Updated Presentation Basics Worksheet!

Sometimes, I think we go wrong with our presentations because we don’t take just a few minutes to jot down the basic details and think through what our “goals” for the audience might be.

If you know your key points at the start of your preparation process, then you can use those to help you stay focused from script writing to slide design to the Q&A at the end of your talk.

Take a look at the Presentation Basics worksheet. You can type in your information on the form itself, or print a copy to write on. Feel free to share it if you find it useful, and I’d like to hear your feedback on it.

Peace and Good Presentations!


Updates to the Blog!









Hello everyone!

While it’s been a long time coming, today I finally updated the site! In addition to some updated text and photos, I’ve reorganized the Resources section to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. New finds will be posted here in the appropriate category.

I’ve also created a  new Publications section and brought all of my writings and instructional materials together in one place. You can use these materials to learn more about the Three Simple Rules and how they can improve your presentations.

Information about new resources and blog posts will be available via my Twitter feed (@leehilyer) and my LinkedIn profile. There is also a new Contact page with a simple form for you to get in touch – I hope to hear from you!



Twitter Handle Changed to @leehilyer

Hi all,

I’m changing up my online presence and have changed my Twitter handle to @leehilyer (https://twitter.com/leehilyer).



Haiku Deck for iPad

Just found Haiku Deck, a presentation app for iPad. http://www.haikudeck.com. Basic app is free, additional themes available for $1.99 each. Image search is embedded within the app, making it easy to search for royalty-free, no-hassle images. Suggested keywords help refine your image search. Pretty interesting. Add a comment or link to your Haiku Deck if you’re already using the app!



Advice on Slide Backgrounds

Before & After Magazine is one of the BEST resources you can use for design information presented in an easy-to-understand way.

Hope your presentation isn’t like this…

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.