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TMI: When too much is too much

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What to do when you find everything and the kitchen sink in a pptx file.

What to do when you find everything and the kitchen sink in a pptx file.

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  • 1. TMI When Too Much Is Too Much Tips for PowerPoint Delivery © Jo McRell 2012
  • 2. Some people… ….just don’t know when to stop Could that be you?2
  • 3. If your slides look like this… ….then, yes, it’s you.3
  • 4. So how does your pptx become TMI?4
  • 5. Let’s count the ways… 1. Use slides as document -> forget it’s a visual aid 2. Don’t know story -> use slides as crutch 3. Want transparency -> use slides as report 4. Don’t know audience -> give them everything 5. Think we look smarter -> overload slides 6. Copy & paste from someone else’s bad slides 7. …5
  • 6. How do you stop? • Ask yourself… – Is PowerPoint the right format? – What do you want people to remember? – What’s my story?6
  • 7. Can we fix this?7
  • 8. No. PPTx is not the right format Make a PDF handout.8
  • 9. Can we fix this? What do you want the audience to remember?9
  • 10. Yes. Try this. Why our company? 20+ Years Global Superior Most Support Technology Experienced 5 continents 2x broadband Leaders w/patents speeds 19 countries US DOD vendor10
  • 11. Can we fix this? What’s the story?11
  • 12. Yes. Emphasize the story. Use the title as Using the IMPACT2 Model a punch line Right Context + Right Intervention Approach = Best Outcome Environment Must capture Make these factors Comprehensive takeaways view Function clear (performance, Use Assistive quality of life, Technology Devices participation) Underutilized and Services Minimize noise12
  • 13. Use responsibly. Presenting less information may result in your audience actually remembering what you said and thereby holding you accountable for those claims.13