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How to screw up your presentaion <ul><li>Seriously, you would not believe what I’ve seen. </li></ul>
i pushed the door labeled pull <ul><li>First and fore most- STOP READING YOUR PRESENTATION WORD FOR WORD! </li></ul><ul><l...
What did they say? <ul><li>You know what I’m talking about. Using phrases like  </li></ul><ul><li>Results are being Quanti...
But it’s pretty! <ul><li>Transitions are meant to spice up your presentation.  Still we tend to over use them.  Pick a tra...
Humor <ul><li>Some of the best presentations offer a bit of humor to ease the pressure of a grueling audience, and it can ...
Now for chart 1000 <ul><li>If you must have a chart then it should be clear what the intent without having to spend 15 min...
Stop rambling  <ul><li>One of the most common mistakes is time management </li></ul><ul><li>Most slides only three 2-3 min...
Hey where does this path go to? <ul><li>Everyone has met that “one” employee who sole purpose is to pull everyone into the...
There’s how many slides? <ul><li>This is a tough question since there no right answer.  It depends on several factors incl...
So much clip art. So much crappy art. <ul><li>Oh how we love clip art. However,  this example shows clip art can be a gian...
Just remember <ul><li>If you have to read it, word for word, don’t bother to show it! </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the “Busine...
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How To Mess Up Your Presentation

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How To Mess Up Your Presentation

  1. 1. How to screw up your presentaion <ul><li>Seriously, you would not believe what I’ve seen. </li></ul>
  2. 2. i pushed the door labeled pull <ul><li>First and fore most- STOP READING YOUR PRESENTATION WORD FOR WORD! </li></ul><ul><li>Honestly, if you are reading word for word, while your audience is reading from the print out, why are you meeting in the first place? Just email the printout and save everyone valuable time and massive hair pulling. </li></ul>Common Sense Thinking is Key
  3. 3. What did they say? <ul><li>You know what I’m talking about. Using phrases like </li></ul><ul><li>Results are being Quantified, Strong Deliverables, Facilitate, and of course, out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>Get to the point, be clear and your audience will know what you are talking about. </li></ul>Stop Using “Business Speak”
  4. 4. But it’s pretty! <ul><li>Transitions are meant to spice up your presentation. Still we tend to over use them. Pick a transition that is simple yet effective. People are there to gain new information not to see your slides change from little boxes, to blinds. </li></ul>Do You Really Need All Of Those Transitions?
  5. 5. Humor <ul><li>Some of the best presentations offer a bit of humor to ease the pressure of a grueling audience, and it can lighting the mood and even get the audience more engaged. </li></ul>It’s O.K To Have a Little Humor
  6. 6. Now for chart 1000 <ul><li>If you must have a chart then it should be clear what the intent without having to spend 15 minutes on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Many times we tend to use charts as place fillers. A presentation does not have to last hours just because you reserved the room for several hours </li></ul>Do You Really Need Those 40 Charts?
  7. 7. Stop rambling <ul><li>One of the most common mistakes is time management </li></ul><ul><li>Most slides only three 2-3 minutes at most. Unless the topic is very in-dept. </li></ul>Get To The Point
  8. 8. Hey where does this path go to? <ul><li>Everyone has met that “one” employee who sole purpose is to pull everyone into their project at the cost of the current training/presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to remind them that topic is not being discussed in this session and continue. </li></ul>Don’t get off Topic
  9. 9. There’s how many slides? <ul><li>This is a tough question since there no right answer. It depends on several factors including, audience size, topic, and time. More slides does not mean a better presentation. </li></ul>Are You Guilty Of Having Too Many Slides?
  10. 10. So much clip art. So much crappy art. <ul><li>Oh how we love clip art. However, this example shows clip art can be a giant yawn. Trying using something different so it will enhance your slide. </li></ul><ul><li>This art of a man crying because his computer offers something a bit more lively. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, it’s easy to over use clipart so take a step back and see if it helps or hurts. </li></ul>When To Use Clip Art
  11. 11. Just remember <ul><li>If you have to read it, word for word, don’t bother to show it! </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the “Business Speak”. </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions should be simple </li></ul><ul><li>A little humor is O.K </li></ul><ul><li>Charts.....really? Only if they make sense </li></ul><ul><li>Remember more slide doesn’t mean a better presentation, just a longer one. </li></ul><ul><li>Clip art- helpful or just a page filler? </li></ul>Summary

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