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Death by powerpoint

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  • 1. Death by PowerPoint
  • 2. There are 300* million PPT users in the worldThere are 30* million PPTs every day 50% of them are unbearable… ! * Research estimates
  • 3. LOTS of peopleare killing each otherwith bad presentations. NOW.
  • 4. Well, almost….
  • 5. Wasting…. Time Money
  • 6. Nice Presentation
  • 7. A vicious circle Bad presentations Bad communication Lesstraining Bad relations Less money Less sales
  • 8. Why does this happen ?
  • 9. Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Style
  • 10. Significance
  • 11. Why do you present? To “pass the information”? Your boss told you to? Or to achieve an objective?
  • 12. What’s the objective ?Expected outcome ?
  • 13. How presentations workSignificance creates passionPassion attracts attentionAttention leads to action
  • 14. Are you passionate? Check yourself.
  • 15. This is passion.
  • 16. This is passion.
  • 17. This is not.
  • 18. Can’t find the passion?Don’t present.
  • 19. Structure
  • 20. Structure is how you place thebuilding blocks of your story.
  • 21. Q: What structure to use?A: Any – as long as it is: Convincing Memorable Scalable
  • 22. Structure choicesProblem – Pathway – SolutionProblem – Solution – ReasoningFancy stuff (if you can pull it off)
  • 23. Big picture vs. details
  • 24. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point.They will not remember more anyway.
  • 25. Structure your presentationaround meaning, and the bigpicture. Then support key ideaswith details.
  • 26. Memorable opening 1 More details... 1 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 2 argument 1 2 More details... More details... 45 3 More details... minutes 1 More details... 3 argument 2 3 More details... More details...Memorable closing
  • 27. You can tell this in... 5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes It is scalable.
  • 28. Remember…» Say what you want to say» Say it Say what you just said
  • 29. Simplicity
  • 30. “ Everything should be made assimple as possible but not simpler.
  • 31. Apparently, being simple is not that simple.Will give you some examples.
  • 32. Notice cool background.
  • 33. This one’s my favorite.
  • 34. Fundamental problem?
  • 35. PowerPoint helps to:Visualize ideasCreate key pointsImpress
  • 36. They use it as:PrompterHandoutsData dumps
  • 37. Make up your mind :You want people to read or to listen ?
  • 38. How much is an extra slide? Its FREE !Break it in several parts.
  • 39. What’s the point? One simple point?Remove everything else.
  • 40. But what if I need tosend or print the slides?
  • 41. Write a document
  • 42. Enhancing Effects …• Colour• Template• Images• Text and Bullets• Charts• Break bumpers
  • 43. Other combinations are just as bad! Can’t read the above?!
  • 44. We are incredible at remembering pictures.
  • 45. Hear a piece of information,and three days later you’llremember 10% of it.
  • 46. Add a picture and you’llremember 65%.
  • 47. Rule of thumb Oral 10% 3x 6xVisual 35%Oral &Visual 65%Source: Najjar, LJ (1998) Principles of educational multimedia user interface design (via Brain Rules by John Medina, 2008)
  • 48. Recognition soars with pictures “ Various studies show that recognition doubles for a picture compared with text. ” — Dr. John Medinapictures only text only 0% 50% 100% source: www.brainrules.net/vision
  • 49. 20.4 20.4 1st Qtr 27.4 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr90
  • 50. 20.4 20.4 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr90 4th Qtr 27.4
  • 51. 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
  • 52. The brain needs a break.
  • 53. After 10 minutes,audience attentionsteadily drops.
  • 54. The 10-minute rule HighAttention Low 10 20 30 40 50 Minutes of class time Source: www.brainrules.net/attention
  • 55. So do somethingemotionally relevant ateach 10-minute mark toregain attention.
  • 56. Change gears every10 minutes in yourpresentation !Tell a relevant storyshow a relevantvideo, do a relevantactivity, etc.
  • 57. Style
  • 58. StylePreparationPractice
  • 59. 1 Passively sitting is a very unnatural thing. Even we have no patience for tedium.
  • 60. 2 During the preparation stage, if youʼre struggling with an idea, if youʼre stuck, then go for a walk, a run, just move...
  • 61. ...we were born to move. Evidence suggest we may even think better if we toss the couch-potato lifestyle.
  • 62. Multi Tasking is a Myth !
  • 63. People who are interrupted:Take 50% longer to complete a task. Make 50% more errors.
  • 64. If the presentation matters, youneed time off the grid to prepare.
  • 65. YOU PRESENTATION RECIPIENTFeedback. Go get some.
  • 66. Check the roomand equipment.
  • 67. It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me.
  • 68. Presentation checklist Style
  • 69. All this leads to...
  • 70. Wow !