Unconventional platforms for success

A great post on taking the road less taken to the top.  The great question asked, “Do you give a crap about your customer?”

Check it out now.


Posted by: Dave Smay on December 16, 2008

A Conversation with SlideShare’s CEO

One of my favorite knowledge-sharing sites around is slideshareSlideshare’s Rashmi Sinha, Cofounder & CEO, was recently interviewed about slideshare’s traffic, origins and community. I think it’s a fascinating look at the global community as a whole, especially when you check out her own personal favorite. Turns out it is a deck called “Shift Happens.”

Oh, and if you want to check out my slideshare presentations to-date, you can find them here.


Posted by: Dave Smay on December 08, 2008

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPointA constant battle I’m always waging is over the use of PowerPoint presentations. Not about if they should be used, but over how they are abused used.  A classic post that quickly became a Golden Rule in corporate design and presentation-building is one that Guy Kawasaki nailed on the head.  The only problem: so many of the heads that were nailed also turned deaf ears. That’s why today so many of us still fight the good fight, day in and day out, on how not to make your audience’s eyes bleed.

Guy says that all Powerpoint presentations should subscribe to these tried and true rules:

“A PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.”

I can’t agree enough.  Via.

Posted by: Dave Smay on December 05, 2008

Do you have P.H.C.C.?

This is a great recap video of all the things that drive Gary Vaynerchuk and what he thinks will be important to people that are looking to build businesses and brands in 2008 and beyond.


Posted by: Dave Smay on December 05, 2008