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  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • The point here is that there are a lot of good ways to create a good presentation.A lot of these rules are for specific types of presentations. For instance the 10/20/30 rule was developed for presentations to venture capialists who have notoriously short attention spans. So they don’t always apply.The 10/20/30 rule wouldn’t apply for instance to slides for a training session or something like that.Find what works for you and stick with it.We’re just going to cover some basic stuff today. PowerPoint help is very extensive. If you want to learn how to use specific features, start there. Just give us a call if you want help….we’ll help if we can….honestly, we’re just winging it a lot of the time.10/20/30 developed for VCsten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a 20 minutes30 points777 –no more than…7 word title7 bullets7 words each line
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • This is meant to be funny but serious too.Your powerpoint slides can make or break you.People will either hear your message or sit there thinking….”Really?”So we have an opportunity to work for the greater good….Click …Topic: why is this happening….People don’t think about their audience. They don’t think about the goals. They don’t prepare. And sometimes they just don’t know what to do. This presentation isn’t meant to answer all of your powerpoint questions. It is meant to provide some guidance. There are some links at the end to more best practices that have been produced by various organizations. All of them provide good advice, tips, and tricks. Of everything you are going to hear here today. The most important piece is to practice and to get feedback from someone you know will be honest with you BEFORE your presentation!
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Understanding how information is processed by your audience can be helpful.Here are some key tips….Attention:What we pay attention to is profoundly influenced by memory. Our previous experience predicts where we should pay attention. Culture matters too. Whether in school or in business, these differences can greatly effect how an audience perceives a given presentation. We pay attention to things that are important to us. Other things to keep in mind as far as your audience is concerned include…--what are they interested in?--what is there perspective on the world? --what are they expecting to hear from you/--what do you WANT them to take away? --Do they need to be convinced or are they an easy target?Regardless of who you are, the brain pays a great deal of attention to these questions: Can I eat it? Will it eat me? Can I mate with it? Will it mate with me? Have I seen it before?The brain is not capable of multi-tasking.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • MessageConvincing problem-solution-format take time to set up each slide don’t just read slides…have more to say it is ok to look at your slides and point out key things….those little lazer pointers work great pause for effectMemorable make it relevant …most important make it new and different know your audience…Scalable can you tell different versions of the story in 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes…then you are probably on the right track. If you can’t then you are probably jumping around too much.The formatEasy to read—really means ‘easy to look at’ don’t put dark fonts on dark back grounds and visa versa don’t create a rainbow of colors or neon flashy things Uncluttered don’t put too much stuff on one page
  • MessageConvincing problem-solution-format take time to set up each slide don’t just read slides…have more to say it is ok to look at your slides and point out key things….those little lazer pointers work great pause for effectMemorable make it relevant …most important make it new and different know your audience…Scalable can you tell different versions of the story in 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes…then you are probably on the right track. If you can’t then you are probably jumping around too much.The formatEasy to read—really means ‘easy to look at’ don’t put dark fonts on dark back grounds and visa versa don’t create a rainbow of colors or neon flashy things Uncluttered don’t put too much stuff on one page
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.
  • Some things to consider here….Present from your audience’s perspective not your own.I can’t tell you how many presentations I’ve been in that have been so full of acronyms and abbreviations and the first names of people that i am assumed to just know….i glaze over and start thinking about what I have to get done that day….and some of those presentations have been here! Yikes!Doesn’t matter if this is the coolest stuff in the world to you, your audience probably has a different perspective.Figure out what it is and use it to communicate more effectively.

Powerpoint tips--Don't put your audience to sleep! Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Tips for not putting your audience to sleep with your PowerPoint presentation Twitter @Susan_Larson 970-672-6314 www.susanlarsonfortcollins.com www.linkedin.com/in/susanlarson1 4mrslarson@gmail.com
  • 2. Today’s topics • Slides count • The Brain • Significance • Structure • Simplicity • Preparation
  • 3. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 4. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule
  • 5. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 6. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint success 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 7. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 8. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 9. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 10. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  • 11. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! 7 simple PowerPoint rules
  • 12. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! The 5 rules for PowerPoint presentations that don’t suck 7 simple PowerPoint rules
  • 13. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world
  • 14. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day
  • 15. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day About 10 million presentations are going on right now
  • 16. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day About 10 million presentations are going on right now About *50 percent Of them are unbearable *conservative estimate
  • 17. WHY are they doing it?
  • 18. Let’s make the world a better place
  • 19. The Brain Attention: We don’t pay attention to boring things
  • 20. The Brain Attention: We don’t pay attention to boring things Entertain Your Audience
  • 21. The Brain Short term memory: Repeat to remember
  • 22. The Brain Short term memory: Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember
  • 23. The Brain Long term memory: Remember to repeat
  • 24. The Brain Long term memory: Remember to repeat Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
  • 25. The Brain Vision: Vision trumps all other senses Hear it, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it.
  • 26. The Brain Vision: Vision trumps all other senses Hear it, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%.
  • 27. Significance • Why are you presenting? To pass along information? Because your boss told you too? Or to create meaning?
  • 28. Significance • Why are you presenting? Can’t find the meaning? STOP! Cancel your presentation
  • 29. • The message Structure Scalable Convincing Memorable
  • 30. Structure • The format Easy to read Uncluttered
  • 31. Simplicity Bad
  • 32. Simplicity Bad
  • 33. Simplicity Bad
  • 34. Simplicity Good
  • 35. Good Simplicity
  • 36. Preparation Practice, practice, practice
  • 37. Get some feedback Preparation
  • 38. Preparation Check your room and equipment
  • 39. Preparation Turn off your Instant Messenger!!!
  • 40. Thoughts… PowerPoint helps to: Visualize ideas Emphasize key points Impress
  • 41. Thoughts… Hand outs? At the end
  • 42. Title slides are important Include the date Include contact info for external audiences Let your web audience know they are in the right place
  • 43. Thanks for coming! Hope you enjoyed it! Questions… Additional resources Presentation Zen http://www.presentationzen.com/ Presentation Zen PowerPoint article http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html Article on the 10/20/30 rule http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/1056/Steve-Jobs-Guy-Kawasaki-Powerpoint-Best-Practices.aspx Onenorthwest best practcies article http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/powerpoint-best-practices Universtiy of Oregon PowerPoint best practices: http://www.uoregon.edu/~tep/technology/powerpoint/docs/presenting.pdf Turpin Communications artticle http://www.turpincommunication.com/articles/pptbestpractices.htm