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Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it)
Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it)
There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world*
There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world*
They do 30 million presentations each day*
They do 30 million presentations each day*
About a million presentations are going on right now*
About a million presentations are going on right now*
50% of them are unbearable*
50% of them are unbearable*
LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations
LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations
They are all DEAD
They are all DEAD
A vicious circle
A vicious circle
Lets make the world a better place
Lets make the world a better place
Why are they doing it
Why are they doing it
Research shows:
Research shows:
Mainly due to lack of
Mainly due to lack of
Significance
Significance
Why do you present
Why do you present
Whats the subject and why it matters to you
Whats the subject and why it matters to you
How presentations work
How presentations work
Are you passionate
Are you passionate
This is passion
This is passion
This is passion
This is passion
This is passion
This is passion
This is not
This is not
Cant find the meaning
Cant find the meaning
Structure
Structure
Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story
Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story
Q: What structure to use
Q: What structure to use
Structure choices
Structure choices
Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point
Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point
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You can tell this in
You can tell this in
Simplicity
Simplicity

Apparently, being simple is not that simple
Apparently, being simple is not that simple
Dont worry: knowing the language doesnt really help
Dont worry: knowing the language doesnt really help
Notice cool background
Notice cool background
Hey, weve got DATA
Hey, weve got DATA
This ones my favorite
This ones my favorite
Fundamental problem
Fundamental problem
PowerPoint helps to:
PowerPoint helps to:
They use it as:
They use it as:
People read faster than you speak
People read faster than you speak
How much is an extra slide
How much is an extra slide
Whats the point
Whats the point
Well, some are just hopeless
Well, some are just hopeless
Ditch stupid rules
Ditch stupid rules
Cramped
Cramped
Simple design rules*
Simple design rules*
Less text
Less text
But what if I need to send or print the slides
But what if I need to send or print the slides
Write a document
Write a document
Make 2 sets of slides
Make 2 sets of slides
Print with notes
Print with notes
Inform with little text*
Inform with little text*
Rehearsal
Rehearsal
It will never work completely for the first time
It will never work completely for the first time
Feedback
Feedback
No audience
No audience
Check the room and equipment
Check the room and equipment
Presentation checklist
Presentation checklist
All this leads to
All this leads to
Wow*
Wow*
Alexei Kapterev Offshore presentation design & consulting
Alexei Kapterev Offshore presentation design & consulting

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Death by PowerPoint

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1 Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it)

Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it)

Alexei Kapterev

2 There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world*

There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world*

* estimate

3 They do 30 million presentations each day*

They do 30 million presentations each day*

* estimate

4 About a million presentations are going on right now*

About a million presentations are going on right now*

* estimate

5 50% of them are unbearable*

50% of them are unbearable*

* conservative estimate

6 LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations

LOTS of people are killing each other with bad presentations

NOW.

7 They are all DEAD

They are all DEAD

Well, almost.

8 A vicious circle

A vicious circle

Bad presentations

Bad communication

Less training

Bad relations

Less money

Less sales

9 Lets make the world a better place

Lets make the world a better place

10 Why are they doing it

Why are they doing it

11 Research shows:

Research shows:

?Bullets dont kill people ?People kill people ?Unintentionally ?Yet regularly

12 Mainly due to lack of

Mainly due to lack of

..

?Significance ?Structure ?Simplicity ?Rehearsal

13 Significance

Significance

????

14 Why do you present

Why do you present

To pass the information? Your boss told you to? Or to make meaning?

15 Whats the subject and why it matters to you

Whats the subject and why it matters to you

16 How presentations work

How presentations work

?Significance creates passion ?Passion attracts attention ?Attention leads to action

17 Are you passionate

Are you passionate

Check yourself.

18 This is passion

This is passion

19 This is passion

This is passion

20 This is passion

This is passion

21 This is not

This is not

22 Cant find the meaning

Cant find the meaning

Dont present.

23 Structure

Structure

????

24 Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story

Structure is how you place the building blocks of your story

25 Q: What structure to use

Q: What structure to use

A: Any as long as it is:

?Convincing ?Memorable ?Scalable

26 Structure choices

Structure choices

?Problem Pathway Solution ?Problem Solution Reasoning ?Fancy stuff (if it makes sense)

27 Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point

Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point

They will not remember more anyway.

28 }

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45 minutes

Memorable opening

1 argument

2 argument

3 argument

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

You can tell this in

..

5 minutes 15 minutes 45 minutes

It is scalable.

30 Simplicity

Simplicity

????

31

Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.

32 Apparently, being simple is not that simple

Apparently, being simple is not that simple

Will give you some examples.

33 Dont worry: knowing the language doesnt really help

Dont worry: knowing the language doesnt really help

34 Notice cool background

Notice cool background

35 Hey, weve got DATA

Hey, weve got DATA

36 This ones my favorite

This ones my favorite

37 Fundamental problem

Fundamental problem

38 PowerPoint helps to:

PowerPoint helps to:

?Visualize ideas ?Create key points ?Impress

39 They use it as:

They use it as:

? Prompter ? Handouts ? Data dumps

40 People read faster than you speak

People read faster than you speak

This means you are useless.

41 How much is an extra slide

How much is an extra slide

$0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. Its free.

42 Whats the point

Whats the point

One simple point? Remove everything else.

43 Well, some are just hopeless

Well, some are just hopeless

44 Ditch stupid rules

Ditch stupid rules

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

45 Cramped

Cramped

Boring.

Ditch stupid rules

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

46 Simple design rules*

Simple design rules*

?One point per slide ?Few matching colours ?Very few fonts ?Photos, not clipart

* pun intended

47 Less text

Less text

More imagery. Wild imagery.

48 But what if I need to send or print the slides

But what if I need to send or print the slides

49 Write a document

Write a document

50 Make 2 sets of slides

Make 2 sets of slides

51 Print with notes

Print with notes

52 Inform with little text*

Inform with little text*

* yes you can

53 Rehearsal

Rehearsal

????

54 It will never work completely for the first time

It will never work completely for the first time

Trust me.

55 Feedback

Feedback

Go get some.

56 No audience

No audience

Present to the furniture. But aloud. Try it.

57 Check the room and equipment

Check the room and equipment

58 Presentation checklist

Presentation checklist

59 All this leads to

All this leads to

..

60 Wow*

Wow*

* great presentations

61 Alexei Kapterev Offshore presentation design & consulting

Alexei Kapterev Offshore presentation design & consulting

kapterev@gmail.com www.kapterev.com

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