A Presentation Lesson From Number Crunchers

By Jerry Weissman / May 15, 2017

This blog was originally published on Forbes as A Presentation Lesson From Number Crunchers on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. “Number crunchers,” “Bean counters,” and “Green eyeshades” are labels often used to describe people who work in the world of finance.


Saved From Death By PowerPoint

By Jerry Weissman / April 14, 2017

If you want to learn about a solution to an age old problem, read more here…


Andreessen Horowitz Shows How To Avoid The Worst Death By PowerPoint

By Jerry Weissman / June 24, 2015

This blog was originally published on Forbes as Andreessen Horowitz Shows How To Avoid The Worst Death By PowerPoint on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Of all the many bad raps against PowerPoint—TMI (Too Much Information), MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over), Data Dump, Show up and Throw Up, and “Just mail me the deck!”—the worst is The Laundry List, in […]


Four Presentation Skills from Five Corporate Leaders

By Jerry Weissman / April 15, 2015

Please see Jerry’s latest blog post on Slideshop.


Audiences Revolt Against PowerPoint

By Jerry Weissman / April 2, 2015

After suffering endless hours of torment enduring encyclopedic slideshows, long-suffering audience are trying to find new ways…


How Tinder Can Help Your Love Life and Presentations

By Jerry Weissman / February 19, 2015

The reason those right swipes are so addictive is because they tap into an almost primal force: in western culture, we read from left to right…


Jerry’s Interview with Expressive Leader

By The Expressive Leader / October 13, 2014

Jerry was recently featured on an episode of Expressive Leader’s podcast series. Listen to learn some of Jerry’s methods…


Never the Twain Shall Meet

By Jerry Weissman / October 16, 2013

The separation functions of Microsoft’s PowerPoint and Word are the subject of Jerry’s post on Forbes. Please click on this link to read.


"But I'm not an artist"

By Jerry Weissman / February 7, 2013

Just because you are not an artist doesn’t mean your slides can’t be visually stimulating.  Take the time to explore the world of “infographics” and start giving life to your slides.  Read the full blog on Indezine.


David Letterman’s Top Ten

By Jerry Weissman / December 5, 2012

On Sunday, President Obama awarded David Letterman, along with several other artists, among them Dustin Hoffman, the Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through the arts. In his nearly two decades as the host of the CBS “Late Night” show, Mr. Letterman has made his nightly reading of his “Top Ten” list a social […]


"It's all about you!"

By Jerry Weissman / May 23, 2012

Or is it?  We know you love to talk about yourself, but please avoid focusing your presentation on you and your company.  Instead, when you present, it should always be “all about them.”  Them being your audience and their needs.  Read how to start your presentation off right on Huffington Post.


When NOT to Tell 'Em

By Jerry Weissman / April 25, 2012

“Get on with it!” Senator Barry Goldwater, the Republican candidate for president in 1964 infamously said, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” This misguided view of political policy became a major factor in Mr. Goldwater’s landslide loss to Lyndon Johnson, but it […]


How Audiences See

By Jerry Weissman / March 8, 2012

Learn some helpful tips and tricks to aid your slide creation today on Indezine.  Go with the natural flow of the human eye and stop making your audience work so hard!


John Doerr's “Chalk” Talks

By Jerry Weissman / January 4, 2012

Vet your best presentation techniques against one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists, John Doerr, and learn some useful tips and tricks for tailoring your presentation to your audience.  See how you measure up on Forbes.


Vinod Khosla's Five-Second Rule

By Jerry Weissman / October 26, 2011

Relying on slides to tell and deliver your story is a sure way to lose your audience and, potentially, a new investment.  Take Vinod Khosla’s five-second rule to heart when creating slides for your presentation and feel the difference in your delivery as well as your audience’s response.  Today on Forbes.


Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the Water

By Jerry Weissman / September 14, 2011

Consider your audience when creating a slideshow for your presentation in order to make their experience more pleasant.  Slides that are cluttered will only confuse your audience and cause their interest to slip.  Read the full story on Indezine.


Swimming Lessons and Presentations

By Jerry Weissman / August 17, 2011

See how taking small steps toward improving your presentation skills are similar to that of learning how to swim.  By gradually adding practice and methodology to your existing presentation flow, you will progress into a confident and powerful presenter, without any “floaties.”  Today on HBR.


Anti-PowerPoint Party

By Jerry Weissman / August 10, 2011

Don’t do away with PowerPoint completely, just do it better!  Learn how one group from Switzerland is trying to persuade the business world to step up their PowerPoint game on Indezine.


Go in the Right Direction

By Jerry Weissman / July 27, 2011

Keep your audience at ease with this simple trick in slide development.  Read how Jerry dissects the natural human response to the way your story reads, on Indezine.



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