PowerPoint gets a bad press. People use it awfully, never take the time to learn it well, refuse to bring in professionals to help, and then get disappointed with the results. So-called experts pass judgement on these pathetic uses of PowerPoint, failing to recognise that when used well, it’s stunningly effective.
If you are of sound mind and judgement, you will recognise the torture that comes from either having to present with, or being subjected to a presenter that uses bullet points. How do you get past using bullets in your next presentation?
Haiku Deck is a neat iPad presentation design app that allows novices to create attractive slides with pretty pictures. Make the pictures relevant and the slides would work. The strength for those new to slide design was that Haiku Deck didn’t allow bullet points. Until now.
What’s the difference between a presentation and a speech? Many people use the words interchangeably, but there are two main areas of difference. Speeches shouldn’t be held up as examples of what those giving presentations should emulate.
Why is it important to direct your audience’s attention to what’s happening on your slides and how do you do this when using a very large screen?
Too many self-styled experts don’t clearly recognise that there are many different types of presentations. What works in the ballroom may not work in the meeting room.
Do you hate presenting? Have you spent time working on your presentation skills? It probably didn’t work. Good news. It’s not your fault.
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The concept of worldbuilding is a helpful tool to use when creating presentations, not only to manage audience attention, but to make sure that no noise distracts from your message.
Love the idea of visual slides, but feel you can’t use a visual approach as your content is too technical? Find yourself falling back on bullet points, as your ideas are too complex for simple visuals? Think again!