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P O W E R P O I N T
D E A T H B Y Ian Trimble
– P E T E R N O R V I G ( G O O G L E )
“PowerPoint doesn’t kill meetings. People kill
meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a
loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad
things with it.”
Approximately 350 PowerPoint presentations
are given every second around the world.....
and approximately 99% suck.
P O W E R P O I N T I S
N O T T H E P R O B L E M
It's you
9 1 %
So....... What can I do?
Tell A Story
Begin with the Narrative
Compare & Contrast
I N F O R M AT I O N O V E R L O A D
3 FACTORS
!
P U R P O S E
Y O U R A U D I E N C E
Y O U R A U D I E N C E
Y O U R S T Y L E
Engage Your Audience
U S E B O L D I N G A N D
C O L O R F O R E M P H A S I S
– S T E V E J O B S
"People who know what they’re talking about
don’t need PowerPoint"
S H O W Y O U R PA S S I O N
You're Audience Knows When You Don't Care
W O R K I N G W I T H I M A G E S
Q U A L I T Y M AT T E R S
B I G G E R I S B E T T E R
M AT C H C O L O R S , S T Y L E S
A L I G N C A R E F U L LY
S I M P L E D E S I G N R U L E S
An Extra Slide is
D O N ' T D O T H I S
• Here I am writing down every word that I am going to
say aloud when I give the presentation. All the text
taking up space on the screen is going to make it
really difficult for people to listen and to read
everything at once, even though they are the same
thing.
O N E P O I N T P E R S L I D E
Be A Merciless Editor
F E W M AT C H I N G C O L O R S
Don't Cause Eye Damage
P H O T O S , N O T C L I PA RT
I S K I N G
K N O W Y O U R S L I D E S
“ T E L L T H E M W H AT Y O U ’ R E G O I N G T O
S AY, S AY I T, T H E N T E L L T H E M W H AT
Y O U S A I D . ”D O N ' T
D O N ' T U S E $ ! * # &
F O N T S !
TA H O M A 	

M I C R O S O F T S A N S S E R I F
A R I A L
V E R D A N A
C O U R I E R N E W
T I M E S N E W R O M A N
T R E B U C H E T M S
L U C I D A C O N S O L E 
C O M I C S A N S
!
!
A R E $ ! * # & F O N T S
Why do People
or
make fonts
TOO BIG
TOO SMALL
W H I T E S PA C E I S A G O O D T H I N G
AV O I D T O O M A N Y
S P R E A D
S H E E T S
0
25
50
75
100
Only Use Charts When Necessary
S P E N D T I M E R E H E A R S I N G .
A N D A G A I N . A N D A G A I N .
• An outstanding 1 hour presentation can take 30
hours or more of prep time.
I F Y O U R E A L LY N E E D N O T E S ,
U S E P R E S E N T E R V I E W.
M O V E A R O U N D
U S E B U L L E T P O I N T S S PA R I N G LY
PowerPoint is NOT the only game in town.
A P P L E K E Y N O T E
P R E Z I
P O W T O O N
L E T ' S R E C A P. . . . .
M I S TA K E S T O AV O I D :
L A C K O F P R E P E R AT I O N
N O T E N O U G H V I S U A L S
L O W Q U A L I T Y
U G LY S L I D E S
T O O M U C H I N F O
Have A Backup Plan
I N S U M M A RY
Concise
Effective Presentations Are:
Clear
Make effective use of visuals
D O N ' T K I L L Y O U R A U D I E N C E
D O N ' T B L O W T H E E N D I N G
YOUR AUDIENCE WILL REMEMBER THE ENDING
– E D WA R D T U F T E ( YA L E P R O F E S S O R )
“Power corrupts, PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.”
I promise to never kill anyone with my presentation
again.
...........................................................
(you sign here)
8/5/2015
Speech Coach /
Web Design
@itrimble
trimblewebdesign.com

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Death by powerpoint

  • 1. P O W E R P O I N T D E A T H B Y Ian Trimble
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  • 4. – P E T E R N O R V I G ( G O O G L E ) “PowerPoint doesn’t kill meetings. People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad things with it.”
  • 5. Approximately 350 PowerPoint presentations are given every second around the world.....
  • 7. P O W E R P O I N T I S N O T T H E P R O B L E M
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  • 13. Begin with the Narrative Compare & Contrast
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  • 15. I N F O R M AT I O N O V E R L O A D
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  • 19. ! P U R P O S E
  • 20. Y O U R A U D I E N C E
  • 21. Y O U R A U D I E N C E
  • 22. Y O U R S T Y L E
  • 24. U S E B O L D I N G A N D C O L O R F O R E M P H A S I S
  • 25. – S T E V E J O B S "People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint"
  • 26. S H O W Y O U R PA S S I O N
  • 27. You're Audience Knows When You Don't Care
  • 28. W O R K I N G W I T H I M A G E S Q U A L I T Y M AT T E R S B I G G E R I S B E T T E R M AT C H C O L O R S , S T Y L E S A L I G N C A R E F U L LY
  • 29. S I M P L E D E S I G N R U L E S
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  • 32. D O N ' T D O T H I S • Here I am writing down every word that I am going to say aloud when I give the presentation. All the text taking up space on the screen is going to make it really difficult for people to listen and to read everything at once, even though they are the same thing.
  • 33. O N E P O I N T P E R S L I D E
  • 34. Be A Merciless Editor
  • 35. F E W M AT C H I N G C O L O R S
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  • 37. Don't Cause Eye Damage
  • 38. P H O T O S , N O T C L I PA RT
  • 39. I S K I N G
  • 40. K N O W Y O U R S L I D E S
  • 41. “ T E L L T H E M W H AT Y O U ’ R E G O I N G T O S AY, S AY I T, T H E N T E L L T H E M W H AT Y O U S A I D . ”D O N ' T
  • 42. D O N ' T U S E $ ! * # & F O N T S !
  • 43. TA H O M A M I C R O S O F T S A N S S E R I F A R I A L V E R D A N A C O U R I E R N E W T I M E S N E W R O M A N T R E B U C H E T M S L U C I D A C O N S O L E C O M I C S A N S ! ! A R E $ ! * # & F O N T S
  • 44. Why do People or make fonts TOO BIG TOO SMALL
  • 45. W H I T E S PA C E I S A G O O D T H I N G
  • 46. AV O I D T O O M A N Y S P R E A D S H E E T S
  • 48. S P E N D T I M E R E H E A R S I N G . A N D A G A I N . A N D A G A I N .
  • 49. • An outstanding 1 hour presentation can take 30 hours or more of prep time.
  • 50. I F Y O U R E A L LY N E E D N O T E S , U S E P R E S E N T E R V I E W.
  • 51. M O V E A R O U N D
  • 52. U S E B U L L E T P O I N T S S PA R I N G LY
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  • 54. PowerPoint is NOT the only game in town.
  • 55. A P P L E K E Y N O T E
  • 56. P R E Z I
  • 57. P O W T O O N
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  • 60. L E T ' S R E C A P. . . . . M I S TA K E S T O AV O I D : L A C K O F P R E P E R AT I O N N O T E N O U G H V I S U A L S L O W Q U A L I T Y U G LY S L I D E S T O O M U C H I N F O
  • 62. I N S U M M A RY Concise Effective Presentations Are: Clear Make effective use of visuals
  • 63. D O N ' T K I L L Y O U R A U D I E N C E
  • 64. D O N ' T B L O W T H E E N D I N G
  • 65. YOUR AUDIENCE WILL REMEMBER THE ENDING
  • 66. – E D WA R D T U F T E ( YA L E P R O F E S S O R ) “Power corrupts, PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.”
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  • 68. I promise to never kill anyone with my presentation again. ........................................................... (you sign here)
  • 70. Speech Coach / Web Design @itrimble trimblewebdesign.com