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Death by PowerPoint - Redesigned

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Based on Alexei Kapterev's Death by PowerPoint, which inspired me a whole lot. I was so moved to redesign the pages and make them a little more interesting.

Based on Alexei Kapterev's Death by PowerPoint, which inspired me a whole lot. I was so moved to redesign the pages and make them a little more interesting.

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  • 1. a letter to presentation killers
  • 2. content based on Alexei Kapterev’s death by powerpoint www.kapterev.com
  • 3. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* *estimate
  • 4. They do presentations each day* 30 million *estimate
  • 5. About presentations are going on right now* 30 million *estimate
  • 6. 50%of them are unbearable**conservative estimate
  • 7. LOTS of people are killing each other with NOW...whew! bad presentations.
  • 8. They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  • 9. Let’s make the world a better place.a better place.
  • 10. Why are they doing this ?!
  • 11. Research shows:
  • 12. Research shows: Bullets don’t kill people
  • 13. Research shows: People kill people
  • 14. Research shows: Unintentionally Yet
  • 15. Research shows: regularly
  • 16. Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Rehearsal
  • 17. Significance1
  • 18. To “pass the information”? Your boss told you to? Or to make ?meaning Why do you present?
  • 19. &why it to you?matters What’s the subject
  • 20. significance passion attentionaction How presentations work .......... .......... ..... ..... creates attracts leads to
  • 21. check yourself Are you ?passionate
  • 22. this is passion
  • 23. this is passion
  • 24. Can’t find the meaning? Don’t present.
  • 25. STRUCTURE
  • 26. Structure is how you place the of your story.building blocks
  • 27. Q: What structure to use? a: Any – as long as it is:
  • 28. Convincing Memorable S c a l a b l e
  • 29. Structure choices Problem PathwayPathway Solution
  • 30. Structure choices Problem solutionsolution reasoning
  • 31. Give supporting your point. 3-4 reasons They will not remember MORE ANYWAY.
  • 32. SIMPLICITY3
  • 33. Everything should be made but not simpler as simple as possible “ “ EINSTEN
  • 34. Apparently, being simple is not simple.that LETS SEE SOME EXAMPLES
  • 35. DON'T WORRY, TRYING TO READ WOULDN’T REALLY HELP
  • 36. hey, we’ve got connection!
  • 37. POWERPOINT HELPS TOPOWERPOINT HELPS TO
  • 38. POWERPOINT HELPS TO: Visualize ideas
  • 39. Create key points POWERPOINT HELPS TO:
  • 40. impress POWERPOINT HELPS TO:
  • 41. Prompter Handouts Data dumps they use it as:
  • 42. People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless
  • 43. 0.00 per Slide Break it into several It’s free How much is an extra slide?
  • 44. One simple point? What’s the point? Remove everything else.
  • 45. Well, some are just hopeless.
  • 46. Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this Ditch stupid “rules”
  • 47. Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this cramped. boring Ditch stupid “rules”
  • 48. Photos, not clipart Simple design rules* One point per slide Few matching colours Very fonts 1 few
  • 49. less text
  • 50. less text MORE IMAGERY
  • 51. less text WILD IMAGERY MORE IMAGERY
  • 52. But what if I need to send or print the slides?
  • 53. Write a document
  • 54. the rule is simple !!!
  • 55. Print with notes
  • 56. Inform with little text* p * yes you can
  • 57. Rehearsal
  • 58. It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me!
  • 59. you presentation receipient feedback Go get some
  • 60. No audience? Present to the furniture. But Try it.aloud.
  • 61. Check the room and equipment.
  • 62. All this leads to...
  • 63. wow*great stuff!
  • 64. Re-designed by EZE IKEDI be.net/kasidyray