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”
    1. Reading slides
    2. Too long, too much info
    3. Lack of interaction
    4. Lifeless presenters
    5. Room/technical problems
  • The book is divided into 5 sections:
    1. “The Sorry State of the Art” – Review of the survey
    2. “Building Better Presentations” – Presentation story structure
    3. “Improving Your Delivery” – Speaking skills
    4. “PowerPoint is Your Friend” – Science behind imagery, text and verbal communications
    5. “The Small Stuff” – Technical items, handouts, logistics, etc.
  • Best advice from the conversation with Andy – do not end on Q&A.


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