Presentations
Great storytellers do two things very well. First (obviously), they tell stories. Second, through their stories, they get people to act. You might be thinking, “That’s great if you’re Steve Jobs and introducing the iPhone, but what do I do with all my everyday content? Here are 15 insanely actionable storytelling tips and tricks for all types of content.

19 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Create An Amazing Presentation
Stuck in PowerPoint purgatory? Start with this great advice.

8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Presentation Skills
Clear presentation is vital if you are in an interview for a new job, but it is an equally big deal if you aim for a new position at your current workplace. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you should always find new ways to improve your presentation skills.