How to Make a Good 1st Impression...with PowerPoint.

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Good first impressions aren't always easy, but these tips are. Improve your presentation story with one important step.

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How to Make a Good 1st Impression...with PowerPoint.

  1. 1. ©Jo McRell 2011 Tips for Setting Up a Good Delivery
  2. 2. ©Jo McRell 2011 First impressions are important. What do you want your audience to see first?
  3. 3. ©Jo McRell 2011 Imagine You’re My Potential Customer …and this is my outline • Company Z’s Advanced Technology Solutions • Company Z’s Technology Tools • Trends Driving Convergence Technology • Convergence Technology Challenges • Trends Diving Convergence Technology • Technology Challenges: Broad Range of Requirements • Our Focus on Technology: Improve Productivity • Product X: The Industry Standard • Product X: Keeping Pace with Technology Challenges • Product X: New Feature • Product X: New Feature Based on a real company’s real customer presentation. • Leader in Technology with Broadest Partner Support • Customer Success is Our Goal • Product Y: Widely Adopted • Product Y: Advanced Solution • Product Y: New Feature • Product Y: Update • Product Y: Another Technology Feature • Product Y: Ultra Version • Customer Success is Our Goal • Summary
  4. 4. ©Jo McRell 2011 • Company Z’s Advanced Technology Solutions • Company Z’s Technology Tools • Trends Driving Convergence Technology • Convergence Technology Challenges • Trends Diving Convergence Technology • Technology Challenges: Broad Range of Requirements • Our Focus on Technology: Improve Productivity • Product X: The Industry Standard • Product X: Keeping Pace with Technology Challenges • Product X: New Feature • Product X: New Feature • Leader in Technology with Broadest Partner Support • Customer Success is Our Goal • Product Y: Widely Adopted • Product Y: Advanced Solution • Product Y: New Feature • Product Y: Update • Product Y: Another Technology Feature • Product Y: Ultra Version • Customer Success is Our Goal • Summary Imagine You’re My Potential Customer …and this is my outline Based on a real company’s real customer presentation. Sound interesting? Would you buy this?
  5. 5. ©Jo McRell 2011 Good Outlines = Good 1st Impressions
  6. 6. ©Jo McRell 2011 Bad Outlines = Well… oser
  7. 7. ©Jo McRell 2011 How Do You Make a Good Outline? • Your slide titles should act as your outline • Slide titles should be: – Easy to understand – Meaningful  on their own and as part of the whole
  8. 8. ©Jo McRell 2011 How to Use Outline View in PowerPoint • Check your slides titles in outline view: – Are your titles clear? – Are your titles meaningful? – Do they tell a story when read together? Click on “Outline” Scan titles in bold
  9. 9. ©Jo McRell 2011 A Better First Impression? …check out my new outline • Are Convergence Technologies the Way of the Future? • Trends Point to Smart Devices Winning All • Where Will You (the Customer) Invest? • Company Z Best Positioned to Support Convergence Technologies • How Can We Offer Higher Productivity at Lower Cost? • New Features Enable Faster Time-to-Market • Proven with Customer Successes • The Average Time-to-Market and Cost without Company Z • Helping You Design the Smart Devices of Tomorrow
  10. 10. ©Jo McRell 2011 A Better First Impression? …check out my new outline • Are Convergence Technologies the Way of the Future? • Trends Point to Smart Devices Winning All • Where Will You (the Customer) Invest? • Company Z Best Positioned to Support Convergence Technologies • How Can We Offer Higher Productivity at Lower Cost? • New Features Enable Faster Time-to-Market • Proven with Customer Successes • The Average Time-to-Market and Cost without Company Z • Helping You Design the Smart Devices of Tomorrow Much of the same material; different titles
  11. 11. ©Jo McRell 2011 Wow. A little goes a long way. Use responsibly. Making a good first impression could cause higher expectations for your next presentation or product delivery.

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