Why most presentations suck

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Why most presentations suck

  1. WHY MOST PRESENTATIONS SUCK AND HOW TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING
  2. PART I: INTRO
  3. PART I: INTRO WHY DO THEY SUCK THAT MUCH?
  4. DON’T BLAME POWER POINT
  5. DON’T BLAME POWER POINT WHEN YOUR PITCHES SUCK.
  6. BLAME THE WORLD AND THAT MAY INCLUDE YOURSELF
  7. WHEN WERE YOU LAST LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING A SLIDEWARE-RAN GATHERING ?
  8. WHEN WERE YOU LAST LOOKING FORWARD NESS KEYNOTES PROPOSALS MEETINGS CONFERENCES PITCHES PROJECT REPORTS PRESEN TO ATTENDING A SLIDEWARE-RAN GATHERING ?
  9. IF YOU’RE TEMPTED TO SAY NEVER YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
  10. IF YOU’RE TEMPTED TO SAY NEVER SO WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
  11. BECAUSE SLIDES ARE THE HOTTEST MEDIA NE W AVAILABLE THESE DAYS
  12. BECAUSE SLIDES ARE THE HOTTEST AND ALSO THE MOST CREDIBLE MEDIA NE W AVAILABLE THESE DAYS POWERFUL MALLEABLE INTERACTIVE
  13. MEDIA? SURE.THINK ABOUT AN INCON- VENIENT TRUTH
  14. MEDIA? SURE.THINK ABOUT AN INCON- VENIENT TRUTH ACADEMY AWARDS TO A POWERPOINT PRETENDING TO BE A DOCUMMENTARY
  15. KILLER PRESENTATIONS ARE MEDIA SHOTS NOT DOCUMENTS FOR LIVE READING
  16. 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
  17. YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT A PERFOR MER
  18. YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT A PERFOR MER WHY THEN WOULD ANYONE CARE TO SEE YOU READING ALOUD?
  19. THAT’S WHY THE BULLETS HAVE LOST THEIR POWER DUE TO POINTLESS RITUALS AND REPETITION.
  20. POWERPOINT IS NOT TO BLAME. IT’S A TOOL NOT INTENDED TO BE A METHOD.
  21. IT CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP GREAT MANY THINGS
  22. IT CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP GREAT MANY BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO ANSWER THINGS FIVE LITTLE QUESTIONS:
  23. QUESTION #1: WHAT IS THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WILL ADDRESS?
  24. QUESTION #1: WHAT IS THE SUBJECT THAT YOU WILL ADDRESS? IS IT TRULY IMPORTANT FOR THE AUDIENCE?
  25. QUESTION #2: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE TOWARDS YOUR ATTENDANTS?
  26. QUESTION #2: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? THEIR LEADER? SOME EXPERT? CHEERLEADER? TOWARDS YOUR ATTENDANTS?
  27. QUESTION #3: WHO’S IN THE AUDIENCE? HAVE THEY COME WILLINGLY?
  28. QUESTION #3: WHO’S IN THE AUDIENCE? HAVE THEY COME WILLINGLY? WHAT WILL THEY LEARN FROM YOU?
  29. QUESTION #4: WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  30. QUESTION #4: WHAT IS THE FORMAT LAYOUT TONE STORY OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  31. QUESTION #5: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  32. QUESTION #5: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS ARE THEY REAL? CLEAR? FEASABLE? OF YOUR PRESENTATION?
  33. ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS IS SO SIMPLE THAT IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED.
  34. ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS IS SO SIMPLE THAT IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED. IT SHOULDN’T.
  35. “SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHIS TICATION SAID ONCE GOOD OL’ LEO DA VINCI. ”
  36. I CALL THIS METHOD PaM
  37. I CALL THIS METHOD PaM PRESENTATIONS AS MEDIA
  38. PaMs HAVE REFINED GOALS
  39. PaMs HAVE REFINED GOALS AUDIENCE FORMATS PLAYERS STAGING ACTIONS
  40. I’LL DETAIL EACH OF THEM LATER STAY TUNED IT WON’T TAKE LONG. PROMISE.
  41. THESE SLIDES COMPILE 18 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE ON THE SUBJECT. TELL ME: WOULD YOU READ A BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT?
  42. 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.
  43. IF SO, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SPEND
  44. IF SO, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU ON: SPEND A 120-PAGE PAPERBACK? AN E-BOOK? 99 TEMPLATES?
  45. IF THIS WAS HELPFUL GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK slideware.manager@gmail.com
  46. IF THIS WAS HELPFUL GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK YOU MAY ALSO COMMENT slideware.manager@gmail.com BELOW. THANKS.
  47. { this presentation was developed in apple keynote then exported to pdf to retain the myriad pro condensed bold typeface family, case you were wondering }

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