5 Tips for Killer Presentations


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Sorry, dear readers, but I’m on a bit of a rant.

If I see one more boring PowerPoint presentation, I’m going to vomit!

Let’s keep this really simple. What should be in a PowerPoint presentation?

  1. Few words — if you have more than 8 words on your slide — kill it.
  2. Pictures — people love images. Use them to convey your ideas. iStockPhoto is a great and inexpensive source of images.
  3. Story — people respond to stories. Tell a story in your presentation.
  4. Simple — less is more. Few slides. Less words.
  5. Convey ideas with images – Speed could be illustrated with a donkey vs. a racehorse. 23% tilted up to the right conveys an increase — without another word.

There is one simple rule to follow. If the presentation is self-explanatory, it’s too complicated. Great presentations REQUIRE a presenter.

There’s a lot of great presenters out there, but the King of Presentations is Steve Jobs of Apple.

Watch Steve present here.

Learn from the best. Your audience will thank you. And I can keep down my food.

Do you have tips to add to 5 Tips for Killer Presentations?

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Jeff Ogden
Jeff Ogden (http://jeff-ogden.brandyourself.com) is President of the Tampa based Find New Customers demand generation agency. http://www.findnewcustomers.com .


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