Monday, 7 December 2009

Presentations – the 5 rules

I really enjoy delivering presentations.

My style is constantly evolving, but there are a few elements that will probably not change, I differ from the majority of my colleagues as I firmly believe that “traditional” presentations lack effectiveness.

 

There are are 2 main books I would point you at if you asked how to be a better presenter:

 

Presentation Zen Slide:ology

 

Presentation Zen (Garr Reynolds) is a general guide to delivering presentations, Slide:ology (Nancy Duarte) is more focussed on the slideware. Both are excellent reads!

[Thanks to Ant Clay for lending me Slide:ology]

 

You can get the “5 rules” that Duarte apply from within PowerPoint 2010!!!! Read the Duarte blog post here: http://blog.duarte.com/2009/11/the-microsoft-office-2010-public-beta-is-available-and-we%e2%80%99re-in-it/

 

Open PowerPoint 2010 > Click on File > New >  In Available Templates and Themes click on Sample Templates

 

select sample templates

Open: Five Rules

 

Select 5 rules

Start the Slide Show (either hit F5 or from the Slide Show ribbon element click From Beginning)

 

This is well worth 5 minutes of your time….

2 comments:

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  2. Thanks a lot I used your article when I write my English paper for me, and i passed on my presentation, thanks again.

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