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Death By Powerpoint4344

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How to make presentations stand out

How to make presentations stand out

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  • 1. Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) Alexei Kapterev
  • 2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* * estimate
  • 3. They do 30 million presentations each day* * estimate
  • 4. About a million presentations are going on right now* * estimate
  • 5. 50% of them are unbearable* * conservative estimate
  • 6. LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations. NOW.
  • 7. They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  • 8. A vicious circle Bad presentations Bad communication Less training Bad relations Less money Less sales
  • 9. Let’s make the world a better place.
  • 10. Why are they doing it?!
  • 11. Research shows: Bullets don’t kill people People kill people Unintentionally Yet regularly
  • 12. Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Rehearsal
  • 13.  Significance
  • 14. Why do you present? To “pass the information”? Your boss told you to? Or to make meaning?
  • 15. What’s the subject and why it matters to you?
  • 16. How presentations work Significance creates passion Passion attracts attention Attention leads to action
  • 17. Are you passionate? Check yourself.
  • 18. This is passion.
  • 19. This is passion.
  • 20. This is passion.
  • 21. This is not.
  • 22. Can’t find the meaning? Don’t present.
  • 23.  Structure
  • 24. Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story.
  • 25. Q: What structure to use? A: Any – as long as it is: Convincing Memorable Scalable
  • 26. Structure choices Problem – Pathway – Solution Problem – Solution – Reasoning Fancy stuff (if it makes sense)
  • 27. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point. They will not remember more anyway.
  • 28. } Memorable opening 1 More details... 1 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 2 argument 1 2 More details... More details... 45 3 More details... minutes 1 More details... 3 argument 2 3 More details... More details... Memorable closing
  • 29. You can tell this in... 5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes It is scalable.
  • 30.  Simplicity
  • 31. “ Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.
  • 32. Apparently, being simple is not that simple. Will give you some examples.
  • 33. Don’t worry: knowing the language doesn’t really help.
  • 34. Notice cool background.
  • 35. Hey, we’ve got DATA!
  • 36. This one’s my favorite.
  • 37. Fundamental problem?
  • 38. PowerPoint helps to: Visualize ideas Create key points Impress
  • 39. They use it as:  Prompter  Handouts  Data dumps
  • 40. People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless.
  • 41. How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. It’s free.
  • 42. What’s the point? One simple point? Remove everything else.
  • 43. Well, some are just hopeless.
  • 44. Ditch stupid “rules” Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this
  • 45. d . Ditch stupid “rules” e p . Do you remember the rule: m g a in 7 lines per slide or less r r C o 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid B If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this
  • 46. Simple design rules* One point per slide Few matching colours Very few fonts Photos, not clipart * pun intended
  • 47. Less text. More imagery. Wild imagery.
  • 48. But what if I need to send or print the slides?
  • 49. Write a document
  • 50. The Largest Leasing Companies •Hansa Leasing •РГ Лизинг •Авангард-Лизинг •Raiffeisen Leasing •ММБ-Лизинг Make 2 sets of slides
  • 51. Print with notes
  • 52. Inform with little text* * yes you can
  • 53.  Rehearsal
  • 54. It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me.
  • 55. YOU PRESENTATION RECIPIENT Feedback. Go get some.
  • 56. No audience? Present to the furniture. But aloud. Try it.
  • 57. Check the room and equipment.
  • 58. Presentation checklist
  • 59. All this leads to...
  • 60. Wow* * great presentations
  • 61. Alexei Kapterev Offshore presentation design & consulting kapterev@gmail.com www.kapterev.com

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