Death by PowerPoint
Fighting death by PowerPoint... How to make a presentation and not to bore your audience to death.
- 1. Death by PowerPoint
(and how to fight it) Alexei Kapterev
2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users
in the world* * estimate 3. They do 30 million presentations
each day* * estimate 4. About a million presentations are
going on right now* * estimate 5. 50% of them are unbearable* * conservative estimate 6. LOTS of people are killing each other
with bad presentations. NOW. 7. They are all DEAD! Well, almost. 8. Bad presentations Bad communication Bad relations Less sales Less money Less training A vicious circle 9. Let’s make the world
a better place. 10. Why are they doing it?! 11. !Bullets don’t kill people"People kill people#Unintentionally$Yet regularly Research shows: 12. Mainly due to lack of... !Significance"Structure#Simplicity$Rehearsal 13. Significance !"#$ 14. To “pass the information”? Your boss told you to? Or to make meaning? Why do you present? 15. What’s the subject and why it matters to you? 16. !Significance creates passion"Passion attracts attention#Attention leads to action How presentations work 17. Are you passionate? Check yourself. 18. This is passion. 19. This is passion. 20. This is passion. 21. This is not. 22. Can’t find
Don’t present. 23. Structure !"#$ 24. Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story. 25. !Convincing"Memorable#Scalable Q: What structure to use? A: Any – as long as it is: 26. !Problem – Pathway – Solution"Problem – Solution – Reasoning#Fancy stuff (if it makes sense) Structure choices 27. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point. They will not remember more anyway. 28. }45 minutes 1 argument 2 argument 3 argument Memorable opening Memorable closing 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 1 More details... 2 More details... 3 More details... 29. You can tell this in... 5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes It is scalable. 30. Simplicity !"#$ 31. Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler. 32. Apparently, being simple
is not that simple. Will give you some examples. 33. Don’t worry: knowing the language doesn’t really help. 34. Notice cool background. 35. Hey, we’ve got DATA! 36. This one’s my favorite. 37. Fundamental problem? 38. !Visualize ideas"Create key points#Impress PowerPoint helps to: 39. ! Prompter" Handouts# Data dumps They use it as: 40. People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless. 41. How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. It’s free. 42. What’s the point?
One simple point? Remove everything else. 43. Well, some are
just hopeless. 44. Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this Ditch stupid “rules” 45. Do you remember the rule: 7 lines per slide or less 7 words per line or less? Well, it is just plain stupid If you follow this “rule” You get a slide like this Ditch stupid “rules” Cramped. Boring. 46. Simple design rules* !One point per slide"Few matching colours#Very few fonts$Photos, not clipart * pun intended 47. Less text. More imagery. Wild imagery. 48. But what if I need to
send or print the slides? 49. Write a document 50. The Largest
Leasing Companies •Hansa Leasing•РГ Лизинг•Авангард-Лизинг•Raiﬀeisen Leasing•ММБ-Лизинг Make 2 sets of slides 51. Print with notes 52. Inform with little text* * yes you can 53. Rehearsal !"#$ 54. It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me. 55. YOU PRESENTATION RECIPIENT Feedback. Go get some. 56. No audience? Present to the furniture. But aloud. Try it. 57. Check the room
and equipment. 58. Presentation checklist 59. All this leads to... 60. Wow* * great presentations 61. Alexei Kapterev www.kapterev.com There’s also a book!