Powerpoint tips--Don't put your audience to sleep!

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Powerpoint tips--Don't put your audience to sleep!

  1. 1. Tips for not putting your audience to sleep with your PowerPoint presentation Twitter @Susan_Larson 970-672-6314 www.susanlarsonfortcollins.com www.linkedin.com/in/susanlarson1 4mrslarson@gmail.com
  2. 2. Today’s topics • Slides count • The Brain • Significance • Structure • Simplicity • Preparation
  3. 3. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  4. 4. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule
  5. 5. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  6. 6. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint success 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  7. 7. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  8. 8. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  9. 9. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  10. 10. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity!
  11. 11. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! 7 simple PowerPoint rules
  12. 12. Everyone’s got an opinion PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 Rule The 7 x 7 rule The 6 steps to PowerPoint successNo more than 5 slides! Speak it! Image slides only, no words 3 rules to successful PowerPoint presentations The 5 cardinal PowerPoint rules PowerPoint rules that will save your sanity! The 5 rules for PowerPoint presentations that don’t suck 7 simple PowerPoint rules
  13. 13. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world
  14. 14. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day
  15. 15. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day About 10 million presentations are going on right now
  16. 16. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world There do 30 million presentations each day About 10 million presentations are going on right now About *50 percent Of them are unbearable *conservative estimate
  17. 17. WHY are they doing it?
  18. 18. Let’s make the world a better place
  19. 19. The Brain Attention: We don’t pay attention to boring things
  20. 20. The Brain Attention: We don’t pay attention to boring things Entertain Your Audience
  21. 21. The Brain Short term memory: Repeat to remember
  22. 22. The Brain Short term memory: Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember Repeat to remember
  23. 23. The Brain Long term memory: Remember to repeat
  24. 24. The Brain Long term memory: Remember to repeat Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
  25. 25. The Brain Vision: Vision trumps all other senses Hear it, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it.
  26. 26. The Brain Vision: Vision trumps all other senses Hear it, and three days later you'll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you'll remember 65%.
  27. 27. Significance • Why are you presenting? To pass along information? Because your boss told you too? Or to create meaning?
  28. 28. Significance • Why are you presenting? Can’t find the meaning? STOP! Cancel your presentation
  29. 29. • The message Structure Scalable Convincing Memorable
  30. 30. Structure • The format Easy to read Uncluttered
  31. 31. Simplicity Bad
  32. 32. Simplicity Bad
  33. 33. Simplicity Bad
  34. 34. Simplicity Good
  35. 35. Good Simplicity
  36. 36. Preparation Practice, practice, practice
  37. 37. Get some feedback Preparation
  38. 38. Preparation Check your room and equipment
  39. 39. Preparation Turn off your Instant Messenger!!!
  40. 40. Thoughts… PowerPoint helps to: Visualize ideas Emphasize key points Impress
  41. 41. Thoughts… Hand outs? At the end
  42. 42. Title slides are important Include the date Include contact info for external audiences Let your web audience know they are in the right place
  43. 43. Thanks for coming! Hope you enjoyed it! Questions… Additional resources Presentation Zen http://www.presentationzen.com/ Presentation Zen PowerPoint article http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html Article on the 10/20/30 rule http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/1056/Steve-Jobs-Guy-Kawasaki-Powerpoint-Best-Practices.aspx Onenorthwest best practcies article http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/powerpoint-best-practices Universtiy of Oregon PowerPoint best practices: http://www.uoregon.edu/~tep/technology/powerpoint/docs/presenting.pdf Turpin Communications artticle http://www.turpincommunication.com/articles/pptbestpractices.htm

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