How to make sure things don't go wrong in your next virtual presentation Mar 25, 2021

Do this stuff BEFORE you start your presentation – or you’re going to be left scrambling when your microphone cuts out for no reason.


Take a minute or three to read this infographic — it could make your next presentation amazing.

 

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4 Key ways to make your presentation more engaging Mar 25, 2021

Get your audience focused, paying attention and contributing - become the most interesting person they've met today.


People are going to tune out of your presentation. Here’s 4 things you can do to get them listening and engaged.

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Jigsaw Massive Graphic – How to cheat on an RFP Mar 25, 2021

Consider these...let’s call them “workarounds”... the next time you want to find a way to stand out from the crowd. 


“Well, they’ve been pretty specific about what they want in the RFP…”


So

Just because you have to follow the rules doesn’t you...

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Jigsaw Sample Graphic – Why your proposal is ugly Mar 25, 2021

Clients judge you on how good your proposals looks. Hire a designer and make it easy understand the sale, not just the content. 


Most proposals I see are awful to look at. Bad design. Zero navigation. A focus on “tell” instead of “sell.”


Stand out by not just creating...

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Jigsaw Comparison – The value of "why" in your proposals Mar 25, 2021

“What” is about telling. “Why” is about selling. Look for these differences when it comes to creating context in your proposal. 


“About us.” “The strategy.” “The idea.”

Shuffle through the pages of any proposal and you’ll see...

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Jigsaw Overview Graphic – How to sell an idea Mar 25, 2021

How do you convince an audience that doesn’t know you or your idea to spend money on you and your idea? 


One of the things I’m always baffled by is how people confuse the “sale” with the “product.” Too often, we go into pitches and presentations touting the...

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Jigsaw Checklist – Hot to make your proposal arresting and valuable Mar 25, 2021

Readers engage when they know what to expect – these are the tools to create those expectations.


Are you making the best use of your client’s time?

Your proposal (probably) isn’t. It’s (probably) jammed full of specs and stats. Be better than that. Give your audience...

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