Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Stink... And How to Be Sure Yours Don’t

Duration: 90 minutes

Join author and presentation coach Rick Altman as he shows you how to avoid the mishaps and mistakes that derail your message and undermine your credibility. This energetic and interactive webinar reveals how easy it is to fall into the trap of creating annoying and useless slides. You’ll learn how rewarding it can be to break out and create truly engaging presentations.


Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most used and most loathed tools in the world of technology today. It’s the go-to tool for 99% of business people who need to communicate with others. But if you ask people their opinion of most PowerPoint presentations, they’ll tell you how boring, ineffective or cheesy they usually are.

What are presenters missing? Why are they using this powerful tool so ineffectively?

The problem is that most business people learn PowerPoint in about 30 minutes and then declare themselves proficient. They then spend the next 10 years using that same 30-minute skill set over and over. No wonder so many of us are guilty of "death by PowerPoint."

Join author and presentation coach Rick Altman as he shows you how to avoid the mishaps and mistakes that derail your message and undermine your credibility. This energetic and interactive webinar reveals how easy it is to fall into the trap of creating annoying and useless slides. You’ll learn how rewarding it can be to break out and create truly engaging presentations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This session will show you how to:

  • Avoid the “cram-it-all-in” obsession
  • Use animation and motion without annoying the audience
  • Prevent PowerPoint from making you look stupid (it happens … a lot)
  • Effectively present bulleted lists without sounding robotic
  • Turn presentations into “conversations” that keep listeners engaged
  • Get out from under your slides and begin truly sharing your expertise
  • Design slides that actually support and reinforce your key points
  • Connect with your audience so that your message is understood and remembered

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rick Altman has been creating content and delivering presentations since before Microsoft introduced PowerPoint. He has authored 15 books on presentations and graphics, including his current work, "Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck...and how you can make them better." Altman's work takes him front and center with the user community, where he works regularly as a consultant on content and message creation, presentation design, and delivery.

He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 11th season (www.PresentationSummit.com). The conference attracts up to 225 presentation professionals from all over the world for four days of workshops on technique, design, message, and delivery.

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