Annual meeting and slideumentation

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A great presentation by Jean-Francois Messier on how the (wrong) use of powerpoint can kill the message (and the audience)

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Annual meeting and slideumentation

  1. 1. slideumentation annual meetings their audience with kill
  2. 2. Many companies during their annual
  3. 3. uniform PowerPoint guidelines with useless and boring bullet points ugly layout based on the worst of PowerPoint (or Keynote) with sub-bullet points to make it clear and fonts so small that no one can read with 200 words per slide (*) Require  their  speakers   to  follow  PowerPoint  guidelines   (*)only 68 in this one !   Logo  is   mandatory  on   every  slide  !  
  4. 4. uniform PowerPoint guidelines with useless and boring bullet points ugly layout based on the worst of PowerPoint (or Keynote) with sub-bullet points to make it clear and fonts so small that no one can read with 200 words per slide (*) 68 in this one ! Require  their  speakers   to  follow  PowerPoint  guidelines   Logo  is   mandatory  on   every  slide  !  
  5. 5. printed in a large meeting binder these "standardised
  6. 6. meeting DVDfor attendees or will be included in the to take home.
  7. 7. DVDs that the audience will read ! never ever - ever
  8. 8. speaker into a catch-22This forces the situation
  9. 9. Should the presenter design visuals
  10. 10. Are more like a document to be readlater?"
  11. 11. poor supporting visuals Most presenters compromise and shoot for the middle, resulting in for the live talk
  12. 12. and a series of document-like slides filled with text, bullet points and other data that do not read well.
  13. 13. use as a Slides that most speakers teleprompter
  14. 14. Speakers tend to put every word they are going to say on their PowerPoint slides. Although this eliminates the need to memorize their talk, ultimately this makes their slides crowded, wordy, and boring. They lose their audience's attention before they even reach the bottom of their first slide. their presentations boring making
  15. 15. Death
  16. 16. Orientation  :   Font  size  :   Text  :  as                            as    possible   Max  nb.  of  words  /  slide  :     Text  structure  :                        bullet  points   Visual  :  based  on     Software  :                                                                      ,  Keynotes   Same !
  17. 17. properly!
  18. 18. these documents supposed to serve both Garr Reynolds, calls as projected visuals and as stand-alone handouts
  19. 19. 1rst  key  point   speakers tend to put every word they are going to say on their PowerPoint slides. Although this eliminates the need to memorize their talk, ultimately this makes their slides crowded, wordy, and boring. They looe their audience's attention before they even reach the bottom of their first slide. 2nd  key  point   uniform PowerPoint guidelines with useless and boring bullet points Ugly layout based on the worst of PowerPoint (or Keynotes) With sub-bullet points to make it clear And fonts so small that no one can read With 200 words per slide (*) ©  restricted,  Date,  topic,  slide  #,  location,  speaker   Slideument makes bad visual slides
  20. 20. bad Key  points   Big typeface size as if it were a book for kids. In this case : an ugly book for kids. Too many pages because of big typeface size Tiring to read because of landscape orientation : written documents made to be read as newspaper are based on a portait format, with tight columns, so that very left hand side of each page towards its very right hand side ©  restricted,  Date,  topic,  slide  #,  location,  speaker   Slideument documentation. makes
  21. 21. No one likes Slideument It isn't effective, it isn't efficient, and it isn't pretty.
  22. 22. Speakers  should   Either  your   audience     respect   the  way  the  brain  works  
  23. 23. audience   hears  you   Speakers  should   respect   the  way  brain  works  
  24. 24.   do  both  your  audience   audience   hears  you   Either  your   audience    
  25. 25. PowerPoint and Keynote are tools for displaying visual information that engage your audience
  26. 26. catch that
  27. 27. increase your impact that
  28. 28. that increaseyour impact Yes,
  29. 29. that illuminate your words
  30. 30. that inspireyour audience
  31. 31. ecstatic That make your audience
  32. 32. excited That make your audience
  33. 33. amazed That make your audience
  34. 34. But : PowerPoint and Keynote are tools not good making for writtendocuments
  35. 35. tools processors making for written documents Speakers should use
  36. 36. reflects flawed beliefs : "bad
  37. 37. When we that get back home from the meeting, who can believe
  38. 38. full Key  points   Big typeface size as if it were a book for kids. In this case : an ugly book for kids. Too many pages because of big typeface size Tiring to read because of landscape orientation : written documents made to be read as newspaper are based on a portait format, with tight columns, so that very left hand side of each page towards its very right hand side ©  restricted,  Date,  topic,  slide  #,  location,  speaker   to attempt to of PowerPoint read pages Slides ?!
  39. 39. document Companies should request that speakers instead send a readable written
  40. 40. depth A written document that covers the main points of their presentation with detail appropriate and
  41. 41. document WORD or PDF that is writtenin a readable fashion to even more detail. with links and a bibliography
  42. 42. document WORD or PDF that is writtenin a readable fashion to even more detail. with links and a bibliography
  43. 43. With consistent
  44. 44. effective would be far more
  45. 45. is always effective Using the right tool to do the right task far more
  46. 46. Presentation   Notes   an   ideal  World   an  ideal  Word   an  ideal  Slideshow  
  47. 47. Author : Jean-François MESSIER Email : jfmessier@mercurifr.com Acknowledgments I'd like to thank Garr Reynolds. He did nothing would not have been possible three years ago before provocative mix of illumination inspiration, education, and guidance. It may change much more than presentations : it may change the speaker himself, it changed myself. Thanks for this, Garr. Even they have nothing to do directly with this discovered through Garr Reynolds ; thanks for inspiring me every day with your publications and presentations : Nancy Duarte, Carmine Gallo, Seth Godin, Steve Jobs, Guy Kawasaki, Don McMillan, Dr John Medina, Hans Rosling, John Sweller... Photo Credit iStockphoto.com

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