Death by PowerPoint
(and how to fight it)
Death by PowerPoint
(and how to fight it)
By: Zeinab Nasrollahy
There are 300 million
PowerPoint users
in the world.
They do 30 million
presentations
each day
About a million
presentations are
going on right now
50% of
them are
unbearable
LOTS of people
are killing each other
with bad presentations.
NOW.
They are all DEAD!
Well, almost.
Bad
presentations
Bad
communication
Bad
relations
Less
sales
Less
money
Less
training
A vicious circle
Let’s
make
the
world
a
better
place.
Why are they doing it?!
Bullets don’t kill people
People kill people
Unintentionally
Yet regularly
Research shows:
1
2
3
4
Why do you present?
.To “pass the information”?
.Your boss told you to?
maybe as a class project? (like me)
. Or to make m...
What’s
the
subject
and
why it
matters
to you?
Can’t find
the meaning?
Don’t present.
Give 3-4 reasons
supporting your
point.
Memorable opening
1 argument
2 argument
3 argument
Memorable closing
1 More details...
2 More details...
3 More details......
You can tell this in...
5 minutes
15 minutes
45 minutes
It is scalable
Everything should be made as
simple as possible but not simpler.
Fundamental
problem?
Visualize ideas
Create key points
Impress
PowerPoint helps to:
How much is an extra slide?
$0.00. Zero Dollars.
Break it in several. It’s free.
Stupid “rules”
Do you remember the rule:
7 lines per slide or less
7 words per line or less?
Well, it is just plain stupid...
Simple design rules
One point per slide
Few matching colors
Very few fonts
Photos, not clipart
1
2
3
4
No audience? Present to the
furniture. But aloud. Try it.
Check the room
and equipment.
All this leads to...
Wow
An Adaptation
of
Alexei Kapterev
(pdf file)
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  1. 1. Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) By: Zeinab Nasrollahy
  2. 2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world.
  3. 3. They do 30 million presentations each day
  4. 4. About a million presentations are going on right now
  5. 5. 50% of them are unbearable
  6. 6. LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations. NOW.
  7. 7. They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  8. 8. Bad presentations Bad communication Bad relations Less sales Less money Less training A vicious circle
  9. 9. Let’s make the world a better place.
  10. 10. Why are they doing it?!
  11. 11. Bullets don’t kill people People kill people Unintentionally Yet regularly Research shows: 1 2 3 4
  12. 12. Why do you present? .To “pass the information”? .Your boss told you to? maybe as a class project? (like me) . Or to make meaning?
  13. 13. What’s the subject and why it matters to you?
  14. 14. Can’t find the meaning? Don’t present.
  15. 15. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point.
  16. 16. Memorable opening 1 argument 2 argument 3 argument Memorable closing 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 45 Minutes
  17. 17. You can tell this in... 5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes It is scalable
  18. 18. Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.
  19. 19. Fundamental problem?
  20. 20. Visualize ideas Create key points Impress PowerPoint helps to:
  21. 21. How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. It’s free.
  22. 22. Stupid “rules” 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!
  23. 23. Simple design rules One point per slide Few matching colors Very few fonts Photos, not clipart 1 2 3 4
  24. 24. No audience? Present to the furniture. But aloud. Try it.
  25. 25. Check the room and equipment.
  26. 26. All this leads to...
  27. 27. Wow
  28. 28. An Adaptation of Alexei Kapterev (pdf file)
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