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If you haven’t read the book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action, here’s a sneak peak at the table of contents, the introduction and the first chapter!

The book shares a ton of ideas, tips and tools to help you make your presentations more engaging and interactive. Whereas this page has many of the tools you need to move your presentations from boring to BRAVO! And here’s the best part: They are FREE to you!

I’d like to keep you informed about new “Free Stuff” – but this is entirely optional. Your information will be kept private and I promise I will not share/sell your information or deluge you with a sequence of emails!

Note: Most of the downloads are in pdf or word format – so you can choose to use as is, or customize it to your own preferences.

Arnold_cover_low-res-3-150x150Preview the book – (PDF only) If you haven’t read the book yet, here’s the table of contents, the introduction and the first chapter!

checklist1-150x150Technique Checksheet – (PDF) – Here’s a quick reference guide of all the techniques listed in my book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action.

curves-150x150Energy Curves – (PDF) | (PPT) – When infusing your presentation with these techniques, you can use these energy curves to see if you are moving the audience from a high-energy, high-impact, or high-intensity technique to a less-intense activity. As you place your “technique cards” along the curves, you will be able to see if the flow makes sense to you.

checklist1-150x150Technique Cards – (PDF) | (DOC) – Use this template to identify the objective for each segment or “bit” and to help you pick just the right technique that will engage and involve your audience.

rsvp-150x150Response Cards – (PDF) | (DOC) When taking a straw poll, print out these cards to quickly assess the audience response. I print “yes/agree” on green card stock, “maybe/undecided” on yellow card stock, and “no/disagree” on red card stock.

committment-150x150Commitment Cards -(PDF) | (DOC) – At the end of your speech, you may want to ask the audience to commit to a specific action. One technique I use is to ask them to complete this commitment card.

timer-150x150Countdown Timer – (PPT) – When on a break, start the countdown timer so all know when you will reconvene. This timer is in PowerPoint format, so you can easily customize it with your own color scheme and photos!

footprints-150x150FootprintsBlack | Blue | Green | Orange | Red | White | Yellow |
– Engage the audience even before they step into your room with these colorful footprints! Just print out a bunch of the left and right footprints on a full sheet of clear labels, cut out the footprints and slap them on the floor leading into your room. (Note: Pick a contrasting color so they don’t blend into the floor!)

clipboard-150x150Inclusive Language Checksheet – (PDF) | (DOC) – Use this checksheet to count the number of times you use inclusive language (personal pronouns and some form of the words “you” and “we”) vs. the times you use the imperial “me” and “I”. If you are truly engaging the audience, you should, at a minimum, be 2:1. Ideally, you should aim for 4:1. Remember, it’s about them, not you!

checkmark21-150x150Presentation Self Assessment – (PDF) | (DOC) – Want to get better? If you really want to improve your presentation skills, go the extra mile and critique yourself using this form – instructions provided!

briefcase-150x150Presenter Packing List – (PDF) | (DOC) – Here’s a handy-dandy checklist I use to make sure I have packed everything I need!

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