How to make GREAT PowerPoint               presentations*                 *Why 99.99% of PowerPoint presentations suck    ...
How to Make GREAT            PowerPoint Presentations                                       3Thursday, March 22, 12
Presentation is a conversation      with your audienceThursday, March 22, 12
Your team is in charge of           making a presentationThursday, March 22, 12
You don’t want your clients to fall        asleepThursday, March 22, 12
You want your presentation to      stand out from the crowdThursday, March 22, 12
This webinar will show you howThursday, March 22, 12
There are two reasons we   make presentations                              9Thursday, March 22, 12
To get people                         to do                         something                                    10Thursda...
To get                         permission to                         do something                                    11Thu...
You want him                         to say “Yes!”                                    12Thursday, March 22, 12
Here are some typical slides  you see out thereThursday, March 22, 12
14Thursday, March 22, 12
“I know you can’t read this....”Thursday, March 22, 12
16Thursday, March 22, 12
Thursday, March 22, 12
Does it really matter that we           don’t speak Russian?                                           18Thursday, March 2...
19Thursday, March 22, 12
The Worst Slide!                                            20Thursday, March 22, 12
You end up with this!Thursday, March 22, 12
When did                         we start                         using                         those                     ...
We used to have to pay someone to  make presentation slides for usThursday, March 22, 12
So we jammed as much stuff as      possible into a single slide to save      moneyThursday, March 22, 12
25Thursday, March 22, 12
Thursday, March 22, 12
People learn better when          visual cues are used to          highlight a pointThursday, March 22, 12
Thursday, March 22, 12
Retention rate!     text + visual                         visual                                  0   18   35   53   70Thu...
This is too                         big a chunkThursday, March 22, 12
People learn                         better when                         information                         is presented ...
Thursday, March 22, 12
WIFIIRSYMCAIBMKGBFBICIAThursday, March 22, 12
Thursday, March 22, 12
WIFI IRS YMCA IBM KGB FBI CIAThursday, March 22, 12
Here are 2 different slides         with the same message                                       33Thursday, March 22, 12
When is the time to replace                     your tire?           Narrow bands may appear in the           grooves acro...
When is the time to replace                     your tire?                          Replace it!Thursday, March 22, 12
Tell me a                           storyThursday, March 22, 12
The first five slides are the most     important           1                         2                             3      ...
The first slide is the setting of the storyThursday, March 22, 12
The second slide identifies the playersThursday, March 22, 12
The third slide identifies the starting     point in the storyThursday, March 22, 12
The fourth slide shows the final        solution or ending in the storyThursday, March 22, 12
The 5th slide shows how to go from   the starting point to the endingThursday, March 22, 12
1                                   Point A                            2Setting                                      Point...
Here is an exampleThursday, March 22, 12
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the only     bridge to the Olympia PeninsularThursday, March 22, 12
The Washington State DOT (WSDOT)     is responsible for the traffic flowThursday, March 22, 12
Traffic over                         the bridge                         was very                         congestedThursday...
WSDOT                         would like to                         reduce the                         congestionThursday,...
Adding a                         new bridge                         will ease                         the                 ...
The first five slides are the most     important           1                         2                             3      ...
....you add as many slides as you      need to convince your clientsThursday, March 22, 12
Slides                              are                              FREE!!  Use as many slides as you have pointsThursday...
Use 10 slides if you have 10 pointsThursday, March 22, 12
Use 100 slides if you have 100 pointsThursday, March 22, 12
Time to go       Time to go                             through 10      through 100      slides each     having 1 point   ...
You                         should                         focus on 3                         main                        ...
Just remember the following               three points….                         1   2   3Thursday, March 22, 12
Use one idea per slide with visual   We will   have   none of   thisThursday, March 22, 12
Don’t                         overload                         your                         audienceThursday, March 22, 12
Keep your slides simple and                  conciseThursday, March 22, 12
Remember this!Thursday, March 22, 12
This is OK but the next slide is      much better!                                         62Thursday, March 22, 12
Subway                                                   Bus                         Bike                 Transportation M...
Some Practical Tips                         on PresentationThursday, March 22, 12
Show passion in your  presentation   This is   passion!Thursday, March 22, 12
This is NOT!                         66Thursday, March 22, 12
Set yourself apart from othersThursday, March 22, 12
Always relate to THEIR world                         NOT yoursThursday, March 22, 12
Don’t try                         to fit all of                         this on                         three             ...
Presentation is a conversation      with your audienceThursday, March 22, 12
Don’t over rehearse or      memorize your talkThursday, March 22, 12
Focus your time on understanding   the contentThursday, March 22, 12
Anyone can present Einstein’s  Theory of RelativityThursday, March 22, 12
Not                         everyone                         can answer                         a question                ...
Never tell                         them you are                         nervousThursday, March 22, 12
Get to know                         your                         audience                         before the              ...
A disturbing                         trend in                         corporate                         communicationThurs...
Visit Norman’s blog on               Excellence in PresentationsThursday, March 22, 12
Go to:         http://nobullets.wordpress.comThursday, March 22, 12
www.normanwei.comThursday, March 22, 12
Got questions?                            Ask me            norman@normanwei.comThursday, March 22, 12
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Whenever you make a presentation, you are telling a story. You are in effect having a conversation with your audience. You are NOT making a speech.

The way to connect with your audience (in having conversation) is to do it WITHOUT those dreadful bullet points.

Remember this: bullet points are your own notes to remind you of the topic. It is silly to show them to your audience.

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Every presentation is a story

  1. 1. “I know you can’t read this....”Thursday, March 22, 12
  2. 2. How to make GREAT PowerPoint presentations* *Why 99.99% of PowerPoint presentations suck by Norman WeiThursday, March 22, 12
  3. 3. How to Make GREAT PowerPoint Presentations 3Thursday, March 22, 12
  4. 4. Presentation is a conversation with your audienceThursday, March 22, 12
  5. 5. Your team is in charge of making a presentationThursday, March 22, 12
  6. 6. You don’t want your clients to fall asleepThursday, March 22, 12
  7. 7. You want your presentation to stand out from the crowdThursday, March 22, 12
  8. 8. This webinar will show you howThursday, March 22, 12
  9. 9. There are two reasons we make presentations 9Thursday, March 22, 12
  10. 10. To get people to do something 10Thursday, March 22, 12
  11. 11. To get permission to do something 11Thursday, March 22, 12
  12. 12. You want him to say “Yes!” 12Thursday, March 22, 12
  13. 13. Here are some typical slides you see out thereThursday, March 22, 12
  14. 14. 14Thursday, March 22, 12
  15. 15. “I know you can’t read this....”Thursday, March 22, 12
  16. 16. 16Thursday, March 22, 12
  17. 17. Thursday, March 22, 12
  18. 18. Does it really matter that we don’t speak Russian? 18Thursday, March 22, 12
  19. 19. 19Thursday, March 22, 12
  20. 20. The Worst Slide! 20Thursday, March 22, 12
  21. 21. You end up with this!Thursday, March 22, 12
  22. 22. When did we start using those dreadful bullet points? 22Thursday, March 22, 12
  23. 23. We used to have to pay someone to make presentation slides for usThursday, March 22, 12
  24. 24. So we jammed as much stuff as possible into a single slide to save moneyThursday, March 22, 12
  25. 25. 25Thursday, March 22, 12
  26. 26. Thursday, March 22, 12
  27. 27. People learn better when visual cues are used to highlight a pointThursday, March 22, 12
  28. 28. Thursday, March 22, 12
  29. 29. Retention rate! text + visual visual 0 18 35 53 70Thursday, March 22, 12
  30. 30. This is too big a chunkThursday, March 22, 12
  31. 31. People learn better when information is presented in bite-size piecesThursday, March 22, 12
  32. 32. Thursday, March 22, 12
  33. 33. WIFIIRSYMCAIBMKGBFBICIAThursday, March 22, 12
  34. 34. Thursday, March 22, 12
  35. 35. WIFI IRS YMCA IBM KGB FBI CIAThursday, March 22, 12
  36. 36. Here are 2 different slides with the same message 33Thursday, March 22, 12
  37. 37. When is the time to replace your tire? Narrow bands may appear in the grooves across the tire’s tread. See the wear bars? When the wear bars are even with the tread depth, only 2/32” of tread remains,1 replace the tire. If the tread is worn below 2/32 of an inch, water can’t be channeled away from the tread. This can cause hydroplaning at high speeds. Snow traction is also reduced as well.Thursday, March 22, 12
  38. 38. When is the time to replace your tire? Replace it!Thursday, March 22, 12
  39. 39. Tell me a storyThursday, March 22, 12
  40. 40. The first five slides are the most important 1 2 3 4 5Thursday, March 22, 12
  41. 41. The first slide is the setting of the storyThursday, March 22, 12
  42. 42. The second slide identifies the playersThursday, March 22, 12
  43. 43. The third slide identifies the starting point in the storyThursday, March 22, 12
  44. 44. The fourth slide shows the final solution or ending in the storyThursday, March 22, 12
  45. 45. The 5th slide shows how to go from the starting point to the endingThursday, March 22, 12
  46. 46. 1 Point A 2Setting Point B 3 Players 4 5 How to go from A to BThursday, March 22, 12
  47. 47. Here is an exampleThursday, March 22, 12
  48. 48. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge is the only bridge to the Olympia PeninsularThursday, March 22, 12
  49. 49. The Washington State DOT (WSDOT) is responsible for the traffic flowThursday, March 22, 12
  50. 50. Traffic over the bridge was very congestedThursday, March 22, 12
  51. 51. WSDOT would like to reduce the congestionThursday, March 22, 12
  52. 52. Adding a new bridge will ease the congestionThursday, March 22, 12
  53. 53. The first five slides are the most important 1 2 3 4 5Thursday, March 22, 12
  54. 54. ....you add as many slides as you need to convince your clientsThursday, March 22, 12
  55. 55. Slides are FREE!! Use as many slides as you have pointsThursday, March 22, 12
  56. 56. Use 10 slides if you have 10 pointsThursday, March 22, 12
  57. 57. Use 100 slides if you have 100 pointsThursday, March 22, 12
  58. 58. Time to go Time to go through 10 through 100 slides each having 1 point = slides each having 10 pointsThursday, March 22, 12
  59. 59. You should focus on 3 main topicsThursday, March 22, 12
  60. 60. Just remember the following three points…. 1 2 3Thursday, March 22, 12
  61. 61. Use one idea per slide with visual We will have none of thisThursday, March 22, 12
  62. 62. Don’t overload your audienceThursday, March 22, 12
  63. 63. Keep your slides simple and conciseThursday, March 22, 12
  64. 64. Remember this!Thursday, March 22, 12
  65. 65. This is OK but the next slide is much better! 62Thursday, March 22, 12
  66. 66. Subway Bus Bike Transportation Modes in millionThursday, March 22, 12
  67. 67. Some Practical Tips on PresentationThursday, March 22, 12
  68. 68. Show passion in your presentation This is passion!Thursday, March 22, 12
  69. 69. This is NOT! 66Thursday, March 22, 12
  70. 70. Set yourself apart from othersThursday, March 22, 12
  71. 71. Always relate to THEIR world NOT yoursThursday, March 22, 12
  72. 72. Don’t try to fit all of this on three slidesThursday, March 22, 12
  73. 73. Presentation is a conversation with your audienceThursday, March 22, 12
  74. 74. Don’t over rehearse or memorize your talkThursday, March 22, 12
  75. 75. Focus your time on understanding the contentThursday, March 22, 12
  76. 76. Anyone can present Einstein’s Theory of RelativityThursday, March 22, 12
  77. 77. Not everyone can answer a question on Einstein’s TheoryThursday, March 22, 12
  78. 78. Never tell them you are nervousThursday, March 22, 12
  79. 79. Get to know your audience before the presentationThursday, March 22, 12
  80. 80. A disturbing trend in corporate communicationThursday, March 22, 12
  81. 81. Visit Norman’s blog on Excellence in PresentationsThursday, March 22, 12
  82. 82. Go to: http://nobullets.wordpress.comThursday, March 22, 12
  83. 83. www.normanwei.comThursday, March 22, 12
  84. 84. Got questions? Ask me norman@normanwei.comThursday, March 22, 12

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