Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Presentation Thoughts Updated

922 views

Published on

An updated version of presentation thoughts which I gave to the technical department recently. Inspiration from Presentation Zen and Slide:ology.

Published in: Design, Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

Presentation Thoughts Updated

  1. 1. Presentation Thoughts
  2. 2. 95% of presentations are PANTS Pants Not Pants
  3. 3. <ul><li>Lots of bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Too much information on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter reading from the slide </li></ul><ul><li>It means they don’t have to memorise the talk </li></ul><ul><li>But, you can read faster than they can talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So what is the point of the presenter? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You would probably be better off without him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He’s not really saying anything worth listening to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that clip art is sooooooo lame </li></ul><ul><li>And what exactly is the point of this slide? Or this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Now, what emails have arrived on my Blackberry since they started….. </li></ul><ul><li>I wonder if they will have chocolate biscuits with the coffee? </li></ul><ul><li>Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 75% of audience are NOT Listening
  5. 5. But we don’t do that …
  6. 9. Oh. We did do that.
  7. 10. Never fear, help is here...
  8. 12. Document or presentation? Or both ?
  9. 13. Image from art4linux.org Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci
  10. 14. Highlight what is important
  11. 15. A picture paints a thousand words
  12. 16. Look at your audience
  13. 17. But what about the real world?
  14. 18. Support for Tigers <ul><li>Random sample of 147 adults (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>What animal engenders positive feelings, e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sucess </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also which one engenders nogative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Strong support for tigors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>57% positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>only 7% negative </li></ul></ul>
  15. 19. Tiger Anteater Antelope Giraffe Hippo Wombat
  16. 20. 57%
  17. 21. A New Dawn Simplicity Style Passion
  18. 23. <ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/donabelandewen </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerblokey </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryburn/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennisfidalgo </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lecates </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/hgruber </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/smanography </li></ul>

×