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Presentasjonshansken

Er du av typen som liker å gestikulere med henda mens du presenterer? Synes du det er forstyrrende å holde en dings i henda mens du presenterer? Da er presentasjonshansken for deg! Den passer som hånd i hanske og gir en sømløs opplevelse for deg som presenterer!

VideoTalks

Det store sangbokprosjektet

"Det store sangbokprosjektet" var et hobbyprosjekt jeg har jobbet med til og fra gjennom 10 år. I denne digitale presentasjonen av en fysisk utstilling blir du tatt med gjennom prosjektet.

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Time for a New Year's resolution?

Thank you for joining our calendar this December. We truly hope you have gotten inspired by our reflections, ideas and learnings. Now, it's Christmas Eve, and the story of Cinderella will soon reveal itself once again. Relax. During December, we hope to have given you a tiny spark in the back of your head. Share more with others, try presenting more, in the year to come. We promise you that it will be worth it!

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The building blocks of compelling arguments

Do you get convinced by spreadsheets with inarguable and objective facts? Imagine a talk where the presenter lists facts, from behind a lectern, at a comedy conference. It is hard to picture this would sway the listeners. What does it take to create a compelling and convincing talk?

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The good, the Bad and the Hideous: experiments with visual presentation styles

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Visualization to cope with stage fright (part 2)

In this previous post I wrote about how I came across a few visualization techniques to manage my own fear. Today I am going to share the next one. I call it The Charlie Chaplin movie.

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Visualization to cope with stage fright (part 1)

I have always had stage fright. Growing up as a shy kid in a South-East Asian family, I was raised to mostly listen, to let the adults speak and to remain silent. Children were not supposed to be the center of attention at all. This probably affected me a lot as I grew up, getting used to being most comfortable when left unexposed. 12 years ago I started working at Bekk. Here I came across a coach that shared a few visualization techniques with me to help me cope with my anxiety when being on stage, being in the spotlight. I have used these techniques several times, and especially when preparing for important presentations, for example competency days for the whole company or big conferences like JavaZone. Today I want to share the first technique with you! I call it The cinema.

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How to improve your digital presentations (pt. 2)

If you planned for doing a presentation or two in 2020, as with the vacation plans, it might not have gone quite as planned. We have asked people in Bekk what their favourite tips and tricks are when presenting digitally. What new possibilities arises? In this article, we summarize our main findings in 12 concrete tips. Enjoy!

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How to improve your digital presentations.

The past few months in 2020 has provided us with completely new challenges talk-wise.

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What Improvisation Taught Me About Conversations

In today’s article, we’ll skip the tips, tricks, and wisdom of public speaking and say a few words about everyday conversation.

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The power of your voice

So, you’ve conquered your fear of taking the stage, you’ve prepared your presentation to perfection, and things are going well. But still the audience all seem a bit careless, and it feels like your delivery is lacking that little extra. I think it’s time to introduce the real power of your voice.

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Keep your audience engaged!

There are many ways to make sure that your audience is following along as you present. Here comes a few learning points we had from analyzing different talks, both our own talks, the king of Norway, and many many others 👑

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How to Present Like Me

If you're curious about doing tech talks, chances are you're stressed out about preparing for it. Let's see how it's done.

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GROW your presentations

Presentations can be a powerful tool for setting common goals and encouraging action, much in the same way a coach will create a better team.

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The Takahashi-method

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Fear, loathing and uneasy love: how experimentation taught me to enjoy public speaking

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Tips & tricks staying calm on stage

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Hack your paleolithic mind to overcome stage fright

Most of us feel very uneasy before going on a stage or in front of a live tv-camera. Rationally you can tell yourself that even if it all goes wrong, in a few hours you will still be alive, that you’ll still have your friends and your job. And you’ll be right. Even if you forget what to say, stutter and run crying off stage, the actual impact on your life is not that important. It’s not a matter of life and death, is it?

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Showing code in presentations

Showing the audience a snippet of code can be an easy way of getting a complex concept across. Bekk being a tech-company it is inevitable that we will have to show code in our presentations at some point, which often leads to the question; how do I make my code look good?

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Recreational talk analysis

Mondays. Mondays may be the time for contemplation and relaxation after the first working day of the week. However, Mondays may also be a good time to find your favourite position in the sofa, lean back and learn talk skills from others presenting. This blog post introduces talk analysis as a tool to be a become a better presenter yourself.

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Textless Presentations

When creating a presentation it's good to have your own style, adding your own touch. Over the years creating different presentations for conferences or for a demo, I have developed my own approach when creating the slides. I want to present it for you, and I hope you like it!

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Capture your Audience's Attention by Doing Less

On how you might unintentionnaly test people's multitasking skills during your presentations

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Mastering lightning talks

Short and succinct presentations conveying a message crafted with flawless precision. Accompanied by a set number of slides shown for a limited time. Presenters pacing their speech to line up with perfection as the next slide appears. Lightning talks are like regular talks. Only on steroids.

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How I stopped worrying and started to love holding presentations.

I had been working as a developer for a good 12 years when I was approached by my manager, and asked if I could assume the position of team lead for a while. I was humbled to be asked - however the mere thought of performing some of the tasks required by someone in that position in that particular setting was very frightening.

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How to cope with stage fright

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’ // Eminem, “Lose yourself”

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Why spend time teaching others?