10 Minute Death byPowerPoint  Test
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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 ...
2009	                                                                      Do	  use	  bar	  charts	  ?	  	  	  2008	  2007...
Or	  graphs	  like	  this?	                         We	  are	  Growing	                                      Dec	  ’09:	  ...
Do	  you	  use	  Pie-­‐charts?	  	  Do	  your	  charts	  look	  like	  this?	  
Is	  your	  type	  size	  less	  than	  36	  point?	  	  
Do	  use	  the	  same	  background	  template	     on	  every	  slide?	  	  	  
Do	  any	  place	  your	         logo	  or	  your	  name	  on	                 every	  slide?	  	  	  Logo
Do	  use	  any	  type	  of	          clip	  art?	  	  
Do	  use	  ALL	  CAP’s	  in	       your	  body	  copy?	  	  WHY DO PEOPLE USE ALL CAPS IN THEIR PRESENTATIONS?
If you answered yes to any ofthose questions, your presentation        could use some help.
If you answered yes to three or morequestions, your audience may look like this.
Death byPowerPointhas a cure.Here are some tips
Does your audience care about   every point in your slide.
Onethoughtper slide!
Not oneCONCEPTper slide.
Onethoughtper slide!
Look at your slides and count to 7. If youcan’t get your main point in that amount of   time, you will loose your audience.
Treat your content li                       ke a   billboard message.Make your point q                 uickly.
Ask yourself: Can a 10 year old understand my slides?
Try not to use less than     36 point type
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 ugl...
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, ...
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”                             - Steve Jobs
If you ever need help with your presentations, ping me – I’m happyto review what you’ve done and give        you some sugg...
Al	  Bonner	                    785-­‐856-­‐0421	  Presenta2ontransforma2ons.com	     albonnerconsul2ng@gmail.com	  
10 minute "Death by PowerPoint" Test
10 minute "Death by PowerPoint" Test
10 minute "Death by PowerPoint" Test
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Does your presentation measure up? Are you contributing to "Death By PowerPoint?" Here is a quick test you can do on your current slides, along with some tips and next steps.

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10 minute "Death by PowerPoint" Test

  1. 1. 10 Minute Death byPowerPoint Test
  2. 2. Presented by
  3. 3. Open up one of your presentation decks and ask thefollowing questions:
  4. 4. 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?      
  5. 5. 2009   Do  use  bar  charts  ?      2008  2007   Product  3   Product  2  2006   Product  1   0   10   20   30   40   50   60   70  
  6. 6. 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  
  7. 7. Do  you  use  Pie-­‐charts?    Do  your  charts  look  like  this?  
  8. 8. Is  your  type  size  less  than  36  point?    
  9. 9. Do  use  the  same  background  template   on  every  slide?      
  10. 10. Do  any  place  your   logo  or  your  name  on   every  slide?      Logo
  11. 11. Do  use  any  type  of   clip  art?    
  12. 12. Do  use  ALL  CAP’s  in   your  body  copy?    WHY DO PEOPLE USE ALL CAPS IN THEIR PRESENTATIONS?
  13. 13. If you answered yes to any ofthose questions, your presentation could use some help.
  14. 14. If you answered yes to three or morequestions, your audience may look like this.
  15. 15. Death byPowerPointhas a cure.Here are some tips
  16. 16. Does your audience care about every point in your slide.
  17. 17. Onethoughtper slide!
  18. 18. Not oneCONCEPTper slide.
  19. 19. Onethoughtper slide!
  20. 20. Look at your slides and count to 7. If youcan’t get your main point in that amount of time, you will loose your audience.
  21. 21. Treat your content li ke a billboard message.Make your point q uickly.
  22. 22. Ask yourself: Can a 10 year old understand my slides?
  23. 23. Try not to use less than 36 point type
  24. 24. Verbal Material People learn better when words arepresented as narration rather than text.
  25. 25. Visual MaterialPeople learn better from narration & graphics rather than narration, graphics, & text.
  26. 26. People learn better when extraneous visual material is excluded.You don’t need your background, your logo and ugly clip art.
  27. 27. THE AVERAGE PERSONCAN READ upper and lower case type, FASTER THANTYPE IN ALL UPPER CASE.
  28. 28. Can’t change everything at once? Pick two issues and make improvements on your next presentation.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” - Steve Jobs
  31. 31. If you ever need help with your presentations, ping me – I’m happyto review what you’ve done and give you some suggestions.Oh, and of course if you like the tips you see here, you can always subscribe to my blog!.
  32. 32. Al  Bonner   785-­‐856-­‐0421  Presenta2ontransforma2ons.com   albonnerconsul2ng@gmail.com  

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