PowerPointed: 5 Tips for Designing TOP Presentations - Rachel Boyd

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Presentation sharing tips for designing TOP presentations that engage your audience.
By Rachel Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand
http://rachelboyd.com

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PowerPointed: 5 Tips for Designing TOP Presentations - Rachel Boyd

  1. 1. PowerPointed 5 Tips for Designing TOP Presentations Rachel Boyd
  2. 2. Presentations are a form ofcommunication
  3. 3. Yet since the 1990’s•we have been delivering boring presentations using dozens of bullet points
  4. 4. Creating (un)engaging content•This slide is an example of what we have come to typically expect from a PowerPoint presentation•There is a lot of text (often small text) crammed on a page that conveys a lot of information•Plus, we’ve got bullet points•Probably lots of them!•Presenters read line by line what’s on the slide
  5. 5. HELP!
  6. 6. How can we change this?
  7. 7. Who can welearn from?
  8. 8. “The brain doesn’t pay attention toboring things, and I am as sick ofboring presentations as youare.” - Dr John MedinaBrain Rule #4
  9. 9. Vision trumps allother senses Brain Rule #10
  10. 10. “95% of presentations SUCK” - Guy Kawasaki
  11. 11. “Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating. It’s actually 99%” - Guy Kawasaki
  12. 12. Tips?
  13. 13. 1. Start analogue
  14. 14. Planning yourpresentation?
  15. 15. Planning yourpresentation?DO NOT start here
  16. 16. 2. Tell stories
  17. 17. “Forget about PowerPoint and statistics...
  18. 18. to involve peopleat a deeperlevel, you need totell stories”- Harvard Business Review
  19. 19. 3. Simplicity
  20. 20. Assume people can read.Don’t read aloud your text
  21. 21. One idea per slide
  22. 22. Slides are free!
  23. 23. Animate your audienceNOT your slides
  24. 24. 4. Bullet Points
  25. 25. Visionbeats all othersenses so...
  26. 26. Absolutely no bullet points!
  27. 27. Start with ablank canvas
  28. 28. 5. Go Visual!
  29. 29. Powerful images trigger emotions
  30. 30. Fact:We have betterrecall for visual information
  31. 31. http://www.brainrules.net/vision
  32. 32. Use photos not clipart
  33. 33. http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net
  34. 34. Howcan you improve your next PowerPoint?
  35. 35. More? http://www.presentationzen.com/Search “death by PowerPoint” on You Tube
  36. 36. Image ReferencesImage: Forwardhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/16805519@N00/344846593Image: eyehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/78315839@N00/1074000287Image: Mouthing offhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/21257461@N05/2336528544Image: Maggi sleeping on the way homehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/35237095252@N01/2973020567Image: The limits of growthhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/60364452@N00/4460258790Image: who am i?http://www.flickr.com/photos/70387215@N00/3707187124Image: Free Eye and Snowflaked Lashes Creative Commonshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/313994091Image: Apple Aluminum MacBook (Late 2008)http://www.flickr.com/photos/83542829@N00/2971294143mage: Have a Very Bokeh Christmashttp://www.flickr.com/photos/92694860@N00/4209735621Image: :: Learn how to . . . ::http://www.flickr.com/photos/66548401@N00/3368336791Image: Happy Pastahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/2201247567

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