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How are we
Presenting
Looking at how we prepare, design
and deliver our presentations

         www.clearpreso.com
100 Respondents
 gathered through
What presentation
software do you use?
Other
                      3%
           Keynote
            9%
Ppt 2003

 8%
                             Ppt 2010

Ppt 2007                     54%
26%
Let’s see how they have
 done over time in my
    previous surveys
Usage in… 2010   2011   2012
Usage in… 2010   2011   2012




   Prezi   0%     3%     1%
Usage in… 2010    2011   2012




   Keynote   9%           9%
                   10%

   Prezi     0%    3%     1%
Usage in… 2010      2011   2012




   Ppt 2003   19%
                     12%

   Keynote    9%            9%
                     10%    8%

   Prezi      0%     3%     1%
Usage in… 2010      2011   2012

   Ppt 2007   53%




                     36%




                           26%

   Ppt 2003   19%
                     12%

   Keynote    9%            9%
                     10%    8%

   Prezi      0%     3%     1%
Usage in… 2010      2011   2012

   Ppt 2007   53%          54%




                     36%


                     34%
                           26%

   Ppt 2003   19%
                     12%
   Ppt 2010   12%
   Keynote    9%            9%
                     10%    8%

   Prezi      0%     3%     1%
“Keep an eye out for great
advice from respondents on


                       ”
     slides like this one!
How many presentations do
  you view and deliver
       each year?
Presentations viewed per annum
                                                             46%




      17%
                     11%
8%
                             6%
               3%                    4%              3%
                                             2%

1-3   4-6      7-9   10-12   13-15   16-18   19-21   22-24   25+
Presentations delivered per annum




21%                                                       22%
      17%
            11%
                  8%      7%      6%
                                          4%      4%

1-3   4-6   7-9   10-12   13-15   16-18   19-21   22-24   25+
“
Chill out, be passionate and
       tell a clear story

                         ”
Compared to your
peers, how would you rate
 yourself in the following
          areas…
Presentation Skills

                      49%

                               36%


           15%

0%
Lowest     Lower       Top     Top
 25%      26-50%     51-26%    25%
PowerPoint creation skills


                         42%

              27%                     29%



2%
Lowest         Lower       Top        Top
 25%          26-50%     51-26%       25%
Preparedness for presentations

                     48%
                               38%



           13%
4%

Lowest      Lower      Top      Top
 25%       26-50%    51-26%     25%
In general us humans aren’t
too great at comparing our
      skills vs. others…
Numerous studies show that
  we overestimate our
 abilities most of the time…
“   Rehearse.


                ”
How many hours do you
 spend rehearsing your
 average presentation?
Hours spent rehearsing

      26%
            23%

                  17%
12%                               13%

                        7%
                             2%

 0     1     2     3    4    5    5<
How would you rate the quality of
the average presentation given in
  your organisation in terms of
      visuals and content?
Visuals
                                             Average = 49.5%

                      19%
          18%
                16%
                              15%


                                             9%
                                        8%
     7%

3%                                                 3%
                                                        2%

1    2     3     4      5       6       7     8     9    10
                      Marks out of 10
Overall Content
Average = 58.8%                           24%
                                22%


                        15%                     16%

                  10%
           6%
2%   3%
                                                      1%   1%

 1    2     3      4      5       6        7     8    9    10
                        Marks out of 10
“    Don't start by using
        PowerPoint.
    Think, plan then turn
      on the computer
                            ”
Do you read any of the
  following presentation
resources to get advice/tips
   and develop your skills
50%

 Have visited
presentation
 blogs and
  websites
50%               29%

 Have visited
                Have read books
presentation
                 on presentation
 blogs and
                skills and design
  websites
50%               29%                 27%

 Have visited                        Have viewed
                Have read books
presentation                        online tutorials
                 on presentation
 blogs and                          on presentation
                skills and design
  websites                               design
“    Devote yourself to
      improvement...
    skill doesn't come
          for free.
                          ”
How often does your
organisation use one size fits
       all templates?
One size fits all templates are used:


                                            33%
                              26%
  22%
                19%




  0-25%       26%-50%       51%-75%       76%-100%
of the time   of the time   of the time   of the time
Do you agree that your
    organisation…
…Gets sales as a direct result of presentations

 60% Agree           19% Disagree
           40%


20%                                         21%
                      15%
                                 4%

Strongly   Agree     Disagree   Strongly   Don't know
 Agree                          Disagree
Takes presentation skills as seriously as they should

   42% Agree           54% Disagree


             30%        32%
                                  22%
  12%
                                               4%

  Strongly   Agree     Disagree   Strongly   Don't know
   Agree                          Disagree
Aims to develop employees' presentation skills

 38% Agree          53% Disagree


           28%      28%
                               25%

10%                                         9%


Strongly   Agree    Disagree   Strongly   Don't know
 Agree                         Disagree
“   Delete all the default
       MS templates

                             ”
Where does it all go wrong?
Top 3 reasons…




 48%

    Blame
“Lack of prep/
   practice”
Top 3 reasons…




 48%                59%

    Blame              Blame
“Lack of prep/     “The presenter
   practice”      reads off screen”
Top 3 reasons…




 48%                59%                75%

    Blame              Blame              Blame
“Lack of prep/     “The presenter     “Too much text
   practice”      reads off screen”      on slides”
And now for a word cloud
 of the advice that all the
  lovely respondents had
           to give
That’s all folks!
Find out more about me on
       the next slide
The presentation was created by me, Ed, that’s
me below! I run a presentation design company
which you can find @ www.clearpreso.com

And if you are on twitter I’d
love to connect, hit me
up at @clearpreso

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How are we Presenting 2012

  • 1. How are we Presenting Looking at how we prepare, design and deliver our presentations www.clearpreso.com
  • 4. Other 3% Keynote 9% Ppt 2003 8% Ppt 2010 Ppt 2007 54% 26%
  • 5. Let’s see how they have done over time in my previous surveys
  • 6. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012
  • 7. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012 Prezi 0% 3% 1%
  • 8. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012 Keynote 9% 9% 10% Prezi 0% 3% 1%
  • 9. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012 Ppt 2003 19% 12% Keynote 9% 9% 10% 8% Prezi 0% 3% 1%
  • 10. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012 Ppt 2007 53% 36% 26% Ppt 2003 19% 12% Keynote 9% 9% 10% 8% Prezi 0% 3% 1%
  • 11. Usage in… 2010 2011 2012 Ppt 2007 53% 54% 36% 34% 26% Ppt 2003 19% 12% Ppt 2010 12% Keynote 9% 9% 10% 8% Prezi 0% 3% 1%
  • 12. “Keep an eye out for great advice from respondents on ” slides like this one!
  • 13. How many presentations do you view and deliver each year?
  • 14. Presentations viewed per annum 46% 17% 11% 8% 6% 3% 4% 3% 2% 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 13-15 16-18 19-21 22-24 25+
  • 15. Presentations delivered per annum 21% 22% 17% 11% 8% 7% 6% 4% 4% 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 13-15 16-18 19-21 22-24 25+
  • 16. “ Chill out, be passionate and tell a clear story ”
  • 17. Compared to your peers, how would you rate yourself in the following areas…
  • 18. Presentation Skills 49% 36% 15% 0% Lowest Lower Top Top 25% 26-50% 51-26% 25%
  • 19. PowerPoint creation skills 42% 27% 29% 2% Lowest Lower Top Top 25% 26-50% 51-26% 25%
  • 20. Preparedness for presentations 48% 38% 13% 4% Lowest Lower Top Top 25% 26-50% 51-26% 25%
  • 21. In general us humans aren’t too great at comparing our skills vs. others…
  • 22. Numerous studies show that we overestimate our abilities most of the time…
  • 23. Rehearse. ”
  • 24. How many hours do you spend rehearsing your average presentation?
  • 25. Hours spent rehearsing 26% 23% 17% 12% 13% 7% 2% 0 1 2 3 4 5 5<
  • 26. How would you rate the quality of the average presentation given in your organisation in terms of visuals and content?
  • 27. Visuals Average = 49.5% 19% 18% 16% 15% 9% 8% 7% 3% 3% 2% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Marks out of 10
  • 28. Overall Content Average = 58.8% 24% 22% 15% 16% 10% 6% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Marks out of 10
  • 29. Don't start by using PowerPoint. Think, plan then turn on the computer ”
  • 30. Do you read any of the following presentation resources to get advice/tips and develop your skills
  • 31. 50% Have visited presentation blogs and websites
  • 32. 50% 29% Have visited Have read books presentation on presentation blogs and skills and design websites
  • 33. 50% 29% 27% Have visited Have viewed Have read books presentation online tutorials on presentation blogs and on presentation skills and design websites design
  • 34. Devote yourself to improvement... skill doesn't come for free. ”
  • 35. How often does your organisation use one size fits all templates?
  • 36. One size fits all templates are used: 33% 26% 22% 19% 0-25% 26%-50% 51%-75% 76%-100% of the time of the time of the time of the time
  • 37. Do you agree that your organisation…
  • 38. …Gets sales as a direct result of presentations 60% Agree 19% Disagree 40% 20% 21% 15% 4% Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Don't know Agree Disagree
  • 39. Takes presentation skills as seriously as they should 42% Agree 54% Disagree 30% 32% 22% 12% 4% Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Don't know Agree Disagree
  • 40. Aims to develop employees' presentation skills 38% Agree 53% Disagree 28% 28% 25% 10% 9% Strongly Agree Disagree Strongly Don't know Agree Disagree
  • 41. Delete all the default MS templates ”
  • 42. Where does it all go wrong?
  • 43. Top 3 reasons… 48% Blame “Lack of prep/ practice”
  • 44. Top 3 reasons… 48% 59% Blame Blame “Lack of prep/ “The presenter practice” reads off screen”
  • 45. Top 3 reasons… 48% 59% 75% Blame Blame Blame “Lack of prep/ “The presenter “Too much text practice” reads off screen” on slides”
  • 46. And now for a word cloud of the advice that all the lovely respondents had to give
  • 47.
  • 48. That’s all folks! Find out more about me on the next slide
  • 49. The presentation was created by me, Ed, that’s me below! I run a presentation design company which you can find @ www.clearpreso.com And if you are on twitter I’d love to connect, hit me up at @clearpreso

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