Do you want to do amazing presentations? To Stop boring Power point? To Have fun and inspire!
Less is more Don’t read
What you see
what the audience sees!
B and W
Stand to left - let them see the screen .. Reading left to right Careful not to cut off audience
Take the time to work out your message, hook and story before you write the first slide Slides should augment your message, not be your message. Leave bullets to movies .. People want to write bullets down … If they are writing or reading .. They are not listening
Hook What should the audience walk away with? Give problem, solution with benefits
NB Why should I care? What should the audience walk away with? (architecture of pc ... when they wan to know how to write a letter - ie click word, print, email)
A clear point Use the story to illustrate your point Drunken uncle - Point always on stage
Half oldest audience member - rule of thumb
Please use high res images low res pixilate look unprofessional and grainy (istockphotos - 123rf) Buy pictures or take them (photographers?)
Make it relative - keep it simple (not 20% - 1 in 5) Use a handout- encryption protocols (word doc vs visual augmentation)
MacBook Air. The world’s thinnest notebook. What is the focus of your speech ... what do you want them to remember? Give an example, or ask the audience for one - headlines they remembered from presentations
Slides augment speech - not be speech Create a clear picture A clear message Rule of 3 - max 3 things Statistics and lots of facts are boring - use handouts 1000 songs in your pocket
People remember stories Tell a story, make a point Slides augment message
Pause - Keep it simple and engage your audience - not bore them
Presentation tips from One Clear Message
Death by PowerPoint?
• Are you tired of presenters turning and speaking
to the screen?
• Reading every Boring word on their presentation
• Not preparing properly?
• Just putting a list of bullets up
• Insulting your intelligence, by reading (badly) what
you have already read
• Reading in a monotone
• Not facing you, as they have turned to read!
With font so small even they can’t read it