When you are asked to give a presentation what do you do? Are you like most people who immediately dive into PowerPoint and start generating slides? If that describes you – don’t worry you are no different to 90% of people who give PowerPoint presentations.
The conventional method is responsible for the text heavy slides seen in too many PowerPoint presentations. How can we change this?
I’ve been inspired by a book by Garr Reynolds called Presentation Zen. In the book he advocates putting the technology down and to start drafting your presentation in pencil. I’ve experimented with the process for the last couple of PowerPoint presentations I’ve given and I’ve had a more enjoyable time preparing the presentation, a better reaction from the audience, and better outcomes after I’ve finished.
Check out the book and let me know what you think of the process Garr recommends.