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  • Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) Alexei Kapterev
  • There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* * estimate
  • They do 30 million presentations each day* * estimate
  • About a million presentations aregoing on right now* * estimate
  • 50% of them are unbearable* * conservative estimate
  • LOTS of people are killing each otherwith bad presentations. NOW.
  • They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  • A vicious circle Bad presentations Bad communication Lesstraining Bad relations Less money Less sales
  • Let’s make the world a better place.
  • Why are they doing it?!
  • Research shows:Bullets don’t kill peoplePeople kill peopleUnintentionallyYet regularly
  • Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Rehearsal
  • Significance
  • Why do you present?To “pass the information”?Your boss told you to?Or to make meaning?
  • What’s the subject andwhy it matters to you?
  • How presentations workSignificance creates passionPassion attracts attentionAttention leads to action
  • Are you passionate? Check yourself.
  • This is passion.
  • This is passion.
  • This is passion.
  • This is not.
  • Can’t findthe meaning?Don’t present.
  • Structure
  • Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story.
  • Q: What structure to use?A: Any – as long as it is: Convincing Memorable Scalable
  • Structure choicesProblem – Pathway – SolutionProblem – Solution – ReasoningFancy stuff (if it makes sense)
  • Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point.They will not remember more anyway.
  • }Memorable opening 1 More details... 1 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 2 argument 1 More details... 2 More details... 45 3 More details... minutes 1 More details... 3 argument 2 More details... 3 More details...Memorable closing
  • You can tell this in... 5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes It is scalable.
  • Simplicity
  • Everything should be made assimple as possible but not simpler.
  • Apparently, being simple is not that simple.Will give you some examples.
  • Don’t worry: knowing the language doesn’t really help.
  • Notice cool background.
  • Hey, we’ve got DATA!
  • This one’s my favorite.
  • Fundamental problem?
  • PowerPoint helps to:Visualize ideasCreate key pointsImpress
  • They use it as: Prompter Handouts Data dumps
  • People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless.
  • How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars.Break it in several. It’s free.
  • What’s the point? One simple point?Remove everything else.
  • Well, some arejust hopeless.
  • Ditch stupid “rules”Do you remember the rule:7 lines per slide or less7 words per line or less?Well, it is just plain stupidIf you follow this “rule”You get a slide like this
  • d. Ditch stupid “rules” pe m g.Do you remember the rule: ra n7 lines per slide or lessC ori7 words per line or less?Well, it is just plain stupid BIf you follow this “rule”You get a slide like this
  • Simple design rules*One point per slideFew matching coloursVery few fontsPhotos, not clipart * pun intended
  • Less text. More imagery.Wild imagery.
  • But what if I need tosend or print the slides?
  • Write a document
  • The Largest Leasing Companies•Hansa Leasing•РГ Лизинг•Авангард-Лизинг•Raiffeisen Leasing•ММБ-Лизинг Make 2 sets of slides
  • Print with notes
  • Inform with little text* * yes you can
  • Rehearsal
  • It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me.
  • YOU PRESENTATION RECIPIENT Feedback. Go get some.
  • No audience? Present to the furniture. But aloud. Try it.
  • Check the roomand equipment.
  • Presentation checklist
  • All this leads to...
  • Wow* * great presentations
  • Alexei KapterevOffshore presentation design & consultingkapterev@gmail.com www.kapterev.com