Jun 11
PowerPoint-Guy Kawasaki’s 10-20-30 Rule
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PowerPoint is a mainstay from the corporate board room to outreach community presentations. But, as many of you know, I believe in making the PowerPoint as an aide to your presentation and not the hub.  YOU are the presenter and PowerPoint should only enhance and illustrate your points.

Guy Kawasaki is a brand name on the lips of most folks concerned with business. He is a venture capitalist. His rule may not work for the Lead Poisoning expert conducting a 3 hour training for lead inspectors. Yet, I agree with his focus on making a conscious choice of your slides. Are 100 slides really needed for an hour presentation?

I share this post because it does make sense to develop some kind of rule that will NOT make PowerPoint the mainstay of your presentation. Try to put more stories, less slide reading and less clutter on your slides.

Read his post and view his video. If it can influence you to make at least a reduction by 25% of the number of slides you use in your PowerPoint and increase by 35% interactive strategies in your presentation it might be a major improvement. Note that this post was written in 2005 yet still very relevant.

Read Guy Kawasaki’s  10-20-30 rule let’s make this go viral.

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Oct 27
Put Video In Your PowerPoint
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I just read this really good article by Carl Fink on inserting video in your PowerPoint Presentation. I enjoyed not only the technical information but his focus on the need for presenters to get rid of anything that will break your connection with the audience.

Read tips on inserting video into  your PowerPoint

Oct 18
Point, Turn Then Talk About Your PowerPoint
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So many times I watch presenters point to their PowerPoint slides while facing the screen with their BACK TO THE AUDIENCE. Please STOP. When you lose the connection with your audience.

Now, this may sound like a little thing but if you add reading the slides to the audience you could be facing those slides for a while. So, try pointing to the slide then turn to face the audience and discuss the point you want to make on your PowerPoint.

It takes some practice but you will see the difference.