Councillor slams spate of burglaries as “despicable”

first_imgCouncillor Gerry McMonagle has said he condemns ‘in the strongest possible sense’ those responsible for the spate of recent burglaries which have struck the Manorcunningham area.The Letterkenny based Councillor, who is also chair of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee, was reacting to confirmation from Gardaí that they are investigating an aggravated break-in which occurred at a property in the village yesterday afternoon – the second such incident to have taken place in recent days.Cllr McMonagle said “I am extremely saddened by the confirmation which I have received this morning that Gardaí are carrying out an investigation in Manorcunningham following an aggravated burglary which took place at a property in the village yesterday (Wednesday) evening. “It’s understood that the occupant of the house where yesterday’s incident occurred was threatened by two masked intruders before making off with a sum of cash.“Regrettably, this is the second such burglary which has taken place in the Manorcunningham area this week after a similar break-in occurred at a house involving armed intruders and where again the occupants were threatened with violence and damaged was caused to the property.“These are despicable acts and those responsible for carrying out these burglaries are wanton criminals who have no respect for our community, other people’s property, or the rule of law.“These are the actions of mindless thugs and these attacks must be condemned in the strongest possible sense.” He added his thoughts are with the homeowners and victims involved and said he hopes that life returns to normal for them soon after in what was a terrifying and traumatic experience.He added “I would also appeal to anyone with information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to report it to An Garda Síochána at Letterkenny Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line.“These types of crimes have no place in our community and those responsible for them must be brought to justice.”Councillor slams spate of burglaries as “despicable” was last modified: February 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Where to Celebrate National Mimosa Day (or Weekend!) at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Brunch fans, rejoice! May 16 is National Mimosa Day, and there are a variety of options at Walt Disney World if you want to celebrate. Not at Walt Disney World today? No worries–you can celebrate whenever you’re down. (We won’t tell.)One of the easier breakfast/brunch reservations to get is The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m a huge fan of their sweet potato pancakes, and a mimosa goes great with that. For $18, The Wave offers a “refillable mimosa” (which comes with two refills).Looking for something a little more upscale and okay waiting to celebrate on Sunday? Brunch at the Top in the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort comes with a pretty significant price tag (around $90 per person) and is only available on Sundays, but it does include unlimited mimosas and valet parking. Swanky, eh?Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe offers a unique twist–a mimosa flight. For $14, you can choose from a variety of juices to make your three-mimosa flight. Juices include Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (aka POG juice).For the true “I’m at Walt Disney World” experience, on Saturdays and Sundays, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs offers the Frozcato Mimosa made with Dole Whip pineapple–yes, a Dole Whip Mimosa. If that doesn’t sound like weekends at Walt Disney World, I don’t know what does.Photo courtesy Wine Bar GeorgeWhere’s your favorite place to get your brunch on with a mimosa? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Slow starts dooms Marshfield football against Appleton West

first_imgTigers cannot dig out of 17-0 hole, fall to 1-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — A lack of offensive production in the first half led to the Marshfield football team falling too far behind.Appleton West held the Tigers to 41 yards and just two first downs in the first half as it built a 17-0 lead and held on in the second half to knock off Marshfield 27-16 in a Valley Football Association contest Friday night at Beell Stadium.West quarterback Alec Goffard ran for 116 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and running back Patrick Ourada added 63 yards on the ground and another score to help the Terrors (1-1 overall and VFA North) take a 17-0 lead by halftime.Marshfield, which put up 38 points in its season opener against Oshkosh West last week, was stymied again and again by a stout West defense that allowed only one play longer than nine yards in the first half and held the Tigers to minus-5 yards passing on four completions.Marshfield’s Skyler Theisen returns a kickoff during the second quarter of Friday’s game against Appleton West at Beell Stadium. West won 27-16.“(Appleton West) wasn’t the team we played last week,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “They were well-versed and scouted (us). We’re going to face that all year now. We figured out some things in the second half to alleviate some of the stuff they were taking away. They have some good athletes over there. Their corners and safeties were good. They didn’t respect us passing, and their safeties were right up in our face.”Marshfield (1-1, 0-1 VFA West) made a game of it in the third quarter, scoring on both of its possessions.A 28-yard pass play from Ryan Krueger to Isaac Meverden and a 21-yard toss to Andy Goettl set up a 9-yard touchdown run by Brant Bohman. Isaiah Baierl ran in a two-point conversion to cut the Terrors’ lead to 17-8.West responded with an eight-play, 73-yard drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown run by Goffard, who finished with 176 yards rushing overall.Marshfield came back with another impressive drive, going 60 yards in eight plays. Despite two false start penalties, the Tigers were able to find the end zone again. A 16-yard pass from Krueger to Meverden brought the Tigers to the 10, and two plays later Andy Goettl ran in from the 3 for a touchdown. Krueger threw a two-point conversion to Bohman to make it a one-score game at 24-16 with 55 seconds to go in the third quarter.“We got it figured out, and Ryan got himself back on track in the second half,” Denny Goettl said. “We started moving the football again, and when you hit some passes, it opens up things.”West ripped off a long 14-play drive that chewed up more than seven minutes on the clock and ended with an 18-yard field goal by Jack Porter to push the lead to 27-16.Marshfield could not get much going on its final two possessions, both ending on failed fourth-down plays.Ourada finished with 187 yards rushing in all, 124 coming in the second half as the Terrors were able to run out the clock.Marshfield plays at Hortonville next Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.“We have to be prepared for everything now,” Denny Goettl said. “We go to the Hortonville, and they beat these guys (Appleton West). It’s going to be a good battle. We’ll get after it. That’s all you can do.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Terrors 27, Tigers 16Appleton West 10 7 7 3 – 27Marshfield 0 0 16 0 – 16First QuarterAW – Jack Porter 19 field goal, 2:03.AW – Alec Goffard 10 run (Porter kick), 0:33.Second QuarterAW – Patrick Ourada 3 run (Porter kick), 6:21.Third QuarterM – Brant Bohman 9 run (Isaiah Baierl run), 6:53.AW – Goffard 20 run (Porter kick), 4:08.M – Andy Goettl 3 run (Bohman pass from Ryan Krueger), 0:55.Fourth QuarterAW – Porter 18 field goal, 5:42.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Appleton West 17; Marshfield 10.Rushing (att-yards): AW 54-369; MAR 33-132.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): AW 5-20-54-0; MAR 9-27-100-2.Total yards: AW 413; MAR 232.Penalties (no.-yards): AW 11-96; MAR 6-50.Fumbles (total-lost): AW 1-0; MAR 2-1.Punting (no.-avg.): AW 7-33.0; MAR 6-34.5.Individual StatisticsRushing: AW, Patrick Ourada 28-187, Alec Goffard 24-176, Luke Pauling 1-7. M, Ryan Krueger 7-48, Brant Bohman 10-33, Andy Goettl 9-28, Isaiah Baierl 5-16, Quinton Alexander 2-7.Passing: AW, Goffard 5-17-54-0, Carson Hacker 0-3-0-0. M, Krueger 9-27-100-2.Receiving: AW, Noah Garcia 1-16, Seth Kurkowski 1-15, Blake Pahlow 1-10, Ourada 1-4. M, Bohman 4-minus 5, Isaac Meverden 2-44, Baierl 1-23, Goettl 1-21, Mitch Wilhelm 1-17.Interceptions (defense): AW, Kevin Pritzl, Garcia.Fumble recoveries (defense): AW, Luke Pauling.Punting: AW, Garcia 7-33.0. M, Krueger 6-34.5Records: Appleton West 1-1 overall and Valley Football Association North; Marshfield 1-1 overall, 0-1 VFA West.last_img read more

Geocaching Claims 2X Participants as Foursquare, Launches New Android App

first_imgGeocaching, the game of finding objects hidden around the world using a GPS device, is believed to have 5 million participants worldwide, according to leading commercial portal Geocaching.com. That company released a new geocaching app for Android this morning, with a price tag of $9.99. With more than 5 million participants, Geocaching.com calls the practice “the most popular location-based game on Earth.” That’s a number not for one particular company, but an estimate of all the geocaching participants across different platforms. Still, the game is typically thought of as a pretty nerdy pass-time, but it remains twice as big as the much hyped location startup Foursquare. Are we Foursquare fans missing out on something?While Foursquare in particular has garnered a huge amount of media attention, it is just one of many different types of location-based services. As a service based on social sharing of your location, it may be less appealing to many people than are other service that leverage, but don’t share, where you are. Location based social networks may be more difficult for people to understand, as well.Foursquare relaunched yesterday with a new emphasis on features that could be described as geofencing: an option to receive push notifications from trusted sources or to-do items when you check-in within a certain proximity of associated locations. That’s an important differentiator between the startup and the new Facebook Places. Might Foursquare implement a geocaching-type feature as well? One thing’s for certain, these new location-based social games are more interesting, more innovative and more compelling for technology-focused press to talk about than old fashioned (10 year old) geocaching. More people appear interested in playing geocaching so far, though. Tags:#Location#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement marshall kirkpatrick The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

South Carolina ~ Corporate Income Tax: DOR Updates Guidance on Nexus Creating Activities

first_imgThe South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a revenue ruling detailing its position on activities that may or may not create nexus for South Carolina corporate income tax. The ruling represents the Department’s official position on income tax nexus at this time, although the responses are subject to prospective change due to future statutes, regulations, court decisions, or advisory opinions. The specified activities outlined in the ruling are grouped in the following categories:– general activities;– registration with state agencies/departments;– ownership/leasing of in-state property;– ownership interest of in-state pass-through entities;– licensing intangibles;– employee activities – sales related;– employee activities – non-sales related;– activities of unrelated parties;– distribution and delivery;– financial activities/transactions;– transactions with South Carolina printers;– cloud computing or software as a service (SaaS) transactions; and– Internet-based activities.The guidance replaces and updates Revenue Ruling 03-4 by including cloud computing or SaaS transactions, Internet-based activities, and more.Revenue Ruling 16-11, South Carolina Department of Revenue, July 27, 2016, ¶400-825last_img read more

Why Apple Is Always On The Digg Front Page — And You’re Not

first_img StumbleUponis, my opinion, the best of these three options to promote a nichewebsite. You get traffic sometimes right from the first vote you get,when someone does discover your site. You can get up to 200 visitorsjust by being submitted. Thatshould of course not be your only goal. You can get popular on StumbleUpon aswell, although the antiquated front page metaphor stemming fromnewspapers does not work here. StumbleUpon is nonlinear and more “What’s good for General Motors is what’s good for the country”? With respect to social media sites like del.icio.us if you offer some valuable online resources users might want to come back for, online tools, big lists, tutorials Originally published Nov 30, 2007 10:53:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 In summary, it is good to understand the culture and goals of the social media sites. Don’t try to get on the front page of digg if you don’t have content that you think will likely appeal to its users. social news StumbleUpon a strong opinion on a popular topic if you sport a great design Like onDigg you need approx. 80 – 90 users to bookmark you in a short time periods to get popular and end up on the front page. If you’re If you manage to convince something between 60 – 90 other diggers toDigg it within less than 24 hours after submitting you will end up on thefront page. Unless your article gets buried. Which is pretty likely tohappen, especially if the digg user base thinks the article is spam orlame. . site out there. Digg is a great place for you to get big spikes in traffic if you arecreating content that is interesting and not overly promotional. Ifyou can’t do this, don’t waste your time on digg. You’re unlikely toget many diggs or much traffic. WhileDigg is about social news (which is often time-sensitive), del.icio.us ismore about saving links to websites you would want to return to. Thusresources, online tools or magazines and blogs which you will want tovisit at least twice will perform well at del.icio.us Digg .So, many (naive) people think: If Apple can get on the front page ofdigg so often, why can’t I? There’s a simple answer to this: You’renot Apple and you’re unlikely to get the loyal following that Applehas. So, what do you do to help promote your business on the socialmedia? This article looks at some of the top social media sites andwill help you understand them and how they work. . That means you either invest several months todigg and submit many stories as well as gain many friends onDigg .Or you contact a power user who already has done that. The average JohnDoe user has only minor chances to get on the front page, even if thecontent is brilliant. It’s just hard to rise above the noise.. you still won’t get traffic. A front page appearance might yield 5 – 10.000 visits though. UnlikeDigg where you disappear in the archives after a day you can get popularlater too. You just need a large amount of new bookmarks in a shorttime span at some point. so do not submit toDigg unless you have some confidence that your content will be interestingto the digg community.Otherwise it’s a waste of time and veryfrustrating, especially if you get buried and flamed. if you blog regularly and offer original content just popular The above is based on an article from a guest author, Tadeusz Szewczyk(you can call him “Tad”). You can find more of Tad’s writings at his To get on theDigg front page, it helps to be a Digg something green, organic and/or sustainable site. You probably know bookmarking in your browser (Internet Explorerusers call these “Favorites”). So, basically social bookmarking allowsyou to share bookmarks with others and store them online. Thus you canaccess them from anywhere on any computer. Even if you do not want todo that you still might want to use del.ici.us as by now it has such something strange, unusual or spectacular Remember the famous sentence social discovery tool Some people mistakeDigg for a social bookmarking site like del.icio.us (see below) which it is not. You do not useDigg to collect your bookmarks online. Many bloggers already get more traffic via StumbleUpon than any other source (including Google) is neither social news nor social bookmarking.SU describes itself as a .You can get popular in such a channel. If you manage to do that, youcan get more than 10,000 visitors. The traffic does not come all atonce, it’s more evenly distributed and comes in bursts. You can evenget popular with the same post or page twice or several times. You want to tell the world something important. like mentioned above is a del.icio.us ,as you browse the web with your peers and get suggested other websitesaccording to your interests, other sites you already visited and ratedas well as based on what your friends did. So you get automaticrecommendations out of the pages your friends submit or rate. to find websites you would normally not visit. The official term by now is StumbleUpon You won’t get any significant traffic if you’re not up front In shortDigg is a place where pages end up being popular which you want others to know:Like “Bush has invaded Iran” for instance would be news. Ask yourteenage son first before submitting if he would want his friends toknow. What’s good for Apple is not necessarily good for you or yourbusiness. You might want to promote your site on del.icio.us Digg is a social news site. In fact it’s the most popular if you not only sell something but also offer something for free Withdel.icio.us you won’t have to make friends first to become “popular” asit’s a more down-to-earth platform with no comments or “bury features”.You can succeed in your own niche if you offer what others areinterested in. a critical mass that often you can find better resources there than in Google or elsewhere On social media sites likeDigg, users love Apple marketing, Apple news and just about all things Apple. comparable to TV with plenty of channels You will perform well on StumbleUpon with social bookmarking pictures, other funny or outstanding ones, so hire a photographer or caricaturist if you also appeal to the international market, as del.icio.us is used all over the world power user and get some friends. In fact you should stumble at least 50 sitesbefore trying to promote your own content. StumbleUpon has a largeuser base (over 3 million), an advanced rating system and some extrafeatures other social sites lack because StumbleUpon makes you downloada toolbar. .StumbleUpon is a place where people concentrate on their favoritetopics or hobby. So you even can stumble just sites about marketing, ifyou’re a marketing consultant. You will find like-minded people there. but you should not submit your site yourself to promote it but at firstmingle with other stumblers with similar interests. Try to make friendsby submitting great sites. Saying something nice about SU and SU usersdoesn’t hurt either. Therefore do not stumble 10 different subpages ofyour site but look for something useful or spectacular if you want somefriends. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack You do not necessarily need to be a power user to be noticed on StumbleUpon It’ssocial news. Social news means that links are submitted if they arehighly relevant at a given moment, like breaking news for instance. Ifyou submit a news story you do it, ideally, out of altruistic motives: In fact Apple product news are regularly the most popular posts on SEO 2.0 blog social browsing digg, is what’s good for Apple also good for you and your business? I don’t think so.last_img read more

9 Scientific Ways to Make Your Ebook Go Viral

first_img I learned about the concept of communal recreation. The core of this idea is that people often add their own twist on a story when they spread it. My research has shownthat savvy social media users are the most contagious viral users. When you release your ebook, make sure that it appears in the social sites that your target demographic visits often. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are great places to do this. How to Generate Leads for Small Business Lead Generation for Small Business Webinar Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Learn how small businesses can level the playing field and generate leads efficiently by leveraging inbound Internet marketing strategies and tools. Topics: Viral Campaigns rumors From my research into urban legends Originally published Apr 9, 2009 8:28:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Another commonly cited viral motivation is “utility.” That is, people tend to share content they find useful. Giving your users utilitarian information they can use right away or how-to content will help your ebook spread. 6. Build social proof with testimonialsWhen you’re donewriting your whitepaper or ebook, pass it around to a few friends or”industry celebrities” that you know and ask them to comment on it.Then take these quotes and put them in the PDF itself, as well as on theblog post annoucing it. 7. Use viral calls to actionIn my research on ReTweetingI discovered that asking people (politely) to share your content works very well. Just as you use calls-to-action to drive visitors to your site to take actions, you should also ask your readers to share your content with their friends and social networks. 8. Get it out from behind the pay-wallIf you want people to share your ebook (or any other type of content) you have to allow them to access and distribute it feely and easily. Don’t charge for your best content, and don’t ask people to sign in to get at it. 9. Seed it into social media 1. Fill a knowledge gap 4. Provoke conversationWhen asked why they spread content, people often cite conversation as a primary motivator. Contradicting commonly held wisdom will typically lead to people starting dicussions about your content, as will including open-ended questions and asking for real-world applications of concepts you’ve covered. 5. Teach readers how to do something During World War II researchers in Britan and the U.S. studied how 2. Be timelyIs there some new trend in your space? Be the first to write about what’s happening, then emphasis the urgent and timely nature of your content. 3. Encourage remixing . Download our In every niche there are still areas where there isn’t much real information or data available. Find out what people in your industry want to know more about and give it to them. You should try to exploit this natural human urge in your content. If your ebook contains numeric data, consider releasing the information in a spreadsheet so others can do their own analysis. Make sure people can copy-and-paste text from your PDF and maybe even include specific quotable passages in the page or blog post where you announce the ebook. could be weaponized. They discovered that when something happened (like a big noise) and there was no “official” explanation for it, rumors proliferated in this information void.last_img read more

How Marketers Can Avoid Getting Stuck like Accenture in a Tiger Woods Brand Sandtrap

first_img  have all given us the power to influence our own marketing destiny and the brands we represent. Use common sense to avoid pulling a Tiger Woods on your company. Be sure that what you are writing and saying about your company is something that can be backed up. An article in the Though Inbound Marketing gives you  Webinar: Rethinking Marketing Develop your own content Be careful of your associations Originally published Dec 14, 2009 2:45:00 PM, updated October 18 2015 Topics: more control of your brand – Oftentimes businesses make a decision to partner with someone or in some way tie their fortunes too closely to those of others. Be picky about which sites you link to and thought-leaders you associate yourself with. Be extremely careful and be sure to completely vet those associations so you don’t get caught up in someone else’s trouble. , news-oriented and on-message it will be harder to be caught off guard by sudden shifts in public opinion. It allows customers to respond more swiftly to perceived changes in your brand and thusly quicker for you to snuff pending problems out. Often the busy-ness of business makes us take our eye off the ball. By staying on top of your business and industry trends you will be more aware by default. As a result, you may make better decisions. You don’t want to get blindsided do you? Ask Tiger how well that works in both golf and life. to learn how to turn your website into an internet marketing machine. Branding – If you are consistently generating content that is  . It takes the onus off of spokespeople and outside agencies who can damage what you have worked so hard to build. Here’s a few simple ways to accomplish that.  during a crisis, there still is great responsibility. Social networking and our ever-expanding arsenal of i change your methods and the way you do business today keyword richcenter_img nstant publishing tools Stay aware “In business, credibility means a lot and honesty means a lot, and Accenture wants to be a company that can be trusted,” David Arluck, in independent sports marketing executive said. “Obviously Tiger Woods did some things that betrayed the trust of people who were close to him, and I can see how they would want to distance themselves from that. Oh and if you have some skeletons in your closet, you may never be able to start fresh, but you certainly can  Though our readers may never have a shot at having a highly visible (and expensive) person like Tiger Woods representing their company, it’s important that you realize the amount of  Want to learn more about how you can use inbound marketing to grow your business? Download the free webinar states it pretty clearly: ATIS547 influence inbound marketers have over their own brands – There is no better way to make sure your messaging is accurate, consistent, and produced on a regular basis than to start developing your own remarkable content. We can hear you saying that you don’t have the time to do this, but that is simply an excuse. You need to make the time. The level of control that content creation gives you over your brand image could protect it from collateral damage caused by other’s misfortunes.  Over the weekend, Accenture cut Tiger loose. They didn’t want to be tied to the new image that Tiger has ‘crafted’ for himself. Accenture is a high-end consulting company that works in the business-to-business space and is generally associated with Fortune 500 companies. Accenture used to be the perfect match for someone like Tiger. A similar fate met world famous swimmer Michael Phelps when he was let go by Kellogg’s after caught on camera indulging in an illegal activity. . All you need to do is read the papers to see how quickly one can fall from the mountaintop and into the valley. Just ask Tiger. New York Times photo by Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

Data Shows: Presentations With More Slides Get Viewed More on SlideShare

first_img1. “How to Produce Better Content Ideas,” Mark JohnstoneWe all get writer’s block sometimes. You’ll stare at a screen, hoping for inspiration to strike — and for that idea to be amazing.But that’s not actually the best way to think of ideas. In the presentation below, Mark Johnstone outlines a better way to brainstorm ideas that will help build your business. How to Produce Better Content Ideas from Mark Johnstone2. “How Google Works,” Eric SchmidtEver wonder what it’s actually like to work at Google? The presentation below from Eric Schmidt (Alphabet, Inc.’s Executive Chairman and ex-CEO of Google) could clue you in — it outlines some of the top lessons he and his team have learned from running and hiring for one of the top companies in the world. Besides giving you a peek behind the scenes of a top company, it could inspire you to make changes to the way your business runs. How Google Works from Eric Schmidt3. “Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint,” Slide CometOkay, maybe your PowerPoint isn’t that bad, but this presentation has some awesome takeaways we all could learn from. Even if you’re following all the tips in this presentation, you can sure be inspired by its expert copy and design. Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint by @slidecomet : based on an ebook by @ThisIsSethsBlog from Slide Comet | Singapore Presentation Designer Agency4. “KPCB 2017 Internet Trends,” Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersMary Meeker’s report on the latest internet trends is one of the most hotly anticipated data reports of the year. Even if you gave this presentation a gander when it first came out, it’s worth revisiting — the data’s fascinating, current, and relevant to marketers in any industry. Originally published Aug 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM, updated September 30 2019 Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three.And if you’re looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best?To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we’ve curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below. Free Download: 4 PowerPoint Presentation TemplatesWhen you’re clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with features exclusive to the platform on which they were created. These are all crucial elements to making an awesome presentation — ones that you can certainly adapt and apply them to your own, with the right approach.Even better … you may just learn a thing or two about marketing while you’re at it.How to Create a PresentationLess is more.Keep text to a minimum.Rethink visuals.Incorporate multimedia. Tell us a little about yourself below to gain access today: How to Create Beautiful PowerPoints [+ Templates] Hi 👋 What’s your name?First NameLast NameHi null, what’s your email address?Email AddressAnd your phone number?Phone NumberWhat is your company’s name and website?CompanyWebsiteHow many employees work there?1Does your company provide any of the following services?Web DesignOnline MarketingSEO/SEMAdvertising Agency ServicesYesNoGet Your Free Templates 5. “Why Content Marketing Fails,” Rand FishkinSometimes, the most helpful pieces of content tell you what not to do. Rand Fishkin’s presentation does just that. He takes an in-depth look at the most common reasons people fail at content marketing — and offers practical, original advice on fixing it. Why Content Marketing Fails from Rand Fishkin6. “The What If Technique,” Motivate DesignMost marketers are looking to grow … but sometimes they can get stuck making incremental improvements. While these improvements are growth, larger, bigger growth jumps are what most people want. To help you get unstuck from incrementalism, Motivate Design outlined a process in the presentation below. The What If Technique presented by Motivate Design from Motivate Design7. “Digital Strategy 101,” Bud CaddellEven though this presentation is almost 100 slides long, its content is pure gold. Caddell answers some of the biggest FAQs about digital strategy in a very accessible way. The reason his slides are so straightforward is because of the way he’s laid them out. He’s really adept at making “animated” slides explain his story — something we all should learn how to do. Digital Strategy 101 from Bud Caddell8. “10 Ways to Win the Internets,” UpworthyEven though Upworthy’s got a bad rap for creating clickbait headlines, their lessons on going viral are incredibly interesting. Besides having great advice about going viral, Upworthy does a great job of making its presentation interactive using clickable links. Upworthy: 10 Ways To Win The Internets from Upworthy9. “Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge,” Velocity PartnersEven though this SlideShare is a few years old, it’s one every content marketer should flip through. The reason we love it so much is because the message — and delivery of that message — is pretty much flawless. Definitely take a second to flip through the presentation, as you’ll learn a great lesson while also soaking up a great piece of SlideShare content. Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge. from Velocity Partners10. “What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters,” HubSpotNot to toot our own horn, but this presentation has been one of our most successful ones, so we wanted to share it with you. I personally love how actionable tips are provided in a visual way. For example, in slides 47 through 49, the author explains the difference between “showing” and “telling” by putting the word “circle” next to a picture of a circle. Although showing, not telling, is a key storytelling technique in writing, it’s especially effective in presentations. What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters from HubSpot11. “How I Got 2.5 Million Views on SlideShare,” Nick DemeyFeeling inspired to create a SlideShare of your own? Make sure you flip through Nick Demey’s presentation first. He shares some tried-and-true tips for creating awesome presentations that rack up tons of views. How I got 2.5 Million views on Slideshare (by @nickdemey @boardofinno) from Board of Innovation .com12. “10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation,” Soap PresentationsThis presentation is inspirational from a design perspective — we especially love the color scheme. Using complementary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) can be overwhelming at times, but because Soap Presentations uses them with lots of white space in the background, the colors draw your attention to the content of the slides. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from soappresentations13. “What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure,” ReferralCandyLearning from mistakes is a crucial part of growing in your professional and personal lives. But sometimes, it’s better to learn from others’ mistakes instead of making them yourself. This presentation outlines some core lessons successful entrepreneurs have learned by making mistakes. Read on so you don’t have to make the same ones. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure from ReferralCandy14. “Displaying Data,” Bipul Deb NathWe admire presentation for its exceptional display of data — now this post will explain how to do the same in your own presentations. I also love how this presentation is very concise and minimal, as it helps communicate a fairly advanced topic in an easy-to-understand way. Displaying Data from Bipul Deb Nath15. “Design Your Career 2017,” Slides That RockThis presentation’s advice is applicable and its design admirable. The whole black-and-white color scheme really makes the salmon accent color pop — and the SlideShare creatively combines these elements for different slide layouts. Definitely bookmark this presentation as an example of a great SlideShare design. Design Your Career 2015 from Slides That Rock16. “A-Z Culture Glossary 2017,” sparks & honeyThe first time I heard the phrase “on fleek,” I had no idea what it meant. (Apparently, it’s a term that means “on point,” in case you were wondering.)If you’re like me and feel like it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest cultural trends, spend time with the presentation below. It’ll outline the most popular trends you should know this year — most definitely worth a read. Topics:last_img read more