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Death by PowerPoint<br />
Seriously?<br />You can do better<br />
How most peopleuse PowerPoint<br />
How most people lookusing PowerPoint<br />
How most people feel about PowerPoint<br />
PowerPoint should feel like this<br />
PowerPoint could be the most powerful tool on your computer…<br />but it’s not<br />- Seth Godin<br />
Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do. <br />and the Lord said it was bad.<br />
“Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he&apos;s got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.”<br />
Life’s too short for death by PowerPoint<br />
Do’s, Don’ts, Hacks, Tips, Tricks, Tactics, & Techniques<br />for betterPowerPoint<br />
presentation or conversation<br />presentation or conversation<br />
nobody wants to watch you reading<br />
bullets kill people<br />
WHATTHEFONT?<br />
One logo is enough <br />
“If you feel tempted to use a picture of two hands shaking in front of a globe, put the pencil down, step away from the de...
Cut the Clip Art<br />
The Others<br />Us<br />14<br />g<br />Them<br />a<br />h<br />b<br />d<br />More<br />NOISE<br />e<br />c<br />i<br />f<b...
Make charts & graphs Meaningful<br />Charts & Graphs<br />99%<br />suck<br />
Kids today consume 5 times more fast food than kids in 1970<br />1970<br />2009<br />
30% eat fast food<br />every day<br />You’re<br />supersizing us<br />
BLAM!<br />POW!<br />WHOOSH!<br />ZING!<br />NO SOUND EFFECTS or ANIMATIONS!<br />SOCK!<br />
keep it simple<br />stupid<br />
Simple tips from:<br />Seth Godin<br />
0 bullets<br />    1 point<br />    6 words<br />words, words, words, words, words, words.<br />
Simple tips from:<br />Guy Kawasaki<br />
10 slides<br />    20 minutes<br />    30 pt Font<br />abc<br />Guy Kawasaki<br />
Simple method:<br />PechaKucha<br />
20 slides<br />    20 seconds<br />    6.6 minutes<br />
step by step<br />
decide where you’re going<br />
write it down, and draw it up<br />
Death By PowerPointUnplugged<br />
outline<br />
storyboard<br />
3<br />deliverables<br />
Balancing content<br />
Ideas<br />Ideas<br />Facts<br />Facts<br />The Human Brain<br />Process<br />Process<br />Feelings<br />Feelings<br />
Practice<br />
check yourself<br />
Find your voice<br />
have fun<br />
Thanks!<br />David E. Bowman<br />Marketing Manager, LUCRUM<br />http://lucruminc.comhttp://davidebowman.com<br />
Photo Credits<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/annguyenphotography/3268547290/sizes/l/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
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Death by PowerPoint

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The Circuit was pleased to feature David Bowman, Marketing Manager of Lucrum, for our professional development program on Death by PowerPoint. David write this on his website (www.davidebowman.com)

Did you know that fear of public speaking ranks above fear of death. Seriously the top three fears are public speaking, death, and spiders. Who knew? Maybe one reason we all fear speaking in front of people is that we don’t want to look foolish. Sadly, the use of PowerPoint as a presentation tool often results in just that. Speakers look bad, audiences are bored, and public speaking remains something scary – wooohaahaaahaa. Fear not! It does not have to be this way.

This morning I got to deliver one of the more enjoyable presentations I have done in quite some time. The audience – 50 or so members of The Circuit, an organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio that brings together Information Technology professionals from around the region. The topic – Death by PowerPoint.

I opened the presentation with an original song entitled Death by PowerPoint. I must say I was a little nervous about starting the event by performing a song I wrote two days ago – and never played in front of anyone but my wife and kids. Happily the song went well, and I didn’t mess it up too badly. Everyone seemed to find the humor in it, and it proved to be a great segue into the presentation. Right after I was done singing it, I jokingly said that the 4 minute song contained just about every point I wanted to make – which is not far from the truth. Ahhh music. How I miss you. Maybe I was missing the boat all those years of playing until 2:30am in bars? Perhaps my future is 7:30am in conference rooms?

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Death by PowerPoint

  1. 1. Death by PowerPoint<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Seriously?<br />You can do better<br />
  4. 4. How most peopleuse PowerPoint<br />
  5. 5. How most people lookusing PowerPoint<br />
  6. 6. How most people feel about PowerPoint<br />
  7. 7. PowerPoint should feel like this<br />
  8. 8. PowerPoint could be the most powerful tool on your computer…<br />but it’s not<br />- Seth Godin<br />
  9. 9. Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do. <br />and the Lord said it was bad.<br />
  10. 10. “Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he&apos;s got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.”<br />
  11. 11. Life’s too short for death by PowerPoint<br />
  12. 12. Do’s, Don’ts, Hacks, Tips, Tricks, Tactics, & Techniques<br />for betterPowerPoint<br />
  13. 13. presentation or conversation<br />presentation or conversation<br />
  14. 14. nobody wants to watch you reading<br />
  15. 15. bullets kill people<br />
  16. 16. WHATTHEFONT?<br />
  17. 17. One logo is enough <br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. “If you feel tempted to use a picture of two hands shaking in front of a globe, put the pencil down, step away from the desk, and think about taking a vacation or investigating aromatherapy.” – Nancy Duarte<br />
  20. 20. Cut the Clip Art<br />
  21. 21. The Others<br />Us<br />14<br />g<br />Them<br />a<br />h<br />b<br />d<br />More<br />NOISE<br />e<br />c<br />i<br />f<br />CONFUSION<br />
  22. 22. Make charts & graphs Meaningful<br />Charts & Graphs<br />99%<br />suck<br />
  23. 23. Kids today consume 5 times more fast food than kids in 1970<br />1970<br />2009<br />
  24. 24. 30% eat fast food<br />every day<br />You’re<br />supersizing us<br />
  25. 25. BLAM!<br />POW!<br />WHOOSH!<br />ZING!<br />NO SOUND EFFECTS or ANIMATIONS!<br />SOCK!<br />
  26. 26. keep it simple<br />stupid<br />
  27. 27. Simple tips from:<br />Seth Godin<br />
  28. 28. 0 bullets<br /> 1 point<br /> 6 words<br />words, words, words, words, words, words.<br />
  29. 29. Simple tips from:<br />Guy Kawasaki<br />
  30. 30. 10 slides<br /> 20 minutes<br /> 30 pt Font<br />abc<br />Guy Kawasaki<br />
  31. 31. Simple method:<br />PechaKucha<br />
  32. 32. 20 slides<br /> 20 seconds<br /> 6.6 minutes<br />
  33. 33. step by step<br />
  34. 34. decide where you’re going<br />
  35. 35. write it down, and draw it up<br />
  36. 36. Death By PowerPointUnplugged<br />
  37. 37. outline<br />
  38. 38. storyboard<br />
  39. 39. 3<br />deliverables<br />
  40. 40. Balancing content<br />
  41. 41. Ideas<br />Ideas<br />Facts<br />Facts<br />The Human Brain<br />Process<br />Process<br />Feelings<br />Feelings<br />
  42. 42. Practice<br />
  43. 43. check yourself<br />
  44. 44. Find your voice<br />
  45. 45. have fun<br />
  46. 46. Thanks!<br />David E. Bowman<br />Marketing Manager, LUCRUM<br />http://lucruminc.comhttp://davidebowman.com<br />
  47. 47. Photo Credits<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/annguyenphotography/3268547290/sizes/l/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/perfectoinsecto/1593972902/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualpanic/1996389857/sizes/l/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/powi/2185809467/sizes/o/<br />

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