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

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