Presentation Theory


Lessons from PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha presentation nights are a global phenomenon and have taken place in over 900 cities worldwide. On September 15th it was Manchester’s turn to host a 20×20 event, and BrightCarbon went along for the ride. The format of a PechaKucha presentation is simple. Speakers have 20 images on their slides, which advance automatically after 20 seconds (hence 20×20). Anyone can present

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Interactive Videos

Interactive Videos and eLearning

eLearning provides an exciting opportunity for learners to engage with an interactive platform, acquire knowledge, and develop new skills. However, most eLearning is still stuck in the past, with pages and pages of texts and a multiple choice quiz to finish. There are so many more ways to have your learners interact with your eLearning content. Let’s discuss…


“TheSkimm” and the 80/20 Concept

Many of us want to be up to date on what’s going on in the world, or at least appear to be up to date in what’s going on in the world when we go into work every morning. Every year one of my resolutions is “stay up to date on current events” or “read the newspaper more”. But much like a soap opera or a novel, if you don’t pick up from the beginning there are a lot of things that just don’t seem to make sense to you. Of course, these articles aren’t catered for the new comers…

eLearning Principles

Five simple Tips to Incorporate Teaching Principles into eLearning Creation

Do you struggle with writing and developing e-learning content? Do you spend hours considering what to include in your staff or sales training? One solution to your problem could be going back to university for one to three years; to gain a wealth of knowledge on teaching principles, strategies and best practises. Or you could just read this blog…

Sitcoms & Presentations

Presentations and Sitcoms: it’s no laughing matter

I’m a closet sitcom writer. I don’t mean I write sitcoms about closets, I just don’t tell many people about it. But you’d be surprised how the skills for writing for comedy and writing for presentations often overlap. Here are four of the things I’ve learned about writing sitcoms that I use when I write presentations – and trust me, it’s a serious business…