TMI                When Too Much                   Is Too Much Tips for PowerPoint Delivery          © Jo McRell 2012
Some people…    ….just don’t know when to stop                 Could that be you?2
If your slides look like this…       ….then, yes, it’s you.3
So how does your pptx become TMI?4
Let’s count the ways…    1. Use slides as document -> forget it’s a visual aid    2. Don’t know story -> use slides as cru...
How do you stop?    • Ask yourself…      – Is PowerPoint the right format?      – What do you want people to remember?    ...
Can we fix this?7
No.          PPTx is not the           right format           Make a PDF            handout.8
Can we fix this?                       What do you want                        the audience to                          re...
Yes. Try this.               Why our company?                                     20+                                     ...
Can we fix this?                        What’s the story?11
Yes. Emphasize the story.                                                                                             Use ...
Use responsibly. Presenting less information may result in your     audience actually remembering what you said and thereb...
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  1. 1. TMI When Too Much Is Too Much Tips for PowerPoint Delivery © Jo McRell 2012
  2. 2. Some people… ….just don’t know when to stop Could that be you?2
  3. 3. If your slides look like this… ….then, yes, it’s you.3
  4. 4. So how does your pptx become TMI?4
  5. 5. Let’s count the ways… 1. Use slides as document -> forget it’s a visual aid 2. Don’t know story -> use slides as crutch 3. Want transparency -> use slides as report 4. Don’t know audience -> give them everything 5. Think we look smarter -> overload slides 6. Copy & paste from someone else’s bad slides 7. …5
  6. 6. How do you stop? • Ask yourself… – Is PowerPoint the right format? – What do you want people to remember? – What’s my story?6
  7. 7. Can we fix this?7
  8. 8. No. PPTx is not the right format Make a PDF handout.8
  9. 9. Can we fix this? What do you want the audience to remember?9
  10. 10. Yes. Try this. Why our company? 20+ Years Global Superior Most Support Technology Experienced 5 continents 2x broadband Leaders w/patents speeds 19 countries US DOD vendor10
  11. 11. Can we fix this? What’s the story?11
  12. 12. Yes. Emphasize the story. Use the title as Using the IMPACT2 Model a punch line Right Context + Right Intervention Approach = Best Outcome Environment Must capture Make these factors Comprehensive takeaways view Function clear (performance, Use Assistive quality of life, Technology Devices participation) Underutilized and Services Minimize noise12
  13. 13. Use responsibly. Presenting less information may result in your audience actually remembering what you said and thereby holding you accountable for those claims.13

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