Killing your clients with PowerPoint Poisoning?
Your audience's body language is often a good way to
judge how your presentation is going.
If you've ever looked to your group and noticed a
response like this, you might consider a serious redo of your
View the trailer
to the 60-minute video,
Death by PowerPoint"
A sad but true tale of "Death by
One cold winter morning not
too long ago, a group of highly educated specialists working for a large
American corporation came to a terrifying conclusion: events from the
previous week had created a much more dangerous situation than anyone
realized, and it was up to them to alert decision makers from above of
the lingering doom.
The decision makers, also very highly
educated people, at first rebuffed the experts, claiming there simply
wasn’t enough evidence for concern.
But the experts pressed on, and ultimately the higher-ups
challenged them to formally present their findings.
In the presentation that ensued, the
experts included all the data and information necessary to make their
point – or so they thought. The
problem was, although their presentation contained everything anyone
needed to know to realize the problem was, indeed, as dire as the experts
predicted, the information was not presented in a format that facilitated
an unambiguous view of the facts.
As a result, the decision makers did not
take the recommendations of the experts; shortly there-after, seven
You’re 1 hour
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presentation failed for a simple, but all too common reason: the presentation designers failed to
follow seven simple rules that guarantee audiences will follow
your arguments and get your point.
But your next presentation doesn’t have to fail, because in
this intense and captivating one-hour show by one of the pioneers of
computer-based presentations, you will learn the seven rules of
successful slide design.
presentation design to the 1st percentile
That’s right – in
just one hour you will learn to save your presentations from the fate of
99% of all business presentations today – audience overload. Audience overload occurs when visuals
contain not just too much information, but too much of the kind of
information the brain does not readily absorb.
And yet, of the literally thousands of slides we at PublicSpeakingSkills.com
see every year, 99% of all slides contain more information than the
average (and even above-average) person can discern before the presenters
moves on to, “Next slide, please!”
through the roadblocks
If you’ve never
taken a course in presentation design, then you’re not to blame for not
knowing that there’s a very simple, surefire way of getting around the filtering
process most audiences use to screen new information.
When you by-pass the filters, your audiences absorb your
arguments instantly – and unambiguously.
This was where the experts failed in the tragic story of the
misunderstood presentation – a story that you’ll hear in full during the
These filters are just one of the roadblocks to true knowledge
transfer that presenters throw up with the approach most take to visual
design, but wait – it gets worse!
business presenters are given a laptop and a copy of PowerPoint and told
to give a presentation tomorrow, most presentations are made by mimicking
the boss’s mistakes – after all, if it’s good enough for the boss, its good enough for me, right? Many corporate
presentations are thus patterned after ones that somebody in upper
management created last century, and their viability as true knowledge
transfer devices has never been questioned!
Does this sound
like your firm? We say, "Stop the insanity!"
In this intensive 1-hour
program, you will learn to:
Use eye-contact to instill confidence, credibility & cohesion
Differentiate your slides from the same old same old
Format information based on its relative importance
Feed the audience information at a digestible rate
Eliminate the presenter's worst sin – ambiguity
Limit competing targets of audience attention
Construe information for maximum uptake
Facilitate true Knowledge Transfer
Setting the Stage
Before getting into the Seven Rules, your presenter Doug
Jefferys will clearly establish the relationship between proper
design and proper delivery techniques.
The sad truth is that while many people are sent to training
classes to learn presentation delivery skills, all the skills in the
world won’t help you if you’re trying to deliver the “wrong”
In order to be effective, a presenter must understand among
other things the basic laws of eye-contact. Proper eye-contact can only occur if
the presentation is designed to allow it.
You will learn to design slides that not only foster proper
eye-contact, but also assure that the audience and presenter are on
the same wave-length every step of the way. (cont'd below)
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Its About Them
Next, you’ll discover exactly what happens every time the
presenter clicks to a new slide.
Most presenters assume that the audience willingly awaits their
escort through the intricacies of the slide, when in fact, that’s the
last thing they do!
There is only one
thing that ever interests any audience member, and if its not in your
slide, you’re not going to get your point across, no matter how
important, essential, or life-threatening you might believe it to be.
computer-based presentations have become the norm, audiences are being
overwhelmed with productions that seem to use every feature and font that
the presenter can find. You may
think your presentation skills are great and the audience is with you as
they politely nod their heads and smile, but beware: the emperor
believed that only a "fool" couldn't see his beautiful
The truth is, few corporate audience members are willing to
stand up and declare that they really can't see anything they understand
in your presentation. But if you couldn't follow the last slide show you
sat through, much less stay awake, ask yourself
if your own presentation designs might use a little help, too.
In this 1-hour seminar, you will learn a paint-by-numbers
approach to proper presentation design, and save your next audience from
the insidious new corporate syndrome, "Death by PowerPoint".
Maximum Number of
Participants: 100 Cost: $1,790
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