How to Make an Award Winning Presentation

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How to Make an Award Winning Presentation

  1. HOW TO MAKE AN AWARD-WINNING PRESENTATION<br />AKA ONE THAT DOESN’T SUCK<br />
  2. DON’T USE TONS OF TEXT<br />This is a typical presentation<br />And it sucks.<br />This bullet is already too much text<br />But, we should add even more.<br />No need to prepare for slides like this<br />I’ll just show everyone that I can read.<br />The text does the talking here<br />Which is the opposite of what we want to do.<br />
  3. FIND BEAUTIFUL, BIG IMAGES<br />Two solid sources<br />http://www.compfight.com/<br />http://sxc.hu<br />
  4. ADD A RECTANGLE AT 90% TRANSPARENCY<br />PUT CONTRASTING TEXT ON IT<br />
  5. FIND A THEME TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER<br />SIMILAR IMAGES? TOPICS?<br />
  6. BRIEF TEXT TRIGGERS YOUR MAIN POINTS<br />THE IMAGE SUPPORTS THEM<br />
  7. FUNNY = GOOD<br />
  8. KEEP IT SIMPLE & LIMIT YOUR SLIDES<br />THE SLIDES ARE YOUR CUES<br />
  9. BUILD IN TIME FOR QUESTIONS<br />DISCUSSIONS > ANSWERS<br />
  10. CLOSE WITH YOUR CONTACT INFO<br />CHRIS MOODY<br />cm@chris-moody.com<br />chris-moody.com<br />@cnmoody<br />BECAUSE DOGGONE IT, PEOPLE LIKE ME<br />

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