PowerPoint - Are They Getting It?


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PowerPoint - Are They Getting It?

  1. 1. Do you want<br />the Powerto have <br />your audience get the Point<br />of your Presentations<br />every time?<br />Created and designed by Jon Barrett (2009)<br />
  2. 2. These few slides will show a proven method for<br />improving the effectiveness of your communication in presentations<br />through better use of words and images…<br />Note: These slides have been designed to be viewed WITHOUT a presenter i.e. they have a lot more words on them than if these were slides being used for a presentation (you’ll understand why shortly)<br />
  3. 3. Would you hold a conversation with someone by holding a card in front of you with your words on? <br /><ul><li> Global warming is happening
  4. 4. Scientists have measured the effect
  5. 5. The planet is being damaged by man
  6. 6. The animal kingdom is suffering
  7. 7. We need to act before it’s too late</li></ul>This is what people commonly do with PowerPoint<br />
  8. 8. ‘Research shows that the standard advice of 6 bullets of 6 words is about the WORST approach to presentation slide design’<br />Advanced Presentations by Design (2008)<br />There is a quicker way<br />to death by bullet point!<br />
  9. 9. Your presentation should be MORE than just your words <br />Your presentation should ADD something TO your words<br />Global warming… <br />act before it’s too late<br />
  10. 10. ‘Written and spoken words use the same short-term memory, so when both are received at the same time, the audience suffers from overload’<br />Advanced Presentations by Design (2008)<br />Asgdhisjdsdkdjfkllsksldsdlskskddloelksdopeoekosfkdldkfoslkddfklormdldolskso not making any impact because you’re reading the bullet points!<br /><ul><li> This is a bullet pointed list
  11. 11. that contains the same information
  12. 12. that the presenter is saying but
  13. 13. you’re not listening
  14. 14. whilst your reading</li></li></ul><li>x<br />Make your presentations memorable by using images rather than text to leave a lasting impression of your words<br /><ul><li> Our company is able to react quickly
  15. 15. We can respond to enquiries in a short time
  16. 16. We are ready and waiting for your contract
  17. 17. Like a runner in the starting blocks
  18. 18. We have people ready to start right away</li></li></ul><li>You might be asking… But where do I put my notes and prompts for what I need to say?<br />… use PowerPoint ‘Presenter View’<br />Your notes<br />Your audience sees your slide, you see your slides and notes<br />
  19. 19. If you want to learn more…<br />then read this excellent book…<br />Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds available from Amazon<br />
  20. 20. …and you will find that your audiences will be more<br />interested in<br />what you<br />have to<br /> say<br />