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There’s an old saying, ‘Power corrupts but PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.’ Well, don’t blame the tools, blame the workman. A good presentation can make the difference between winning a deal ...

There’s an old saying, ‘Power corrupts but PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.’ Well, don’t blame the tools, blame the workman. A good presentation can make the difference between winning a deal and wasting an afternoon in a meeting room. It’s worth doing it well. These tips and resources should help turn you into a presentation hero.

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Ways To Become A Better Presenter Ways To Become A Better Presenter Presentation Transcript

  • Power Corrupts ButPowerpoint Corrupts Absolutely
  • Well, Don’tthe tools
  • Well, Don’t the toolsblame the workman
  • It’s worth doing it well.
  • These tips andresources shouldhelp turn you into apresentation
  • 1. Study the Best
  • is a great place to watch people at the top of theirgame give interesting and effective presentations.
  • 2. Get good advice
  • I like slidelogy by Nancy Duarte (who worked with Al Gore on his Inconvenient Truth presentation)and Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
  • 3. Get Training
  • Join theatre. Learn some acting. These acting techniques can help people toconnect with their audience more effectively.
  • But even a rehearsal in front of aconstructively-critical friend can be useful.
  • 4. Keep it short
  • I like Guy Kawasaki’s advice:
  • I like Guy Kawasaki’s advice: stick to the 10:20:30 Rule
  • I like Guy Kawasaki’s advice: stick to the 10:20:30 Rule Ten slide, 20 minutes, 30-point text (and no smaller)
  • 5. Less text, more image
  • Did You Know?These are all good sources of pictures for presentations
  • 6. Slides are for illumination, not support
  • The audience came to hear you speak.
  • Neverever read text off a slide
  • 7. Ask questions
  • For small groups
  • For small groups stop regularly
  • For small groups stop regularlyevery few minutes
  • 8. Tell a story
  • Show what the problem is
  • Show what the problem isand how you will solve it
  • You Must Try
  • 9. Focus onwhat’simportant
  • In fact, the moreyou select andfocus thepresentation andthe more you addyour own expertanalysis, the moreeffective it will be
  • 10. Be yourself
  • Prepare
  • Then forgetpreparing
  • Imagine you were talking to friends or family in an environment you findcomfortable and friendly
  • Like dogs audiences respond to nerves with nerves and friendliness with friendliness
  • Trust me
  • Here’s Wishing you to Becomea Better Presenter