11/14/07

7 Steps to Better PPT Presentations (via Veen)

Jeffrey Veen is an author ("The Art & Science of Web Design", "HotWired Style") and a speaker who believes PPT presentations don't have to be bad to be good. He put together 7 steps to better presentations.
The List:

  1. Tell stories: Summarize key findings in easy to digest ways
  2. Show pictures: Illustrate your metaphors with colorful, fun pictures.
  3. Don't apologize: Commisserating is okay.
  4. Start strong: Introduce yourself, thank audience for coming and tell them what you're going to talk about.
  5. End strong too: Wrap up "and that's why I think social media is a powerful business tool", thank the audience for their attention.
  6. Stand away from the podium
  7. Pause after key points

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