Presentation Zen

Presentation Zen Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery was recommended to me by both Ken Maready of Hutchison Law Group, a VT KnowledgeWorks sponsor, and by Bob Summers, CEO of EnergyWare, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company.

The author's subtitle is nice but I would give it this one:  How To Keep Your Audience from Texting During Your PowerPoint Presentation.

Are Ken and Bob trying to tell me something?

Among five others, Handshake 2.0 was selected to pitch its business concept at the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit on April 7, 2010.

Here's the greatest challenge I've read so far:

"Questions We Should Be Asking…What is my absolutely central point? Or put it this way:  If the audience could remember only one thing (and you'll be lucky if they do), what do you want it to be?"

Only one?  Yes, but I have so many slides…


The VT KnowledgeWorks Second Annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be held April 7 and 8, 2010 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia

Registration for the Entrepreneurship Summit is open for attendees, advertisers and Technology Showcase displays as long as space is available until March 31, 2010.


VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge TrophyVT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce a Global Student Business Concept Challenge, August 29 – September 4, 2010, in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA.  The Challenge celebrates the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the future of our global economy.  The name of the winning team, their university name, and their home city will be etched into the base of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy as a permanent tribute to their outstanding effort.  The winning team will earn a $25,000 cash prize.

DayOne Ventures @ VT KnowledgeWorks is an invitation-only seed stage investment and mentoring program for technology-based startups, funded and operated by experienced, successful entrepreneurs who are also angel investors. 


VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer, Mayberry & Matthews IP Law, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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