I have been thinking a lot about how to fix presentations, and I have a few ideas. See if any of these help you stir up some creative juices.
- Just the facts, ma'am. Leave the minute detail out of it. If your audience requires facts and figures, email them separately.
- Begin with the end in mind. What are the most important ideas you need to communicate? Keep your presentation limited to these, and cut away the chaff.
PowerPoint, shmowerpoint. If you must use PowerPoint, try images instead of words. If you put up an image, the audience will turn to you for interpretation. This actually uses different parts of their brains then just reading words on a slide. Your audience will perk up, and their brains will enjoy the exercise of fitting an image to an idea.
If you have an original idea for presentations, please share it! America needs it!
Until next time,