How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation (Whiteboard Animation Explainer Video).

around the world every day thousands if not millions of people give presentations some are great and have a powerful impact on their audiences others well let’s just say their works in progress this is powerful presentations simply stated meet Jim an aspiring professional trying to make it in the world Jim used to give presentations like just about everyone else he knew PowerPoint was his tool of choice he’d use it like an outline with a header followed by bullet after bullet and sometimes even sub bullets when he wanted to be fancy he’d add what usually turned out to be an ineffective chart or sometimes a table and when Jim wanted to really spice things up he’d add yep clipart unfortunately Jim’s approach would often confuse and bore people this was a problem because he had important things to say and because it was dimming his prospects for success fortunately Jim learned a better way and didn’t stay in the dark for long perhaps most importantly he now focuses on the story he wants to tell in doing so he tries to follow a simple structure with a clear beginning middle and end that links together as various points and Bill’s to his conclusion when formulating his story Jim uses a simple pad of paper or sticky notes staying low-tech at this stage huh some think more creatively and stay outside the box he then considers what will best help him tell his story Jim sometimes ops 2 – whiteboard flip charts handouts or even no props at all when it makes sense for him to use PowerPoint he tries to remember the adage that sometimes less is more he doesn’t dumb down his presentations but he does try to limit each slide to one key idea or depending on the content he sometimes builds an idea incrementally so it’s easy to follow he always looks for visual ways to tell his story is supporting images minimal text and clear charts and graphs sometimes he uses quotes but he tries to remember that people can’t read his slides and truly listen at the same time Jim still uses plenty of text to help him remember what he wants to say but he hides it in his notes that only he sees Jim’s new approach takes more time energy and rehearsal it’s been well worth the effort those audiences are now much more engaged and better understand to remember his presentations and as if that weren’t enough his pocketbook doesn’t mind either this has been powerful presentation simply stated [Music]