Tips for Delivering Training with PowerPoint

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A friend asked what tips I had for presenting using powerpoint.
I use powerpoint at least twice a week for pretty heavy content within a corporate environment... making the information 'sticky' is critical

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Tips for Delivering Training with PowerPoint

  1. 1. Delivering Training With PowerPoint What to do and of course the big No-No’s. www.about.me/nadenemurray Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  2. 2. A Powerful Tool As with all power, comes great responsibility • Don’t bore your audience. • Don’t talk AT them through the screen. • Don’t use PowerPoint as a fall back… it is a prompt for more information • Dazzle them with sweet, salient points of information. Power Points if you will… Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  3. 3. Too Much Content • If there are multiple paragraphs, with multiple point, with multiple quotes, with multiple images, with…and with… and with… • YOU WILL LOOSE THEIR ATTENTION • Keep it to a single or three points. Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  4. 4. Animations • Controlling what your audience sees, when and with what impact can be very well timed using the animations controls in PowerPoint… – over animating makes it busy, confusing and not easy to print out if you want to use the presentation in handouts. • Be consistent in the manner in which you animate – EXCEPT – when making a point that requires real `impact, because they will get accustomed to the presentation, so throwing in something very different will make the information STICKY Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  5. 5. Bullet everything • Point • By • Point • Bullet • Your • Notes Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  6. 6. Multi-Media • Use the embedding function in PowerPoint (If it’s offline) • Or use Links to Videos, Gifs, Audio • Utilise the Audience’s internal representation systems – VAK • Make them FEEL something Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  7. 7. Recap, Repeat, Reword, Reuse • Repeat • Repeat • Repeat • Have the key points summarized in the ‘In this section we will cover’ slides • Have the key points summarized in the ‘In this section we learnt’ slides Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment
  8. 8. Showing Statistics • When using tables – write the point in sentence form so they know what to look for. • When using graphs – write the point in sentence form so they know what to look for. • When using pictures… etc etc etc • Best bet is to use INFOGRAPHICs to really stick in their minds. Nadene Murray +61 (0)458 190 391 www.facebook.com/coachingtowardsdevelopment

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