How to deliver an extremely boring presentation

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Pitfalls of speakers .
common mistakes in power point presentations.

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How to deliver an extremely boring presentation

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  9. 9. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  10. 10. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Try to avoid: </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive Bullet </li></ul><ul><li>Points </li></ul><ul><li>in </li></ul><ul><li>your presentations </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>not </li></ul><ul><li>forgetting </li></ul><ul><li>those </li></ul><ul><li>annoying </li></ul><ul><li>sound </li></ul><ul><li>effects </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>fly-in </li></ul><ul><li>entrance effects </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata Classic Mistakes
  16. 16. YOU DON’T NEED MORE THAN ONE! (ok…maybe two) Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  17. 17. Rule of six <ul><li>6 lines per slides . </li></ul><ul><li>6 words per line . </li></ul><ul><li>6 seconds to understand Slide !. </li></ul><ul><li>6 </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  18. 18. Points you should have per slide <ul><li>One !! </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  19. 19. PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER THIS! Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  21. 21. <ul><li>So stop doing this ! </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  23. 23. <ul><li>Which leads to this : </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  25. 25. Bad Reasons to give a talk <ul><li>To show everyone how smart you are! </li></ul><ul><li>To tell them everything you know ! about your topic </li></ul><ul><li>To give all the technical details! of your work. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  26. 26. Good Reasons to give a talk <ul><li>To give the audience an outline for your idea </li></ul><ul><li>To stimulate them to read your paper </li></ul><ul><li>In short: To engage, excite , and provoke the audience. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  27. 27. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  29. 29. Why ? <ul><li>People can read faster than you talk!! </li></ul><ul><li>Very boring . </li></ul><ul><li>Monotonous . </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of spontaneity. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  30. 30. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  32. 32. Effective PowerPoint Use contrasting color schemes (design templates) ‏ These colors contrast These colors don’t contrast These colors contrast (harder to read?) ‏ These colors don’t contrast These colors contrast (harder to read?) ‏ Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  33. 33. BACKGROUND: Too fancy, too bright, too terrible. Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  34. 34. Poor Colour schemes and/ or use of multiple colours in a single slide for your text that make it almost unreadable for your participants. Cheesy Spinning Word Art! Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata Classic Mistakes
  35. 35. Using animations! Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata Use animation effects very very very very very very very sparingly
  36. 36. <ul><li>F o n t s i z e </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  37. 37. FONT: Too big, too small , too fancy , too much. Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  38. 38. <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>matters </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  39. 39. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  41. 41. How many homeless? <ul><li>Between 2.3 and 3.5 million are likely to experience being homeless in a year </li></ul><ul><li>1.35 million of them are children </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 veterans may be homeless on a given night. </li></ul><ul><li>50% African-American, 35% White, 12% Latino, 2% Native American, 1% Asian </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  42. 42. How many experience being homeless ? Between 2.3 and 3.5 million people… 1.35 million are children 200,000 are veterans Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  43. 43. Communication is the transfer of emotion” Seth Godin Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  44. 44. Not transfer of information Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  48. 48. Images. Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  50. 50. Images are stimulating! Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  53. 53. Brain dominnace <ul><li>Rt Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Lt. Brain ? </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  55. 55. How to kill them? <ul><li>Too much text. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading from the screen . </li></ul><ul><li>Less images. </li></ul><ul><li>Design mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of structure (story). </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  56. 56. manifestations solution message problem Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  57. 57. manifestations solution message problem manifestations Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  58. 58. The Ideal Audience <ul><li>Has read all your previous work. </li></ul><ul><li>Has at least three degrees specialty . </li></ul><ul><li>Eager to learn about the latest developments . </li></ul><ul><li>Is fresh and alert. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  60. 60. The Actual Audience!! <ul><li>Has never heard of you. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a rough idea of the work. </li></ul><ul><li>Has heard about it, but wish it hadn’t </li></ul><ul><li>Just came back from lunch and is ready for a nap </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  62. 62. <ul><li>Wake Them up! </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  63. 63. Grab their attention <ul><li>Story . </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation. </li></ul><ul><li>Question . </li></ul><ul><li>Joke !! </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  65. 65. What they care about? 55% Body Language 7% Content 38% Voice Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  66. 66. 7%?? Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  67. 67. How to impress them !! <ul><li>Little text . </li></ul><ul><li>More images . </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what is you message. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a story </li></ul><ul><li>Never read your slides. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
  68. 68. Good presentation is like a mini skirt ! <ul><li>Long enough to cover vital parts . </li></ul><ul><li>Short enough to remain interesting !!. </li></ul>Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata
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  71. 71. Thank you !! Glasgow 2009 Sameh Shehata

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