Open up one of your presentation decks and ask thefollowing questions:
Internet Users and News46% go to a national TV news website39% go to web portals like Yahoo orGoogle32% go to local daily newspaper websites4% frequently use blogs as aof your sfor Do any source lides news have mul2ple bullet points like this 7% use cell phone as a source for news example?
2009 Do use bar charts ? 2008 2007 Product 3 Product 2 2006 Product 1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
Or graphs like this? We are Growing Dec ’09: 10.3 million Jan ’09: 8.3 million +63% +32% Jan ‘08: 6.3 million 6
Do you use Pie-‐charts? Do your charts look like this?
Verbal Material People learn better when words arepresented as narration rather than text.
Visual MaterialPeople learn better from narration & graphics rather than narration, graphics, & text.
People learn better when extraneous visual material is excluded.You don’t need your background, your logo and ugly clip art.
THE AVERAGE PERSONCAN READ upper and lower case type, FASTER THANTYPE IN ALL UPPER CASE.
Can’t change everything at once? Pick two issues and make improvements on your next presentation.
Keep tweaking one slide at a time. Before you know it, you’ll havetransformed your presentation into something useful, engaging and valuable to your audience.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Steve Jobs
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