Death by Power Point

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I quick guide to using presentation software more effectively.

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  • Hi,
    this is a very nice presentation on presenting!
    if you do send it via e-mail, I'd like a copy, too - it's for the good purpose of preventing my students from making the same mistakes over and over again...
    liley@versanet.de
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  • Hi Ryan. thanks for sharing. Could I trouble you to send this via email to lucyhow@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.
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Death by Power Point

  1. 1. Death By Power Point Attributed to Alexei Kapterev
  2. 2. 500 Million Power Point Users!
  3. 3. <ul><li>50 million presentations each day </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1 million presentations are going on right now! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>90% are bad! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>That's </li></ul><ul><li>900,000 </li></ul><ul><li>bad presentations! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>lots of people are killing each other with Power Point! </li></ul>
  8. 8. * Estimate, 2008, Frederick Ryan Lots and lots of people!
  9. 9. <ul><li>There’s hope ! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A cure exists! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research shows
  12. 12. Most presentations fail due to…
  13. 13. <ul><li> Meaning </li></ul><ul><li> Story </li></ul><ul><li> Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li> Practice </li></ul>LACK OF:
  14. 14. <ul><li> Meaning </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Download information? </li></ul><ul><li>Your boss told you to? </li></ul><ul><li>To make meaning ? </li></ul>Why do you present?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Meaning creates passion! </li></ul><ul><li>Passion attracts attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Attention leads to action ! </li></ul>Remember!
  17. 17. <ul><li>Can’t find the meaning ? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Don’t Present!
  19. 19. <ul><li> Story </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>A presentation should tell a story! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Structure helps build the story! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul><ul><li>End </li></ul>Structure means?
  23. 23. Begin with 3 or 4 reasons supporting your main point!
  24. 24. They won’t remember more anyways!
  25. 25. Next
  26. 26. Tell your story
  27. 27. <ul><li>Create a Flow </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on Point </li></ul><ul><li>Build suspense </li></ul><ul><li>Use transitions </li></ul>The Story
  28. 28. Finally
  29. 29. Tie up any loose ends, and…
  30. 30. End!
  31. 31. <ul><li> Simplicity </li></ul>
  32. 32. Being simple isn’t all that simple… Remember!
  33. 33. <ul><li>Visualize key ideas! </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize key points! </li></ul><ul><li>Impress! </li></ul>Power Point helps to:
  34. 34. However!
  35. 35. <ul><li>Tele-prompter. </li></ul><ul><li>Handout pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Data Dump. </li></ul>It’s often used as a…
  36. 36. 4 Ways to simplify
  37. 37. First
  38. 38. Don’t load the slide with a lot of information
  39. 39. 1-Slide = 1-Point
  40. 40. Lots of Points? Use lots of Slides!
  41. 41. After all, death and power point slides are free!
  42. 42. Second
  43. 43. Small Font is really hard to read
  44. 44. So,
  45. 45. make the font…
  46. 46. big
  47. 47. Third
  48. 48. Lots of colors tend to distract
  49. 49. use colors sparingly to emphasize key points
  50. 50. Fourth
  51. 51. A picture is worth a thousand words!
  52. 52. To illustrate…
  53. 53. Lets say we had a cat for sale.
  54. 54. Cat For Sale!
  55. 55. Not very interesting!
  56. 56. Maybe we should add a Picture!
  57. 57. Cat For Sale!
  58. 58. Helpful if you didn’t know what a cat looked like…
  59. 59. but
  60. 60. still not very interesting!
  61. 61. Lets try a photo!
  62. 62. Cat For Sale!
  63. 63. Get the Point?
  64. 64. <ul><li> Practice </li></ul>
  65. 65. Remember...
  66. 66. practice makes perfect, so...
  67. 67. Give it a dry run…
  68. 68. and ask for feedback .
  69. 69. oh ya…
  70. 70. Don’t forget…
  71. 71. always check…
  72. 72. The Equipment
  73. 73. and
  74. 74. The Room
  75. 75. before you present.
  76. 76. Finally
  77. 77. Relax!
  78. 78. Now, to…
  79. 79. Recap!
  80. 80. <ul><li> Meaning </li></ul><ul><li> Story </li></ul><ul><li> Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li> Practice </li></ul>Good presentations have:
  81. 81. Thanks! Sorry!
  82. 82. Thanks! One more time!
  83. 83. Thanks! Okay, last Time!
  84. 84. Thanks!

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