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