episode 73: Presenting in a Non-Profit World (with Andy Goodman)
Troy, Nolan and Sandy are joined by Andy Goodman, a sought out expert on storytelling, communications and presentation in the world of non-profits, NGOs and foundations. We talk about his history and focus on his book Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes for a fantastic hour of amazing presentation philosophy and talk about what to do – and what not to do – for presentations.
Andy Goodman is author of 3 books; Storytelling as Best Practice, Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes, and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.
Note: Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes can be downloaded FREE at the Goodman Center website (see below for link)
The book identifies the “Five Fatal (Presentation) Problems”
Too long, too much info
Lack of interaction
The book is divided into 5 sections:
“The Sorry State of the Art” – Review of the survey
“Building Better Presentations” – Presentation story structure
“Improving Your Delivery” – Speaking skills
“PowerPoint is Your Friend” – Science behind imagery, text and verbal communications
“The Small Stuff” – Technical items, handouts, logistics, etc.
Best advice from the conversation with Andy – do not end on Q&A.