The Science Of Influence


Here is my Prezi which I use with boards mainly in retail and professional services sectors.

Hope you find it interesting


Using Prezi to Build Visually Captivating Presentations Outside of PowerPoint



In today’s changing technology landscape, PowerPoint has some competition as new technologies such as Keynote and Prezi offer enticing alternatives.   It is about finding the right tool to match what you need for your presentation.  Watch and listen as Prezi’s Drew Banks and David Malpass explore how you can learn to think differently about your presentations and how to create cinematic, 3D experiences for your audience.  They transform a standard PowerPoint presentation into a Prezi presentation so you can discover the differences for yourself.  They show us how to get started with Prezi and how to maximize the power of the technology with tips and ideas.


About Drew Banks

banksAfter treading across NC State’s “Brickyard” plaza and down MIT’s infinite corridor, Drew cut his entrepreneurial teeth within game-changing companies such as SAS and Silicon Graphics. Hooked on disruptive innovation, Drew co-founded Pie Digital in 2005 to make home networking easy as Pie! At Prezi, Drew returns to his SGI-spawned passion to change the world through visualization. Drew also writes. He’s published a couple of business books on communications and social media, as well as a couple of novels on … life.


About David Malpass

David Malpass

David is familiar with myriad aspects of marketing optimization, especially in the necessarily agile start-up environment. Using metrics to create and optimize marketing campaigns, David analyzes and perfects marketing operations ranging from all aspects of electronic messaging and search engine marketing, to social media marketing and beta testing programs.

Professional Graphics Secrets for Non-Designers

Make amazing slides… fast. Great slides increase attention, retention, and success. Learn the secrets industry leaders use to turn Screenshot 2014-07-28 15.00.08bad slides into clear, compelling slides. See what makes a slide the best-of-the-best and how to do it yourself using free or low-cost tools and best practices. Watch as Mike Parkinson from Billion Dollar Graphics transforms ho-hum, real-world slides into slides you will never forget using the techniques he will teach you.

Topics include:
• Make professional graphics fast
• Validate the success of your slides—before you make your slides
• When and how to use logos, bullets, icons, symbols, pictures, animations, and graphics
• Slide-making techniques that save you time and money

Attendees also get the following tools:
1. Graphics Cheat Sheet
2. Slide Success Checklist
3. Top 12 Free and Low-cost Websites for Graphics


About Mike Parkinson:

mike with spaceMike Parkinson is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, presentation specialist and award-winning author. Mike regularly works with large and small companies to make clear, compelling, successful presentations. Visit Billion Dollar Graphics ( and Get My Graphic ( for helpful presentation tools. He also is a partner at 24 Hour Company (, a premier marketing and visual communication firm.

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