these "standardisedPowerPoints“ will be printed in a large meeting binder
or will be included in the meeting DVD for attendees to take home.
DVDs that the audience will never – ever - ever read !
This forces the speaker into a catch-22 situation
Should the presenter design visuals that clearly support his live talk ….
…. or should he create slides that Are more like a to document be read later?"
Most presenterscompromise andshoot for themiddle, resulting in poor supporting visuals talk for the live
and a series of document-like slides document-filled with text, bullet points and that doother datanot read well.
Slides that most speakers use as ateleprompter
making their presentations boringSpeakers tend to put every wordthey are going to say on theirPowerPoint slides. Although thiseliminates the need to memorizetheir talk, ultimately this makestheir slides crowded, wordy, andboring. They lose their audiencesattention before they even reachthe bottom of their first slide.
Using the right tool to do the right taskis always far more effective
an ideal World an ideal Slideshowan ideal Word Presentation Notes
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