1. Power corrupts, PowerPoint corrupts absolutely. Ed Tufte. Wired.
2. Arrive early
3. Get the temperature right.
4. Remove distractions such as curling BLT sandwiches from the marketing team meeting.
5. Remove barriers e.g. screens and/or tables.
6. Fill your bottle of water.
7. Greet people as they arrive.
8. Start on time.
9. Finish on time.
10. Sip water regularly.
11. Use fewer PowerPoint slides. Less is more.
12. Use fewer lines/bullets on the PowerPoint slide you are using. Less really is more.
13. Don’t read the slides.
14. Don’t read the quotations.
15. Get closer to the audience.
16. Make eye contact with all of them.
17. Tell a story.
18. Have a Q&A before the summary. Otherwise you may weaken your summary.
19. Have a powerful summary.
20. Then ask for what you want. The ONLY reason for presenting is to get an action. Otherwise send an e-mail.
21. Please buy from me.
22. Please give me the extra two head-count I want.
23. Please sign off this product today.
24. Please understand what we are trying to do with the redundancy programme.
25. Don’t apologise. Get it right before you step onto the boards.
26. Create variety in your PowerPoint slides by:
27. More pictures;
28. Fewer text slides;
29. The odd quotation;
30. The odd graph;
31. Ask for feed-back at the end of your presentation.
32. Thank the audience.
33. Believe in your message.
34. Get started right away-just like a great thriller.
35. Have a laugh-just like a great romantic-comedy.
36. Pick up speed-just like a car chase.
37. When you create a presentation you are a film director. Think like one.
38. Microsoft says: more than 30 million presentations are made around the world with PowerPoint every day.
39. Here are my Seven Ss of great presentations:
40. S1: To present well, you need to be in great state. Your state becomes their state. If you are up-beat, then they cannot help become so.
41. S2: You need to think how you use space. Why are you sitting down? Why are you hiding behind the podium?
42. S3: You need to tell a story. We like stories, we remember stories.
43. S4: Get the structure right: (1) Wow! (2) Them (3) You (4) Q&A (5) Summary (6) Call to action
44. S5: Build in spikes-blips of interest.
49. Spike=drawing on a flip-chart
50. Spike=creating a list
52. Spike =amazing story
53. S6: you need to plan using a storyboard.
54. S7: Slides. And then and only then, think if some slides would help.
55. …in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said: ‘how well he spoke’ but when Demosthenes had finished speaking they said: let us march!
56. Don’t use highly visible distracting notes.
57. Use tiny prompt cards in the palm of your hand.
58. Practise, practise, practise.
59. Get good by doing lots of presentations.
60. Get good by volunteering to do them.
61. Get good by making mistakes and learning; being able to present well is CRUCIAL to your career.
62. Get a proper briefing
63. Never present blind.
64. Have a back up e.g. hard copy.
65. Carry an extension lead if you always need one.
66. Scale up:
67. Your Volume
68. Your Pace
69. Your Energy
70. Your Presence
71. PowerPoint History 1: Bob Gaskins created PowerPoint to be an easy-to-use presentation program.
72. PowerPoint History 2: Version 1.0 was released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh.
73. PowerPoint History 3: In 1984 Gaskins sold PowerPoint to Microsoft for $14 million.
74. This may help: 10/20/30 rule-that’s 10 slides/20 mins/bigger than 30 font from Guy Kawasaki.
75. Good morning. Just a second while I get this connection to work. Do I press this button here? Function-F7? No, that's not right. Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to reboot. Hold on a minute. Um, my name is Abe Lincoln and I'm your president. While we're waiting, I want to thank Judge David Wills, chairman of the committee supervising the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetery. It's great to be here, Dave, and you and the committee are doing a great job. Gee, sometimes this new technology does have glitches, but we couldn't live without it, could we? Oh - is it ready? OK, here we go
78. Don’t read the bullets.
79. Use your hands and arms.
80. Scan the audience.
81. Be relevant.
82. Be topical.
83. Be local.
84. In ten:
85. (1)Start on time.
86. (2)Have pace and relevance.
87. (3)Respect your audience, however they treat you: they may well be attacking the messenger. Your acceptance will disarm them.
88. (4)Tell it as it is.
89. (5)Ask for what you need.
90. (6)Get a decision at any cost
91. (7) Have fun
92. (8) Use fewer and less laden PPT slides.
93. (9) Have more fun.
94. (10) Prepare.
95. This was the noblest Roman of them all: All the conspirators, save only he, Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; He only, in a general honest thought, And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle; and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, This was a man! Julius Caesar, Antony, scene v
96. Book a presentation.
97. Presenting makes you anxious? Feel the fear and do it anyway.
98. Presenting makes you anxious? Chase challenge, not comfort.
99. Presenting makes you anxious? That’s why it’s the best personal development in the world.
100. Start presenting.
101. Start presenting more.