How do companies’annual meetings                        kill                      their audience                          ...
Many companies    annualduring theirmeetings…
Don’t forget :Require their speakers                                                Logo is                               ...
Don’t forget :Require their speakers                                                Logo is                               ...
these "standardisedPowerPoints“ will be             printed in a large                       meeting binder
or will be included in the        meeting   DVD     for attendees              to take home.
DVDs that the audience will never – ever - ever                       read !
This forces the   speaker into a   catch-22                      situation
Should the presenter      design visuals   that clearly support his live talk ….
…. or should he create slides that Are more like a      to document be read      later?"
Most presenterscompromise andshoot for themiddle,         resulting in               poor     supporting               vis...
and a series of document-like slides                 document-filled with text, bullet points and     that doother datanot...
Slides that  most speakers     use as ateleprompter
making           their presentations                                 boringSpeakers tend to put every wordthey are going t...
…generating    “Death     by PowerPoint”
Can’t be the                                        Same !Orientation :Font size :Text : as          as possibleMax nb. of...
tools…… actually doproperly!
Garr Reynolds, calls these documents supposed to serve bothas projected visuals       stand-and as stand-alone            ...
1rst key point     speakers tend to put every word they are going to say on their     PowerPoint slides.     Although this...
Slideument makes  bad        documentation.                Key points                Big typeface size as if it were a boo...
No one likes Slideument  It isnt effective,     it isnt efficient,       and it isnt pretty.
Speakers should               respect               the way the   brain worksEither your audience  reads…
Speakers should     respect       the way    brain works                        … or your                        audience ...
Don’t make    your audience                    do bothEither your               … or your audience                 audienc...
PowerPoint and Keynote are tools fordisplaying visual information thatengage youraudience
thatcatchyour audience’s sight
that         increase yourimpact
Yes,that increase your impact
thatilluminate        your words
thatinspire    your audience
That make your audienceecstatic
That make your audienceexcited
That make your audience  amazed
But :PowerPoint   and Keynote   arenot good  tools             for                 making                 written         ...
Speakers  should use  processors        tools   formaking         written   documents
"bad  PowerPoints“   reflectsflawed   beliefs :
When we   get back home     from the meeting, who canbelieve thatwe are going…
to attempt to read pages  full of PowerPoint                   Key points                                                 ...
Companiesshould request     that speakers instead send areadablewritten document
A written document  that covers the main points of their   presentationwithappropriate detailanddepth
WORD or PDF   document that is   written in a      readable  fashion           with links           and a bibliography    ...
WORD or PDF   document  that is    written in areadable   fashionwith linksand a bibliographyto even more detail.
Withconsistent
would befar more    effective
Using the right tool    to do the right taskis always   far more     effective
an                         ideal        World                                 an   ideal                                  ...
Author : Jean-François MESSIEREmail : jfmessier@mercurifr.comAcknowledgmentsId like to thank Garr Reynolds. He did nothing...
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  1. 1. How do companies’annual meetings kill their audience with slideumentation
  2. 2. Many companies annualduring theirmeetings…
  3. 3. Don’t forget :Require their speakers Logo is mandatory on to follow PowerPoint guidelines every slide ! uniform PowerPoint guidelines supposed to be submitted in advance… … far in advance of the meeting. 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 (*) (*)only 68 in this one !© restricted, Date, topic, slide #, location, and don’t forget ugly background
  4. 4. Don’t forget :Require their speakers Logo is mandatory on to follow PowerPoint guidelines every slide ! uniform PowerPoint guidelines supposed to be submitted in advance… … far in advance of the meeting. 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 (*) (*)”only” 68 in this one !© restricted, Date, topic, slide #, location, and don’t forget ugly background
  5. 5. these "standardisedPowerPoints“ will be printed in a large meeting binder
  6. 6. or will be included in the meeting DVD for attendees to take home.
  7. 7. DVDs that the audience will never – ever - ever read !
  8. 8. This forces the speaker into a catch-22 situation
  9. 9. Should the presenter design visuals that clearly support his live talk ….
  10. 10. …. or should he create slides that Are more like a to document be read later?"
  11. 11. Most presenterscompromise andshoot for themiddle, resulting in poor supporting visuals talk for the live
  12. 12. and a series of document-like slides document-filled with text, bullet points and that doother datanot read well.
  13. 13. Slides that most speakers use as ateleprompter
  14. 14. making their presentations boringSpeakers tend to put every wordthey are going to say on theirPowerPoint slides. Although thiseliminates the need to memorizetheir talk, ultimately this makestheir slides crowded, wordy, andboring. They lose their audiencesattention before they even reachthe bottom of their first slide.
  15. 15. …generating “Death by PowerPoint”
  16. 16. Can’t be the Same !Orientation :Font size :Text : as as possibleMax nb. of words / slide :Text structure : bullet pointsVisual : based onSoftware : , Keynotes
  17. 17. tools…… actually doproperly!
  18. 18. Garr Reynolds, calls these documents supposed to serve bothas projected visuals stand-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 audiences attention before they even reach the bottom of their first slide. 2nd key point uniform PowerPoint guidelines supposed to be submitted in advance… … far in advance of the meeting. 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 bad Slideument makes visual slides
  20. 20. Slideument makes bad documentation. 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 your eyes don’t need to go from the very left hand side of each page towards its very right hand side © restricted, Date, topic, slide #, location, speaker
  21. 21. No one likes Slideument It isnt effective, it isnt efficient, and it isnt pretty.
  22. 22. Speakers should respect the way the brain worksEither your audience reads…
  23. 23. Speakers should respect the way brain works … or your audience hears you
  24. 24. Don’t make your audience do bothEither your … or your audience audience reads… hears you
  25. 25. PowerPoint and Keynote are tools fordisplaying visual information thatengage youraudience
  26. 26. thatcatchyour audience’s sight
  27. 27. that increase yourimpact
  28. 28. Yes,that increase your impact
  29. 29. thatilluminate your words
  30. 30. thatinspire your audience
  31. 31. That make your audienceecstatic
  32. 32. That make your audienceexcited
  33. 33. That make your audience amazed
  34. 34. But :PowerPoint and Keynote arenot good tools for making written documents
  35. 35. Speakers should use processors tools formaking written documents
  36. 36. "bad PowerPoints“ reflectsflawed beliefs :
  37. 37. When we get back home from the meeting, who canbelieve thatwe are going…
  38. 38. to attempt to read pages full of PowerPoint Key points Slides ?! 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 your eyes don’t need to go from the very left hand side of each page towards its very right hand side © restricted, Date, topic, slide #, location, speaker
  39. 39. Companiesshould request that speakers instead send areadablewritten document
  40. 40. A written document that covers the main points of their presentationwithappropriate detailanddepth
  41. 41. WORD or PDF document that is written in a readable fashion with links and a bibliography to even more detail.
  42. 42. WORD or PDF document that is written in areadable fashionwith linksand a bibliographyto even more detail.
  43. 43. Withconsistent
  44. 44. would befar more effective
  45. 45. Using the right tool to do the right taskis always far more effective
  46. 46. an ideal World an ideal Slideshowan ideal Word Presentation Notes
  47. 47. Author : Jean-François MESSIEREmail : jfmessier@mercurifr.comAcknowledgmentsId like to thank Garr Reynolds. He did nothing Even they have nothing to do directly with thisdirectly and didn’t help… however this slideshow slideshow, I’d like to thank the “rest of the band” Iwould not have been possible three years ago before discovered through Garr Reynolds ; thanks fordiscovering Garr Reynolds’s website and publications. inspiring me every day with your publications andIt’s a long journey to get the best of Garr Reynolds’s presentations : Nancy Duarte, Carmine Gallo, Sethprovocative mix of illumination inspiration, education, Godin, Steve Jobs, Guy Kawasaki, Don McMillan, Drand guidance. It may change much more than John Medina, Hans Rosling, John Sweller...presentations : it may change the speaker himself, it Photo Creditchanged myself. Thanks for this, Garr. iStockphoto.com
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