How do you design a PowerPoint for contribution—not just consumption?
If the thought of sitting through or presenting another dense PowerPoint presentation makes you preemptively break out in hives, you’re not alone. The phrase “Death by PowerPoint” exists for a reason. My buddy, Melissa Marshall, says in her TED talk that “bullets” can kill a presentation.
Fear not, in today’s video, I’m going to show you several ways to make even the most slide-heavy presentation inspire deep engagement. You’ll have attendees leaning in, eager to contribute, and gaining value all throughout the presentation.
Over the years, I’ve worked with some fantastic companies, and they all had one thing in common – their presentations and conferences were just one slide deck after another. Working together, we were able to create situations where they could impart the information they wanted without losing the attention of their audience.
And, as a bonus, if you make it all the way to the end of the video, I’ll share some fun optical illusions like the one in the video thumbnail that you can include to bend your participants’ minds!
Toward real connection—online and off,
PS – Have you heard? Will and I have a new book coming out! It’s called How to Make Virtual Engagement Easy. If you want to be on the list for a private (and free!) launch event, just register your email address here. Cover below in case you are as eager as we are.
PPS – If you want to go even further and get rid of the slide deck completely, check out the two videos below for tips on how to do that.