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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 Bad relations Less sales Less sales Less money Less money Less training 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.

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21 This is not.

22 Can’t find the meaning? 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 Cramped. Boring. 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 Hansa Leasing РГ Лизинг РГ Лизинг Авангард-Лизинг Авангард-Лизинг Raiffeisen Leasing Raiffeisen Leasing ММБ-Лизинг 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 PRESENTATIONRECIPIENT 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 Offshore presentation design & consulting


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