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Death By PowerPoint

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PowerPoint does not have to suck. Great presentations have nothing to do with luck. Don't leave the people saying what the heck. Don't make them suffer through another death by PowerPoint trainwreck.

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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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