We’ve all been there! The presenter puts up the slide with 800 words and 5- point font and they say the famous words, “I know you can’t read this, but I’m going to show you anyway!” Ha! Ha! OMG! Don’t do this! There are
An engineer in one of my training programs said to the group (and to me), ‘But I’m an engineer Michelle, I don’t have to be interesting!’ Ahhh! Are you serious? This is a classic misconception! This engineer is not the first person in a program
Australian research lead by Professor John Sweller at the University of NSW has uncovered a theory known as the “cognitive load theory”. It suggests that the human brain processes and retains more information if it is digested in either verbal or written formats, not both
If anything goes wrong with your slides or the equipment, don’t panic, keep cool. It happens to everyone at one time or another. The problem can probably very easily be fixed, and there will be several people ready to offer assistance. Best of all, the
Death by PowerPoint is where the presenter just clicks through one slide after the other and you feel like you’re dying a thousand deaths. When you’re in the audience isn’t it so boring? It’s also a gigantic waste of your time. It’s even a waste
Be careful when using graphs on your slides. Graphs are commonly used in corporate presentations to highlight trends and show comparisons. We know, ‘a picture speaks a thousand words’. And it does, as long as you can see it! In my experience most
https://vimeo.com/425834662 What NOT to do: Don’t freak out if the technology fails in your presentation We’ve all seen the presenter do the metaphorical tap dance when their technology fails. They embarrass themselves, the audio team (if there is one) and the audience cringes.
PowerPoint is an invaluable, powerful and exciting tool for creating presentation visual aids that transform average speakers into masterful presenters. Or is it? Some slides have been so dreadful and tortuous over the years that the phrase ‘death by PowerPoint’ was coined. Let’s make sure