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Overall findings and 5 simple and easy questions to make killer presentations in a snap. No charisma or design skills needed.

Overall findings and 5 simple and easy questions to make killer presentations in a snap. No charisma or design skills needed.

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Why most presentations suck Why most presentations suck Presentation Transcript

  • WHY MOST PRESENTATIONS SUCK AND HOW TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING
  • PART I: INTRO
  • PART I: INTRO WHY DO THEY SUCK THAT MUCH?
  • DON’T BLAME POWER POINT
  • DON’T BLAME POWER POINT WHEN YOUR PITCHES SUCK.
  • BLAME THE WORLD AND THAT MAY INCLUDE YOURSELF
  • WHEN WERE YOU LAST LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING A SLIDEWARE-RAN GATHERING ?
  • WHEN WERE YOU LAST LOOKING FORWARD NESS KEYNOTES PROPOSALS MEETINGS CONFERENCES PITCHES PROJECT REPORTS PRESEN TO ATTENDING A SLIDEWARE-RAN GATHERING ?
  • IF YOU’RE TEMPTED TO SAY NEVER YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
  • IF YOU’RE TEMPTED TO SAY NEVER SO WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
  • BECAUSE SLIDES ARE THE HOTTEST MEDIA NE W AVAILABLE THESE DAYS
  • BECAUSE SLIDES ARE THE HOTTEST AND ALSO THE MOST CREDIBLE MEDIA NE W AVAILABLE THESE DAYS POWERFUL MALLEABLE INTERACTIVE
  • MEDIA? SURE.THINK ABOUT AN INCON- VENIENT TRUTH
  • MEDIA? SURE.THINK ABOUT AN INCON- VENIENT TRUTH ACADEMY AWARDS TO A POWERPOINT PRETENDING TO BE A DOCUMMENTARY
  • KILLER PRESENTATIONS ARE MEDIA SHOTS NOT DOCUMENTS FOR LIVE READING
  • KILLER PRESENTATIONS ARE MEDIA TED TALKS STEVE JOBS & BALLMER SHOTS SLIDESHARE GUY KAWASAKI WEB 2 STARTUPS YOU AS A BRAND NOT DOCUMENTS FOR LIVE READING
  • YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT A PERFOR MER
  • YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT A PERFOR MER WHY THEN WOULD ANYONE CARE TO SEE YOU READING ALOUD?
  • THAT’S WHY THE BULLETS HAVE LOST THEIR POWER DUE TO POINTLESS RITUALS AND REPETITION.
  • POWERPOINT IS NOT TO BLAME. IT’S A TOOL NOT INTENDED TO BE A METHOD.
  • IT CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP GREAT MANY THINGS
  • IT CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP GREAT MANY BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO ANSWER THINGS FIVE LITTLE QUESTIONS:
  • QUESTION #1: WHAT IS THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WILL ADDRESS?
  • QUESTION #1: WHAT IS THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WILL ADDRESS? IS IT TRULY IMPORTANT FOR THE AUDIENCE?
  • QUESTION #2: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE TOWARDS YOUR ATTENDANTS?
  • QUESTION #2: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? THEIR LEADER? SOME EXPERT? CHEERLEADER? TOWARDS YOUR ATTENDANTS?
  • QUESTION #3: WHO’S IN THE AUDIENCE? HAVE THEY COME WILLINGLY?
  • QUESTION #3: WHO’S IN THE AUDIENCE? HAVE THEY COME WILLINGLY? WHAT WILL THEY LEARN FROM YOU?
  • QUESTION #4: WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  • QUESTION #4: WHAT IS THE FORMAT LAYOUT TONE STORY OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  • QUESTION #5: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  • QUESTION #5: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS ARE THEY REAL? CLEAR? FEASABLE? OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  • ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS IS SO SIMPLE THAT IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED.
  • ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS IS SO SIMPLE THAT IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED. IT SHOULDN’T.
  • “SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHIS TICATION SAID ONCE GOOD OL’ LEO DA VINCI. ”
  • I CALL THIS METHOD PaM
  • I CALL THIS METHOD PaM PRESENTATIONS AS MEDIA
  • PaMs HAVE REFINED GOALS
  • PaMs HAVE REFINED GOALS AUDIENCE FORMATS PLAYERS STAGING ACTIONS
  • I’LL DETAIL EACH OF THEM LATER STAY TUNED IT WON’T TAKE LONG. PROMISE.
  • THESE SLIDES COMPILE 18 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE ON THE SUBJECT. TELL ME: WOULD YOU READ A BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT?
  • THESE SLIDES COMPILE 18 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE ON THE SUBJECT. TELL ME: WOULD I HAVEN’T WRITTEN IT YET, YOU READ A BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT? THAT’S WHY I’M ASKING.
  • IF SO, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND
  • IF SO, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU ON: SPEND A 120-PAGE PAPERBACK? AN E-BOOK? 99 TEMPLATES?
  • IF THIS WAS HELPFUL GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK slideware.manager@gmail.com
  • IF THIS WAS HELPFUL GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK YOU MAY ALSO COMMENT slideware.manager@gmail.com BELOW. THANKS.
  • { this presentation was developed in apple keynote then exported to pdf to retain the myriad pro condensed bold typeface family, case you were wondering }