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Episode 1020th January 2023 • Presentation (Skills) Q&A • Carina Ridenius och Martin Lindeskog
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Get some help! Use support material and be more relaxed. It helps your memory. Support material, cue cards, flashcards when you have a presentation it really helps you in many ways. What you want to talk about and how you will do it.

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Send us questions to: info AT pik DOT nu, or contact us via Carina's site or Martin's Bio.Link page. You could also contact us on LinkedIn (Carina Ridenius and Martin Lindeskog).

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The episode (7 minutes) was recorded at noon Central European Time, on January 13, 2023, with Ringr app.. Martin did the editing and post-production with the podcast maker, Alitu. The transcript is generated by Alitu.

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Martin:

Welcome to Presentation Skills Q and A. I am Martin Lindeschool.

Martin:

Hi, Karina.

Carina:

Hi, Martin.

Carina:

How are you today?

Martin:

I'm fine.

Martin:

And yourself?

Carina:

I'm fine.

Carina:

I have a song in my head, and I got it as an

Carina:

inspiration for this episode.

Carina:

And it's Help by Beatles.

Martin:

Help. Sometimes you need help like tools or material for helping when you're

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doing a presentation or prep something to hold in your hands or to remember things.

Martin:

So right now I'm having here on my desk so called word cards from a stationary company

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called Commodore.

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I ordered some, you could say index cards.

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And then I told about our podcast and Robin, he sent these cue cards or flash cards or word

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cards from a Japanese stationary company, like small cards that you could hold in your hand,

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like reminder or what should I say next? Or when you're studying or whatnot.

Martin:

And I know you have lots of pieces of advice here and tips, and you have used it in your

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work.

Martin:

Today's topic.

Carina:

Yeah. Support material.

Carina:

It really helps you in many ways.

Carina:

And now you and I were talking about cards, not fluttering paper, should I say?

Carina:

These stiff cards, which you can have control over.

Carina:

You can hold them in your hand and you can feel them in your hand.

Martin:

And is it like cards that you have, like on the television, television show?

Martin:

Often they are bigger, but you know, news reporters or TV anchors, you see them holding

Martin:

cards, what will they say next? And then they flip the cards.

Carina:

Yeah. And they have to have these big cards because they also have a prompter in

Carina:

front yeah.

Carina:

Teleprompter a camera who is filming the cards

Carina:

above them.

Carina:

So they have the same thing in a prompter in

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front of them.

Carina:

But these cards you are talking about,

Carina:

schools, for example, have used these flashcards for many years in education.

Carina:

For study language, for example, you have the word on one side and the meaning of the world

Carina:

on the other side.

Martin:

Okay.

Carina:

And you can also study history.

Carina:

You have something in history and then you

Carina:

have the year on the yeah.

Martin:

Balancer. Yeah. Like math and so on, like 77 to six.

Martin:

You could set a booster gravel.

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70, 76.

Carina:

Yes.

Martin:

When was that and what happened then?

Carina:

Yeah, but I think when you use these cue cards or flashcards, it's, it helps you to

Carina:

remember what you are going to say.

Carina:

But you can also have letters on them that

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helps you how you move on the stage.

Martin:

Okay. Left, right?

Carina:

Yes. Left, right.

Carina:

You can connect them both, what you are

Carina:

talking about and your body language and make that very easy.

Carina:

So in the right corner, you can write L for left, for example, or R for right or M for

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middle.

Carina:

Then the people you are talking to, they don't

Carina:

know anything, but you are calm in the situation when you're moving back and forth

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over the stage and it looks very natural.

Carina:

Yes, but you also have experience.

Carina:

You use these cards in which situations?

Martin:

Martin right, this one now I get lots of ideas how I could use them.

Martin:

And they are in mini format, so it's easy to hold in the hand and bring with you.

Martin:

So I will use it like presentations.

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But also it could be for podcasting, it could

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be like when you have some notes or bullet points and also doodling or writing like

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inspiration.

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Because these cards you could take out and put

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in certain order.

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You could do all kinds of things.

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So I got lots of ideas now, but otherwise I have used index cards holding in my hand for

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the slides, for a presentation that next slide.

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And then I have short bullet points and some note to self to remember things.

Carina:

Do you have any recommendation which type of cards you were talking about,

Carina:

Commodore.

Martin:

For a little bit, yeah, I think these are called word cards, the small ones on

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almost like a key chain, but it's like rubber or something like that.

Martin:

So I recommend that and then the traditional index cards that you could get at the

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stationary store.

Martin:

Also, I remember when I prepared for my

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presentation on podcasting and I went to you and got help with that and training, and then

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you gave a tip.

Martin:

You could also have your card with your logo

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type or your branding or something like that and how you could create your own cards.

Carina:

Fan that looks really professional but I think like this we are giving these links in

Carina:

the show notes where our listeners can look up these things and get these I really say

Carina:

fantastic cards.

Carina:

That helps you in many ways.

Martin:

Yeah, we will do that.

Martin:

So thanks again, Robin, at Commodore for

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sending me with my order.

Martin:

And again, the call to action is download a

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new podcast app.

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So you could send like a digital note to us

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with a feedback loop.

Carina:

Yes. And our audience listeners can always find us in social media and get in

Carina:

touch there.

Martin:

Yeah. So until next time, karina yes.

Carina:

Bye bye.

Martin:

Bye bye.

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