Tell stories

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When presenting an idea, it is essential that you incorporate stories into your presentation. Just presenting dry data without stories makes it harder to get the audience's buy-in. Always incorporate stories into your PowerPoint presentations.

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Tell stories

  1. 1. Tell your story, with clarity.SAM THATTE Presentation Designer samthatte.com
  2. 2. “If you write a screenplaywithout conflict or crisisyou’ll bore your audience totears." For presentations, and fromthe audiences point of view, the “question is: Why the bloody helldoes this matter? Clarify that andyoure on the right track. Robert McKee
  3. 3. “ Story has played a significant role in allcultures but its adoption into professional cultures has been painfully slow. That’s because it’s easier to present a report “instead of a well-crafted presentation that incorporates stories. Nancy Duarte
  4. 4. Huh?
  5. 5. T he word “exposition” comes from Latin and means “to place.” It is a statement ortype of composition intended to give information about or an explanation of an issue, subject, method, or idea.
  6. 6. Great stories make a promiseAn audacious, bold promise…
  7. 7. SALES TEAM ANNUAL EARNINGS PROJECTED 2011 $7,000,0007 MIL6 MIL5 MIL4 MIL3 MIL 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (EST.)
  8. 8. Or she could tell Vanessa’s story
  9. 9. Vanessa suffers from adisease called fibromyalgia
  10. 10. While cleaning a home, Vanessafound an Acon catalog in the trash
  11. 11. THERE ARE OVER STORIESLIKE THESE IN THIS CITY ALONE.
  12. 12. SALES TEAM ANNUAL EARNINGS PROJECTED 2011 $7,000,0007 MIL6 MIL5 MIL4 MIL3 MIL 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (EST.)
  13. 13. “ Start with the truth. Identify the worldview of thepeople you need to reach. Describe the truth through their worldview. Thats your story. “Negative or positive, the challenge isnt just to tell the truth. Its to tell truth that resonates. Seth Godin
  14. 14. Robert McKee Krishna’s Butterballbaisdenlive.com facebook.com/andrea.debellNancy Duarte Pareto chart of late arrivalsoutstandingpresentationsworkshop.com merchantsleasing.comSeth Godin Mark Twaincgu.edu tvworthwatching.com All other images and graphics from
  15. 15. Tell your story, with clarity.SAM THATTE Presentation Designer samthatte.com
  16. 16. Namasté and thank you for viewing.SAM THATTE Presentation Designer samthatte.com
  17. 17. Grab attention, Cut through the chase.SAM THATTE Presentation Designer samthatte.com

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