Death by PowerPoint - Redesigned

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Based on Alexei Kapterev's Death by PowerPoint, which inspired me a whole lot. I was so moved to redesign the pages and make them a little more interesting.

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  • a letter to presentation killers
  • content based on Alexei Kapterevs death by powerpoint www.kapterev.com
  • There are 300 million PowerPoint users in the world* *estimate
  • They do presentations each day* 30 million *estimate
  • About presentations are going on right now* 30 million *estimate
  • 50%of them are unbearable**conservative estimate
  • LOTS of people are killing each other with NOW...whew! bad presentations.
  • They are all DEAD! Well, almost.
  • Lets make the world a better place.a better place.
  • Why are they doing this ?!
  • Research shows:
  • Research shows: Bullets dont kill people
  • Research shows: People kill people
  • Research shows: Unintentionally Yet
  • Research shows: regularly
  • Mainly due to lack of... Significance Structure Simplicity Rehearsal
  • Significance1
  • To pass the information? Your boss told you to? Or to make ?meaning Why do you present?
  • &why it to you?matters Whats the subject
  • significance passion attentionaction How presentations work .......... .......... ..... ..... creates attracts leads to
  • check yourself Are you ?passionate
  • this is passion
  • this is passion
  • Cant find the meaning? Dont present.
  • STRUCTURE
  • Structure is how you place the of your story.building blocks
  • Q: What structure to use? a: Any as long as it is:
  • Convincing Memorable S c a l a b l e
  • Structure choices Problem PathwayPathway Solution
  • Structure choices Problem solutionsolution reasoning
  • Give supporting your point. 3-4 reasons They will not remember MORE ANYWAY.
  • SIMPLICITY3
  • Everything should be made but not simpler as simple as possible EINSTEN
  • Apparently, being simple is not simple.that LETS SEE SOME EXAMPLES
  • DON'T WORRY, TRYING TO READ WOULDNT REALLY HELP
  • hey, weve got connection!
  • POWERPOINT HELPS TOPOWERPOINT HELPS TO
  • POWERPOINT HELPS TO: Visualize ideas
  • Create key points POWERPOINT HELPS TO:
  • impress POWERPOINT HELPS TO:
  • Prompter Handouts Data dumps they use it as:
  • People read faster than you speak. This means you are useless
  • 0.00 per Slide Break it into several Its free How much is an extra slide?
  • One simple point? Whats the point? Remove everything else.
  • Well, some are just hopeless.
  • 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 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 cramped. boring Ditch stupid rules
  • Photos, not clipart Simple design rules* One point per slide Few matching colours Very fonts 1 few
  • less text
  • less text MORE IMAGERY
  • less text WILD IMAGERY MORE IMAGERY
  • But what if I need to send or print the slides?
  • Write a document
  • the rule is simple !!!
  • Print with notes
  • Inform with little text* p * yes you can
  • Rehearsal
  • It will never work completely for the first time. Trust me!
  • you presentation receipient feedback Go get some
  • No audience? Present to the furniture. But Try it.aloud.
  • Check the room and equipment.
  • All this leads to...
  • wow*great stuff!
  • Re-designed by EZE IKEDI be.net/kasidyray