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From Lame to Fame Presentations – Don’t Blame the Audience for Your Lack of Communication

You’ve seen slides of this ilk before.

The title on the slide said something like the 3 Most Important Points to Remember about XYZ.

That was followed by

1.  Here’s the First Point

2.  Here’s the Second Point


Then instead of the Third Point, the speaker had a cartoon pasted at the bottom of the slide.


It was a cleaver cartoon and the caption along the bottom made the speaker’s third point with brilliance and humor.


But here was the problem.


The cartoon was at the bottom of the slide.  The caption …

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Slides with Pictures and One or Two Words – Not Only Does It Look Better… It Works Better!

I did a presentation called “Connecting the Dots through Stories” for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD.  The presentation was geared around helping trainers find and use more stories in their training.  After the presentation, I was approached by a training manager from a large Atlanta-based company.  She didn’t ask me about the storytelling topic.  Instead she asked me how I developed my slides.



Creating Great Slides
When that training manager asked me about how I developed my slides, I recommended Garr Reynolds’ book Presentation Zen and she quickly wrote …

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