3 Step Cure for Presentation Procrastination

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Do you have plenty of time to do a presentation, but plenty of reasons to avoid starting it? Does your mind hit the brakes when you open PPT? Answer 3 questions before you even click open a file and you'll be well on your way to creating a great deck.

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3 Step Cure for Presentation Procrastination

  1. 1. The 3-Step Cure for Presentation Procrastination
  2. 2. Does your mind hit the brakes when you open a PPT file?
  3. 3. Do you “repurpose” slides from other decks?
  4. 4. Do you consider ClipArt a friend or foe?
  5. 5. You’re not alone
  6. 6. In fact, there’s hope
  7. 7. Because if you can answer these 3 questions, you are well on your way
  8. 8. To creating an engaging and memorable presentation
  9. 9. Before we start, promise me one thing
  10. 10. “I will not start a PPT until I’ve answered 3 questions”
  11. 11. Thank you. Now let’s begin. . .
  12. 12. #1 Do you know what your audience wants?
  13. 13. Remember, its about them. Without an audience, you don’t have a presentation
  14. 14. So let’s explore this question
  15. 15. What problem does your audience have that you can fix?
  16. 16. Turn that answer into your introduction:
  17. 17. “I’m going to tell you how to reduce the time you spend in PPT by 54%, and in the process, your presentation will be 200% better.”
  18. 18. Now that you have your audience’s attention, how do you keep it?
  19. 19. #2 Can you tell a story?
  20. 20. If you’re not sure, this will get you started . . .
  21. 21. Explain the “why” and the “how” of your solution to their problem:
  22. 22. Before/After
  23. 23. As is/Could Be
  24. 24. Problem/Solution
  25. 25. Contrast is intriguing, isn’t it?
  26. 26. Explaining what happened between Point A and Point B keeps your audience’s interest
  27. 27. And it gives you a storyboard (!)
  28. 28. #3 Can you support your messages with visuals?
  29. 29. If your instinct is to search through ClipArt, step away from the computer
  30. 30. (Remember, you promised no PPT yet)
  31. 31. Now imagine that you can’t use use words
  32. 32. Can you explain your story through pictures?
  33. 33. Draw. Sketch. Doodle.
  34. 34. Sketching makes it easier to come up with an image, or decide whether a chart, graph or diagram best supports your message
  35. 35. Then show these visuals with clarity
  36. 36. Now you’ve completed the hard part
  37. 37. By answering 3 questions, you’ve got an introduction, a storyboard and visuals.
  38. 38. Open that PPT file and finish it off
  39. 39. Let’s recap
  40. 40. #1 Solve your audience’s problem
  41. 41. #2 Tell them a story
  42. 42. #3 Match visuals to messages
  43. 43. Now go after it
  44. 44. Win clients
  45. 45. Hold meetings that are worth their while
  46. 46. Make management proud
  47. 47. Even though we’re in Corporate America
  48. 48. You can still be a (Presentation) Rock Star.
  49. 49. For more help on developing messages, designing slides and delivering with ease, sign up at PorticoPresentations.com @PorticoPR Decks@PorticoPR.us www.PorticoPR.us

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