Jim Stone's blog on issues relating to creating professional presentations for the technology industry.


 

Category: PowerPoint

For blog entries that discuss PowerPoint.

One day of training packed into three.

All too often, presentations are delivered to to fill a block of time rather than acheiving a specific objective.  This real life experience is a great example of how to waste the time of thousands.

Auditing Presentations

Marketers throw there presentations over the fence to sales and then what happens.  Shouldn't we have some basic quality control?

The Logo Slide

The logo slide; everybody has one. You know the slide, twenty or thirty logos from companies who have bought something from you sometime in the deep and distant past. Does it really have any value?  Well, it depends

Making Presentation Excellence Viral

A few days ago I was reading some entries posted to a discussion forum for presenters.  The question was why, with all the information available on how to create great PowerPoint presentations, do we continue to see so many poor quality presentations?  It is a great question.

Simplicity

Just a simple thought for your next presentation.

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You are not in Kansas anymore!

Video that demonstrates to holographic type technology that you may soon use to give a presentation.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

The saying is one of my favorites and yes it has to do with your next presentation.  Do the stories you tell in a presentation have to be true?  

Show a little respect!

Over the past several weeks I have been attending a terrific series of webinars on presenting given by well known experts in presentation design and delivery.  It was a great use of my time, until yesterday, and I have to tell you the story.

The dress didn't fit!

A couple of years ago my flight home was delayed and I finally arrived in the airport about 2AM.  To my delight, my suitcase was already at the carousel when I arrived.  The next morning when I opened the suitcase, none of the dresses fit me, or...

Tell them how you are going to bore them

The agenda slide is an early opportunity to put your audience to sleep.   Do you really need one?

Credibility

So somehow you have managed to get in front of an audience.  Someone believed enough in you, your company or your products to give you a shot.  Early on in the presentation, you have to make the entire audience believe you have the right to be p...

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