In the next 5 seconds – who can tell me what this is? Just yell it out! RIGHT! I have 4 points to share – let’s call them Power Points.This first slide is your last slide. So we are on point 1. Start with the end.
These 4 power points start with the end. That is, any presentation, voicemail, or talk you give should start with the end. You see here, there are 4 crossing lines making up the points. And you see our 1st and 4th point are identical. Start with the end.
You noticed a blank white spot for the 2nd point. Where are you looking now? Look at me!! I am talking with you, not the screen! Remember this when you speak – use a blank screen to bring attention back to you – or for a visual break.A blank screen to let the audience think.
A way to place a blank screen in most presentation programs is to use the W key for a white screen. Use a B key for a Black screen. Or place a slide in of your choosing.
Such as a blue screen.Why blue? Well it might be to cue your audience about something coming up?What might it be? Who can take a guess? Yell it out!
Yup, our 3rd point is a bit busy – point 3 is for 3 blue books, and a paper I want to highlight.There are many books – I will share these with you in the hopes that they might cause you to take action to improve your next presentation!
Resonate by Nancy Duarte is a blue book about presenting stories that transform audiiences.Every presentation you make can change your audience – make it fun, make it interesting!
You are here for your audience – transform your audience!
What does the black screen make you think of?Maybe death? Eric Berg can help you to conquer death.
His 5 steps will help you to conquer death by PowerPoint – where you audience glazes over and stops listening.One of his main lessons is that starting with Powerpoint limits your success. Before turning on the computer, start on paper first.
Speaking of paper –Before I get to the last book, I want to mention a paper. And like the 5 steps to conquer death, it also has a 5 in it.Frank Durso and colleagues have 5 guidelines for PowerPoint presentations – based on research and evidence. These 5 guidelines will help you improve your next presentation. Very exciting!!
Presentation Zen is by Garr Reyonds – out this year with a new, udpated edition.Who has heard of this book? What did you learn?What is zen?
Zen is about balance. This grid can help you add balance to your visuals.What is this? These 4 crossing lines are where you might place yourmain subject to make your visual more interesting – these are called power points!
Photographers, artists, and designers align images on Power Points. Virtually all web pages, books and magazines are built atop a grid like this.
Many believe we are naturally drawn to images aligned in this way.
Use power points to align and improve your presentation!
Tonight I have shared 4 points with you. Start with the endRemember the blank slide and use it!I introduced 3 blue books and a paper.
A blank screen to let the audience think.
When you see this grid you will remember the 4 points.Start with the end. Blank slide. 3 blue books. 4 power points.