When I was first setting up my business I planned to have a section about how to improve presentations…more specifically,PowerPoint presentations. You know the kind that make you want to just shoot yourself and get it over with rather than endure one more excruciatingly painful list of bullet points with dancing icons swirling around.
I was dissuaded by a respected advisor who said “hasn’t that been done…?”
It has been done…but it doesn’t seem to be working because people are still trying to kill me with their PowerPoint presentations.
Having to sit through yet again one too many of these mind numbing sessions sent me back to Garr Reynolds book “presentationzen.” If you have never read this book I highly recommend it. Reynolds uses clear and understandable examples to demonstrate how slides can enhance your talk and help you to convey your story, your message in a way that will engage your audiences instead of making them run for their lives.
The holidays are coming so you may want to buy a few and give them out anonymously. You have my gratitude in advance.