Ideas for Effective Stand-alone Presentations

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What should you do when you don’t get to deliver your presentation, it just gets sent by e-mail? How can you make this type of presentation effective? In this presentation, I share seven ideas for …

What should you do when you don’t get to deliver your presentation, it just gets sent by e-mail? How can you make this type of presentation effective? In this presentation, I share seven ideas for making stand-alone presentations effective.

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  • 1. Ideas forstand-alonepresentations By Dave Paradi
  • 2. How can yourpresentation beeffective whenyou don’t get topresent it?
  • 3. The viewer only receives it as anattachment in their e-mail
  • 4. They don’t getto hear howyou wouldexplain eachslide
  • 5. Let’s learn 7ideas from themost successfulstand-alonepresentations
  • 6. Who says these are the beststand-alone presentations?
  • 7. People like you.On slideshare.net,the most popularpresentationsharing website.
  • 8. slideshare runs contests forstand-alone presentationsthat attract the bestpresentation designers and they are owned by Linkedin, so they know about business people
  • 9. So what can welearn from thesetop presentations?
  • 10. Here are the 7 ideas we will learn:1. Only include the essentials2. Give them a roadmap3. Use title slides for each main point4. Recap the key points at the end5. Use large visuals with explanations6. Use narration slides7. Build your points
  • 11. Only include theessentials
  • 12. FilterFilter all your points down to the essential ones. You can’t tell them everything.
  • 13. This is emotional. You won’twant to leave some points out. But you have to.
  • 14. First point Second point Third point Fact for proof Graph Diagram Example Quote Photo Numbered listCreate an outline so you knowthe message flows well.
  • 15. Give them aroadmap
  • 16. Near the start, give the viewer an idea of what you will cover. It manages their expectations.
  • 17. One easy way is to list your pointsagenda style like I did
  • 18. Here are the 7 ideas we will learn:1. Only include the essentials2. Give them a roadmap3. Use title slides for each main point4. Recap the key points at the end5. Use large visuals with explanations6. Use narration slides7. Build your points Use this as a section intro slide if you want to
  • 19. Use title slidesfor each mainpoint (like this!)
  • 20. The viewer can’t hear your verbaltransition between points. Use a title slide to let them know you are moving to the next point.
  • 21. Have a consistent look so they recognize it each time
  • 22. Recap the keypoints at the end
  • 23. People don’ttake noteswhile viewing astand-alonepresentation
  • 24. They experience a stand-alonepresentation like they would adocument They only read it
  • 25. The viewer won’tremembereverything ontheir own. Givethem a summaryso theyremember. (don’t worry, you’ll get one later)
  • 26. Use large visualswithexplanations
  • 27. A presentation should be visual. Ifyou have no visuals, send them a Word document instead
  • 28. Photo © Dave Paradi 2010 The viewer can’t see smallvisuals very well because their screen is small
  • 29. Now it makes an impact! Photo © Dave Paradi 2010
  • 30. The same goes fordiagrams or charts Make them large
  • 31. like this Yes Formal Bid Process Is value Yes over $20,000? Is value Formal over No Quotation $1,000? Process Informal No Process
  • 32. or this 50 40 Average 30 transactions per day 20 10 0 Hunting Drivers Property General license license transfer inquiry
  • 33. You’ve heard the phrase:“a picture speaks athousand words” How do you make sure your visual is speaking the words you want the viewer to hear?
  • 34. By adding explanatory text thatensures they get the point you want them to understand
  • 35. There are many points you couldinterpret from this graph 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 West Central East
  • 36. Sales in Central region higher despite smaller market and less staff 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 West Central EastNow they know what the point is
  • 37. Use narrationslides
  • 38. Not every point can be made with a visual (sorry presentation designers)
  • 39. Use slides withtext as a narratorfor the viewer
  • 40. Make the text visually interesting Font color Text position and alignment Font size: small or Large
  • 41. Don’t put a transcript on the slide.Just the key narrative to keep the story moving forward.
  • 42. Build your points
  • 43. A stand-alone presentationtypically has two to five times the number of slides as an in-person presentation
  • 44. Each slide is a keyphrase or point youwould shareBreak them up to keepthe audienceinterested
  • 45. Build visuals piece bypiece in order to keep the viewer focused (like these next slides)
  • 46. Company A is in the established mid-range position $245 Competitor A Competitor B Competitor C Our Company
  • 47. Company B claims the premiumposition and highest price $267 $245 Competitor A Competitor B Competitor C Our Company
  • 48. Company C claims they are the lowprice leader (but they aren’t) $267 $245 $223 Competitor A Competitor B Competitor C Our Company
  • 49. We have the lowest average price inthis market $267 $245 $223 $199 Competitor A Competitor B Competitor C Our Company
  • 50. See how the building of information keeps your attentionYou can build information in two ways
  • 51. Option 1: Each build is a new slideWorks well when It is more workslides are viewed as because you createimages or PDF file more slides 
  • 52. Option 2: Use PowerPoint animation Less work: one slide can have many builds If they view it in edit mode, they won’t see any builds 
  • 53. Save as a PowerPoint Show (PPSX)Opens automatically in Slide Show modefull screen and animation works as they advance
  • 54. Creating a stand-alone presentation cantake some work – but it is worth it if ithelps make the sale
  • 55. So let’s recap what we learned
  • 56. Use these ideas to create stand-alonepresentations that stand out:1. Only include the essentials2. Give them a roadmap3. Use title slides for each main point4. Recap the key points at the end5. Use large visuals with explanations6. Use narration slides7. Build your points
  • 57. If you would like me to help yourteam create more effectivepresentations, get in touch: P: 905-510-4911 E: Dave@ThinkOutsideTheSlide.com W: www.ThinkOutsideTheSlide.com