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  • 1. Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it) Alexei Kapterev
  • 2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* * estimate
  • 3. They do 30 million presentations each day* * estimate
  • 4. About a million presentations aregoing on right now* * estimate
  • 5. 50% of them areunbearable* * conservative estimate
  • 6. LOTS of peopleare killing each otherwith bad presentations. NOW.
  • 7. They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  • 8. A vicious circle Bad presentations Bad communication Lesstraining Bad relations Less money Less sales
  • 9. Let’s make the world a better place.
  • 10. Why are they doing it?!
  • 11. Research shows: Bullets don’t kill people People kill people Unintentionally Yet regularly
  • 12. Mainly due to lack of...  Significance  Structure  Simplicity  Rehearsal
  • 13. Significance
  • 14. Why do you present?l To “pass the information”?l Your boss told you to?l Or to make meaning?
  • 15. What’s the subject andwhy it matters to you?
  • 16. How presentations work  Significance creates passion  Passion attracts attention  Attention leads to action
  • 17. Are you passionate? Check yourself.
  • 18. This is passion.
  • 19. This is passion.
  • 20. This is passion.
  • 21. This is not.
  • 22. Can’t find the meaning?Don’t present.
  • 23. Structure
  • 24. Structure is how you place thebuilding blocks of your story.
  • 25. Q: What structure to use?A: Any – as long as it is:  Convincing  Memorable  Scalable
  • 26. Structure choices Problem – Pathway – Solution Problem – Solution – Reasoning Fancy stuff (if it makes sense)
  • 27. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point.They will not remember more anyway.
  • 28. }Memorable opening 1 More details... 1 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 2 argument 1 2 More details... More details... 45 3 More details... minutes 1 More details... 3 argument 2 3 More details... More details...Memorable closing
  • 29. You can tell this in... l 5 minutes l 15 minutes l 45 minutes It is scalable.
  • 30. Simplicity
  • 31. Everything should be made assimple as possible but not simpler.
  • 32. Apparently, being simple is not that simple.Will give you some examples.
  • 33. Don’t worry: knowing thelanguage doesn’t really help.
  • 34. Notice cool background.
  • 35. Hey, we’ve got DATA!
  • 36. This one’s my favorite.
  • 37. Fundamental problem?
  • 38. PowerPoint helps to:  Visualize ideas  Create key points  Impress
  • 39. They use it as: Prompter Handouts Data dumps
  • 40. People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless.
  • 41. How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars.Break it in several. It’s free.
  • 42. What’s the point? One simple point?Remove everything else.
  • 43. Well, some arejust hopeless.
  • 44. Ditch stupid “rules”l Do you remember the rule: l 7 lines per slide or less l 7 words per line or less?l Well, it is just plain stupidl If you follow this “rule”l You get a slide like this
  • 45. d . Ditch stupid “rules” e p .l Do you remember the rule: m g a in l 7 lines per slide or less r rC o l 7 words per line or less?l Well, it is just plain stupid Bl If you follow this “rule”l You get a slide like this
  • 46. Simple design rules* One point per slide Few matching colours Very few fonts Photos, not clipart * pun intended
  • 47. Less text. More imagery.Wild imagery.
  • 48. But what if I need tosend or print the slides?
  • 49. Write a document.
  • 50. The LargestLeasing Companies• Hansa Leasing• РГ Лизинг• Авангард-Лизинг• Raiffeisen Leasing• ММБ-Лизинг Make 2 sets of slides
  • 51. Print with notes.
  • 52. Inform with little text* * yes you can
  • 53. Rehearsal
  • 54. It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me.
  • 55. YOU PRESENTATION RECEPIENTFeedback. Go get some.
  • 56. No audience? Present to thefurniture. But aloud. Try it.
  • 57. Check the roomand equipment.
  • 58. Presentation checklist
  • 59. All this leads to...
  • 60. Wow* * great presentations
  • 61. Alexei KapterevOffshore presentation design & consultingak@realtimestrategy.ru

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