Three tips to improve your slide presentations

how to make more interesting slides

A dispiriting comment was shared by a client the other day. She said a boss called her about an upcoming meeting and said “I don’t have time to come to your presentation. Just send me your slide deck.” I was leading a workshop about ‘Presenting with Power’, and I was making the point that putting …

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Use storytelling structure for presentation success

storytelling structure can help presentations

What would your presentation or speech look like if it was a graph? You can plot on a chart the course of a good presentation… just as you can plot the storytelling structure of a movie or book. In fact the graph of a good presentation looks just like the graph of many a movie. …

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Kill your objectives, save your audience

hook your audience with your opening words

When you are thinking about how to build a PowerPoint presentation, change it up a little. Just like a speech, you should begin your slide presentation with a great hook. Grab the audience’s attention. Excite them. Make them learn forward and engage with you. Show them they’re in for an interesting session.

How to avoid common slide show mistakes

how to make more interesting slides

A few weeks ago I saw the world’s worst PowerPoint slide presentation. The memory of those cluttered slides was still rattling round in my brain when it came time to make my monthly contribution to the webinar run by the International Institute for Business Analysis. And guess what the subject was: effective PowerPoints. It seems …

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