"learn" presentation design by mimicking their boss's
mistakes. If your people haven't been properly trained to design workable on-screen visuals,
they'll create presentations to look like what they've seen from above.
Can you blame them?
- Problem: We see
thousands of slides each year, from hundreds of companies,
across dozens of industries, and they all share one thing in common -
TMI. Too much information on every slide makes a boring and painful experience for your audience. But
results in extremely low KT, or knowledge transfer -
most presentation designs are supposed to be about.
There are extreme limits to the amount of information
that even Stephen Hawking can absorb in any given unit of
time; you can bet your presenters are exceeding those limits
every day. And TMI doesn't just apply to the amount
of information on a slide: most presentation designs include the wrong kind
of information, in the wrong format, arranged in
the wrong order, and then delivered in a way that
almost guarantees that no two people in the audience are on
the same wavelength.
the most skilled presenters get tripped up by improperly
designed visuals. Having delivery skills is really only
half the story. Even if your personnel have
attended a presentation skills course, if they're trying to
apply those skills to their old set of slides, they're
probably still uncomfortable and ineffective in front of a group.
Presentation slides, like all
things visual, must abide by a strict set of rules in order to
add to, and not detract from, the delivery of information.
In both our Optimizing
Your Presentation Skills and Advanced
Presentation Design courses, we begin with the concept
that presentation design and delivery are inextricable.
So participants submit
their presentations to us well ahead of class day. We
select the best examples of what doesn't work and submit
them to our Extreme Makeover process. We analyze
all the essential components for each slide: Background, fonts,
number of concepts per slide, balance of graphics, animations selected, continuity with other
slides, relative importance of the data, and logic of the order,
to name a few.
Our Extreme Makeover
program thus provides effective knowledge
transfer to participants using their own real-world material - not just
fancy theory. At the end of the day, participants not only
go forth with a thorough understanding of proper presentation design, but with templates that serve as the basis for their
future, successful presentations.
Don't sentence one more of your customers to Death-by-PowerPoint! Let us show you how dozens of Fortune500 firms, as well as hundreds of other smaller companies, have totally changed the way they create presentations. See how you, too, can profit by rediscovering how to clearly communicate with colleagues and clients.
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