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Tips to make an engaging PPT and a memorable presentation with example slides!

Tips to make an engaging PPT and a memorable presentation with example slides!



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  • Presentation Tips by Rodinhood! [includes example slides after each tip!] Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal Founder – 2win group & therodinhoods
  • Provide credentials (if required)
  • Credentials! Q: What makes me worthy of this PPT? A: Over the past 15 years, I‟ve presented over one hundred times. This includes Harvard University, B-Schools like IIM, ISB, SP Jain; Fortune 500 Companies, ad:tech, TEDx, TechCrunch, etc. Audiences everywhere have appreciated my presentations and that gives me the confidence to put this together for you!
  • If possible, present yourself humorously!
  • An Introduction Disclosure: I am not an MBA I am not an Engineer I am not a CA I am not an LLB I am not a PHD I am not „whatever‟… I am an Entrepreneur
  • If you are sharing a Company’s success story, support the same by a credential:
  • We made a # 1 and # 2 app in the world
  • I love to use full screen images with one liners to create mental stories and to start a discussion…
  • You are the CEO…
  • If possible ONLY use photos that you have shot. It adds a special touch to the presentation and becomes ‘unique’…
  • Different sized slippers worn by a monk in the Hemis Monastery in Leh – Ladakh as shot by me
  • If possible, share images of your colleagues while making a point! It feels good!
  • Use images that make an IMPACT:
  • And will very soon KILL you.
  • To wake up the crowd, ask an interactive question:
  • (Q to the audience) Can you spot the difference?
  • Try and use images that directly tell the story:
  • Humor ALWAYS works. Tease your audience, provoke them!
  • Consider the car you drive:
  • There are NO MANNERS in making PPTs (usually). Use fonts & language that convey the message:
  • Revenues from advertising SUCK
  • Use examples that people KNOW and have experienced and then make your point. (see next series of slides featuring Linkedin)
  • On Linkedin…
  • “Profile completion %” is the simplest game invented, to make you add extraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa details to your profile…
  • Just to help Linkedin make lots of extraaaaaaaaa money…
  • By targeting your extraaaaaaaa completed profile to advertisers…. 
  • If possible, use simple business logic and examples to SIMPLIFY a difficult topic:
  • How advertising works (follow the lines) A candy bar sells for US$1 “Ad Network” takes 50% 1.5 cents remain Advertising & Marketing = 30% Online ads = 3 cents Gets distributed to websites Advertising = 30 cents Online ads = 10% of Advertising Website gets 1.5 cents of a 1$ Candy Bar
  • How in-app sales work! I create a mobile game So, we all BUY “In-Game Candy” = 0.99 cents Errr – A candy Game Nobody likes to DIE Apple/Google gives me 70%! Game is deep & long but free The game requires you to DIE or BUY I get 70 cents from MY OWN CANDY SALE
  • Make fun of yourself on stage! It works!!
  • What I did before Yeah, that’s me!
  • If you are using charts, use simple ones that make an impact and then can be explained to the audience
  • 2. Let the app float on ITS OWN
  • I always use my Company images, mascots, art assets to convey messages
  • 8. Don‟t advertise. • Unless you have a + ROI LTV
  • Use the language of the audience. If in Mumbai, talk like Mumbai…
  • Achha, So, MTV Matlab?
  • MTV = Must Transform Vision
  • Ask a question to the audience, get a response and then reveal your answer…
  • Do you want to make the most of a Client Meeting?
  • First a question: • Who do you think your client is?
  • I think that my client is:
  • If your presentation is technical or domain specific, clarify WHO it is meant for and also some disclosures
  • Who is this meant for? • Entrepreneurs who need guidance on ESOP ideas and policy for their Company. • Employees who need to understand what ESOPs are, and how they work. • People elsewhere in the business ecosystem, who may have questions on ESOPs and its core principles. • Anyone interested in learning about a very interesting and valuable capital idea that has been responsible for creating massive wealth for employees and employers!
  • Disclosures: • The principles and guidelines spoken about in this presentation are used and adopted strictly for the 2win group of companies that I operate/have invested in. • There are various alternative interpretations of ESOP best practices that other companies and employers may adopt. • This document should serve as a guideline and reference - not as a rule book!
  • People believe REAL STORIES. Provide a few to them.
  • ESOPS WORK! Ask these people
  • Summarize a presentation if you have shared lots of lessons and insights
  • Summary • Think of Virality as communication, and organic marketing, but not as advertising! • Let people talk. Good, Bad or Ugly. Just let them talk. • Snoop into the conversation ONLY when required. Don‟t mess with the mess. • Erect viral triggers, but subtly.
  • To extend your conversation with your audience, ask them to do something and revert to you!
  • Assignment What would you DO in this case, how and why? Mail me –
  • In a business meeting, ASK for what you want so that the discussion can then pivot from there
  • Google, please give us some editorial love?
  • To provoke your audience, present them a ‘checklist’ – this will get them thinking and call you back!
  • Checklist • Have you: – – – – – – – – – Blogged? Been an influencer on Quora? Presented at ad:tech, demo,, IITs, IIMs? Written for leading publications? Trended on Twitter? Activated Pinterest? Conducted “Hangouts”? Been “Slideshared”? “Tumbl‟d”?
  • If you are pitching, directly DETAIL what you can do
  • What we can do for you • Be smart about your PR and help with the checklist • Create content, curate and host events • Influence digiterati and generate industry invitations • One stop shop for making sure you develop a digital ‘halo’!
  • Hygiene pointers
  • Hygiene: • I always use Arial and either a white or black template so that there is no distortion on large screens/SlideShare, etc. • MS PPT is the best option for me. Prezi is too complicated and distorts on screen. Keynote is cool but it gets messed up when moving between Mac and PC.
  • Hygiene: • SPEND HOURS ANIMATING each slide of your PPT and getting the impact of each point across. • Try and create impact using 8-10 slides max. • ALWAYS TEST RUN your PPT when presenting at events. Check screen resolutions, edges that may cut your slides, etc. • I avoid sound files. The volume is always an issue and getting audio connections is always a challenge. • To improve your PPTs, keep checking the Top Presentations on SlideShare every week!
  • How to present on stage?
  • ‘How to present’ tips • If possible, mike-up, carry a remote control AND MOVE ACROSS THE FLOOR. Don’t get stuck like a statue whose feet are glued to the ground. • SPEAK LESS. Let the pictures and the headers TALK. • Be spontaneous. If the audience is cold ask them if they need sweaters…
  • End with THANKS and contact points
  • Connect with me! e-mail - Facebook Twitter - @rodinhood My social network for anyone enterprising! Presentations –