PowerPoint* Surgery: The cure for dull presentations, pitches and death-by-PowerPoint!
Attendees will learn that simple slides and simpliﬁed, authentic talks are the key to good communication. They will be taught that the world is changing fast, people have more challenges and less time: therefore our communication needs to be big, bold and quickly applied. They will also learn that great visuals and stories can really help them be more memorable, and therefore be more inﬂuential and make a greater impact.
By the end of the session attendees will have the skills to design simpler, more eﬀective talk visuals and deliver better, more focused talks that will motivate and connect with their staﬀ/sales audiences much better.
As a result of the sessions, participants will be able to plan and deliver their talks and slides diﬀerently understanding the three main learning points.
- It’s not death by PowerPoint, it’s death by bullet-point.
- A slide is a billboard not a document.
- A slide and a handout are two very diﬀerent things.
Lasting Impact and Approach:
When asked to do a presentation, after attending this workshop, participants don’t automatically open up a blank PowerPoint template and start to write and deliver bullet-points. People have noticed a positive change in the simplicity of their delivery and their slides.
Through active delivery, discussion, challenge and hands-on practical exercises, both on their feet and also on their devices if needed. Lee can also do “live surgery” on attendees talk slides sent to him beforehand to show how they can get better in front of their peers. His content is funny, engaging, non-techie, but above all usable. Leaders have changed their lacklustre presentations and slide habits after his sessions and it’s made a diﬀerence to their organisations, it’s very practical, down-to-earth and it works. One executive told me that my teaching on slides had helped them to change the mood of their meetings and has helped them become a ‘coloured cog in an otherwise black and white corporate world’.