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  1. Alexei Kapterev Death by PowerPoint (and how to fight it)

  2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* * estimate

  3. They do 30 million presentations each day* * estimate

  4. About a million presentations are going on right now* * estimate

  5. 50% of them are unbearable* * conservative estimate

  6. LOTS of people are killing each otherwith bad presentations. NOW.

  7. They are all DEAD! Well, almost.

  8. A vicious circle Bad presentations Bad communication Less training Bad relations Less money Less sales

  9. Let’s make the world a better place.

  10. Why are they doing it?!

  11. Research shows: Bullets don’t kill people People kill people Unintentionally Yet regularly

  12. Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Rehearsal

  13.  Significance

  14. Why do you present? • To “pass the information”? • Your boss told you to? • Or to make meaning?

  15. What’s the subject and why it matters to you?

  16. How presentations work Significance creates passion Passion attracts attention Attention leads to action

  17. Are you passionate? Check yourself.

  18. This is passion.

  19. This is passion.

  20. This is passion.

  21. This is not.

  22. Can’t find the meaning? Don’t present.

  23.  Structure

  24. Structure is how you place the building blocksof your story.

  25. Q: What structure to use? A: Any – as long as it is: Convincing Memorable Scalable

  26. Structure choices Problem – Pathway – Solution Problem – Solution – Reasoning Fancy stuff (if it makes sense)

  27. Give 3-4 reasons supporting your point. They will not remember more anyway.

  28. } Memorable opening 1 More details... 1 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 45 minutes 1 More details... 2 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... 1 More details... 3 argument 2 More details... 3 More details... Memorable closing

  29. You can tell this in... • 5 minutes • 15 minutes • 45 minutes It is scalable.

  30.  Simplicity

  31. ” Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.

  32. Apparently, being simple is not that simple. Will give you some examples.

  33. Don’t worry: knowing the language doesn’t really help.

  34. Notice cool background.

  35. Hey, we’ve got DATA!

  36. This one’s my favorite.

  37. Fundamental problem?

  38. PowerPoint helps to: Visualize ideas Create key points Impress

  39. They use it as:  Prompter  Handouts  Data dumps

  40. People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless.

  41. How much is an extra slide? $0.00. Zero Dollars. Break it in several. It’s free.

  42. What’s the point?One simple point? Remove everything else.

  43. Well, some are just hopeless.

  44. Ditch stupid “rules” • Do you remember the rule: • 7 lines per slide or less • 7 words per line or less? • Well, it is just plain stupid • If you follow this “rule” • You get a slide like this

  45. Ditch stupid “rules” Cramped. Boring. • Do you remember the rule: • 7 lines per slide or less • 7 words per line or less? • Well, it is just plain stupid • If you follow this “rule” • You get a slide like this

  46. Simple design rules* One point per slide Few matching colours Very few fonts Photos, not clipart * pun intended

  47. Less text. More imagery. Wild imagery.

  48. But what if I need to send or print the slides?

  49. Write a document

  50. The Largest Leasing Companies • Hansa Leasing • РГ Лизинг • Авангард-Лизинг • Raiffeisen Leasing • ММБ-Лизинг Make 2 sets of slides