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People working in non-profits,government, schools and cubicles allaround the world hate PowerPoint,
but it’s not PowerPointthat sucks.It’s the speaker (that’s you)who is responsible for usingit effectively.
Your slides are there tosupport you and unfortunatelyif they suck, so do you.
There are endless bookswritten on the topic by somevery smart people.But there are lots of ways ofdesigning a great lookingpresentation, and definitelymore than one opinion.Ultimately one of my favouriteways to learn is from otherpeople’s mistakes.So here are...
Visuals are more interesting than words.There are endless sources of images and videosyou can use to bring your presentation to life.
A good place to start is here:iStockPhoto.com:best for royalty free images ($$$)COMPFIGHT.com:best for Creative Commons images (free-ish*) If you’re going to use standard Microsoft clipart there’s no hope for you, sorry. *with conditions
You don’t have to usecheesy stock photos.(is it really that much funto work in a call center?)
Be mindful of things like spacingand alignment.Keep everything nice and tidy. POINT 1
When you move your presentation from one machineto another you can lose some of that beautiful designyou’ve been working on. That can suck.To fix this, export your presentation asa PDF and present it full screen.It will look exactly the way you intended it toand you’ll be able to leave a copy behind. MYPRESENT- ATION
Having a consistent use of colors,images & alignment gives a cohesivelook to your presentation.It also helps to separate yourpresentation into sections.
Use a collection of images that belong together,
86%of top executives say thatcommunicating with claritydirectly impacts theircareer and income.Yet only25%Spend more than 2 hours on‘high-stakes’ presentationsSource: www.distinction-services.com
An outstanding1 hour presentationcan take 30 hoursor more of prep time.Shocking I know.
but It’s all worth it.Giving a ‘high-stakes’ presentation is your momentto shine, to influence and to spread ideas.How much is that worth to you?
If you’re uploading to slideshare a beautifully designedand well planned presentation might be seen byhundreds of thousands of people all around theworld.Put in the hours,give it everything you gotand present a work of art.
Design,don’t just slapsomething together.If your presentation sucks, don’t blame PowerPoint.
Let’s recap:MISTAKESTO AVOID Too much NOT ENOUGH info VISUALShorrible ALL-OVER- LACK OFQUALITY THE-PLACE PREP
I promise to neverdesign a presentationthat sucks ever again (you sign here)
Share this presentation with yourcolleagues, your boss or with thespeaker of that horrible presentationyou sat through last week.They will thank you, trust me.Together let’s rid the worldof PowerPoint that sucks. Click here to download:
thank you Jesse Desjardins twitter.com/jessedee slideshare.net/jessedee