Presenting with Power: How to create an elegant & effective powerpoint presentation

6,089 views
5,683 views

Published on

1 Comment
4 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
6,089
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
1
Likes
4
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Presenting with Power: How to create an elegant & effective powerpoint presentation

  1. 1. Presenting with Power: The secret to creating elegant & effective PowerPoint presentations<br />
  2. 2. Death by PowerPoint<br />
  3. 3. Make your presentation effective by enhancing not detracting<br />Use less words to make your point<br />If your audience is reading, they’re not listening.<br />If you’re reading, your audience is not listening either.<br />Ask yourself if you really need that slide/picture/bullet point.<br />
  4. 4. PowerPoint: a prompt not a crutch<br />Less is more<br />Reading is not listening<br />Just say no to the teleprompter<br />
  5. 5. Templates: Irrelevant & Ineffective<br />
  6. 6. Templates: Elegant & Effective<br />
  7. 7. Technical stuff<br />Headers = 36 at least<br />Text > 22 pt<br />Fonts = San Serif<br />6 words/bullet<br />2-3 min/slide<br />Consistency<br />
  8. 8. Choose colors wisely<br />
  9. 9. Charts tell a story not a soap opera<br />
  10. 10. Alignment & consistency<br />The Downtown Women’s Club offers:<br /><ul><li>Meetups
  11. 11. Teleclasses
  12. 12. eBooks
  13. 13. Discounts
  14. 14. & much more</li></li></ul><li>Alignment & consistency<br />The Downtown Women’s Club offers:<br /><ul><li>Meetups
  15. 15. Teleclasses
  16. 16. eBooks
  17. 17. Discounts
  18. 18. & much more</li></li></ul><li>Animations are so 1990s<br />Leave the flying to airplanes<br /><ul><li>Keep transitions unnoticeable
  19. 19. And stock photography minimal</li></li></ul><li>“Elegance is the art of refusal.”<br />CoCo Chanel<br />
  20. 20. 5 Steps to Great Presentations<br />
  21. 21. 1. Grab them with your title<br />Promise benefits<br />Use numbers<br />Provoke curiosity<br />Evoke concern<br />PowerPoint 101<br />Presenting with Power: The secret to creating elegant & effective PowerPoint presentations<br />
  22. 22. 2. Tell them stories<br />Personal & relevant<br />Beginning, middle & end<br />
  23. 23. 3. WIFM = “What’s in it for me?”<br />
  24. 24. 4. Practice<br />Out loud<br />In front of a mirror/on film<br />
  25. 25. 5. Focus on logistics<br />Arrive early<br />Have technology back-up plans<br />Know your style & your stuff<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Thank you!<br />Diane K. Danielson<br />New Media Marketing Consulting<br />Email: Diane@DKDnewmedia.com<br />Twitter: @DKDnewmedia<br />www.DianeDanielson.com<br />

×