Slide Re-Use is Audience Abuse!

Today’s subject is all about whether you should re-use other people slides in your PowerPoint deck.      This is a once good practice that has been terribly abused.  It all starts innocently enough, say John gives a great presentation and then Fred finds out about it and then asks to borrow the deck so they…

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MPM Step #2: Storyboarding – Fast, Easy, and Useful

The second major step in the Modern Presentation Method (MPM) is Storyboarding.  In this step, we are going to take our work from Visualization and craft a great story.  Storyboarding is a very quick process and should not take you much time at all.  The purpose of storyboarding is to lay out a complete end…

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Visualization Checklist

Whew, I know that was a lot of content.  But, Visualization does not have to take much time.  To help you walk through it, here is a simple checklist that I fill out anytime I have a presentation to do.      It is simple and walks you through each of the Visualization steps.  It…

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How to Visualize a Great Presentation – Part Three

When we left off, with the presenter having by now figured out the background info on what the presentation is about, what the audience needs, what the presenter needs, and what type of presentation they are doing (Pitching, Organizing, or Teaching).   In Part Three today, we go through the remaining steps of Visualization.  The…

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How to Visualize a Great Presentation – Part Two: The Presentation Spectrum

Today, we’ll cover the second part of Visualization which is how the presenter decides what type of presentation they are giving.  Have you ever sat through a presentation and wondered, what’s the point?  Felt as though the basic premise of the presentation is flawed and poorly thought out?  One of the chief reasons this happens…

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How to Visualize a Great Presentation – Part One

Let’s dive into the Modern Presentation Method (MPM) and cover how to Visualize a great presentation.  I’m going to do it in three posts.  This one, the first, introduces Visualization and covers the first three steps.  The second post will be about something I like to call the Presentation Spectrum, which are all of the…

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Time Management and MPM

If you are like me, one of the top things you worry about whenever you start a project, is how much time should I spend on each item in my work back schedule?   This is a difficult question when it comes to presentations, but here are some basic Modern Presentation Method (MPM) rules to…

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Presenter Tools – Part One

So first off, what software should you have?  Well for all presenters, Microsoft Office 2010 of course.    I have found that for the majority of presentations, whether on screen or on paper, I will use PowerPoint, Word, and/or Excel at some point in the process.   PowerPoint, in addition to being a great on…

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Dark Room = Dark Slide Background

Saturday afternoon and I’m going to take a few minutes away from the first bowl games of the year.  As a result, this post will be pretty quick.   Today I want to riff on slide backgrounds.  People ask me all the time, should I use a light one or a dark one?   Well,…

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What is the Modern Presentation Method?

Six years ago, when I first started doing executive level presentations I was stunned to find out that there was no easy to use process for building a great presentation! For the first year or so I muddled my way through as best as I could. Luckily, I had access to two resources that most…

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