Articles on ‘Visual Aids’
For many people, the presentation content is seen as the PowerPoint Slides.
But slide after slide of bullet points with lots of different transition effects is an absolute turn off for most audiences.
And this is only made worse when the presenter is just reading the bullet points on the slides or has their back to the audience much of the time!
Yet PowerPoint was never designed to be the presentation content itself – nor were its slides supposed to be the prompts for the presenter. Read more »
You know, I’ve seen some terrible PowerPoint presentions in my time. You’ve probably seen lots of poor presentations as well – in fact the vast majority of business people probably have.
So why is it that with so much experience of bad PowerPoint presentations so many people still present as if they are there simply to run through someone elses badly composed PowerPoint slides?
Might it be that having seen so many bad presentations, many just think that these “terrible presentations” are simply a fact of business life and something that presenters are expected to produce and the rest of us endure!
Anyway, I dont have all the answers and it’s now late on Friday night – it’s been a long week … so a more light hearted look at PowerPoint is called for.
How often have you switched off (even for a few seconds) when attending yet another PowerPoint Presentation at work?
Our experience is that this probably happens more than 9 times out of 10.
So that’s about 90% of PowerPoint presentations where the lack of PowerPoint presentation skills actually undermines the very presentations PowerPoint is supposed to enhance.
So why do people continue down this road to presentation anesthesia? And can we divert at least some of them to a more enlightened, creative approach? Read more »
You’ve probably heard the phrase “death by Powerpoint” used lots of times at work. There’s no great secret to how to achieve that. In fact we’ve probably all witnessed it many times in the past!
But why not look on the brighter side of life with Powerpoint?
Don McMillan is a great exponent of the funnier side of Powerpoint and his latest video (below) is absolute proof that there is definitely Life after Death By Powerpoint!