m62 http://www.m62.net PowerPoint Design. PowerPoint Presentation Evolution Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Corporate Presentation Tipshttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/corporate-presentation-tips/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/corporate-presentation-tips/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=3290 corporate-presentation-tipsThe corporate presentation, or corporate credentials presentation, is hard to get right. A number of presenters may all need to present the same,or similar, slides. The same corporate presentation might need to be delivered in different settings, to different audiences, and at different levels. Many companies are let down by their corporate presentation. But whether you have a vast budget or no budget – there are some straightforward things that you can do to improve the effectiveness of your credentials presentation.

Here, we share ten tips for those developing corporate presentations, and those who have to deliver them.

  1. Set objectives. Why are you delivering a corporate presentation? What do the audience think now, and what do you want them to think? What are the audience doing now, and what do you want them to be doing? If you know the individuals – answer these questions for each key decision maker.
  2. See things from the audience’s point of view. We’ve had clients who have insisted on showing a series of pictures of their new office building and staff gym. Ask, Does the audience care about this? What’s in it for them?
  3. If you can email your corporate presentation to somebody who wasn’t there to see you deliver it, and they can understand it – then you, as a presenter, aren’t necessary. Unnecessary presenters struggle when delivering corporate presentations face-to-face (the audience can just read the slides instead). Instead, use visual cognitive dissonance to make slides captivating.
  4. Make your corporate presentation’s key messages memorable. Most presentations make 100s of points, and this leads to most people forgetting most of your messages. What’s worse, when you have a few people in the audience, they all remember different points. Less is more. A logical structure is essential, and repetition is key.
  5. Think about who will deliver your corporate presentation. Often those writing and designing corporate presentations aren’t the same as those who will have to deliver them. Presentation skills training will help the sales team to deliver the presentation, but the material needs to sound credible coming from their mouths. If the CEO helps to write the presentation, it can be worth checking that your sales team are comfortable delivering the material.
  6. No bullet points. You spend time and money on your brand – why undermine it when face-to-face with prospects? Use visual PowerPoint slides – charts, diagrams, animation, and photos to appear dynamic and up-to-date, and to get your point across.
  7. Use visual aids to help your audience understand your messages. Diagrams and images can help your audience grasp and remember your point. A ‘Presentation Zen’ approach has its place – but one beautiful photo probably won’t convey why one insurance pricing mechanism is superior to another, or explain how a global IT solution is to be delivered. Find the right visual to make your message easy to explain.
  8. Tell stories, and use case studies. Ideally, supply a few so that those delivering your presentation can use one relevant to each audience. Stories are memorable, and bring your messages to life. Stories recounting previous customer successes help to present credentials in an interesting way, and reassure prospects that you can do what you say you can.
  9. Don’t just list your products. Instead, structure your presentation around the problems that your company can solve, and the benefits that your company can deliver. Then, just talk about your products as you explain the different ways your company can deliver value. This might mean that one product gets mentioned in a few different places, but wouldn’t you rather your prospect got interested in all the products that help solve a problem they are facing?
  10. Avoid one-size-fits-all if it doesn’t. Your company might not change much, but your prospects are all different. So, build some flexibility into your corporate presentation. There’s a balance to find between presenting a clear and consistent message to the market, with tailoring your corporate presentation to different audiences. Try to make every prospect feel that you can solve their problems, and can offer what they need. Consider an interactive presentation if you want to give your company’s presenters flexibility to quickly respond to client interests.

 

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Presentations and Twitterhttp://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/presentations-and-twitter/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/presentations-and-twitter/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:05:52 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=9131 twitterThe way we present is changing. The rise in the number of presenters actively publicising their presentations on Twitter has led to a huge wave of responses – some good, some bad. While there are associated risks, many presenters love the ease with which they can spread their ideas through the web.

Many presentations now are designed to be ‘tweetable’, in order to reach broader audiences, and increase awareness of both the presentation ideas, and the presenter himself. When this is done correctly, Twitter can be used to truly make presentations go viral.

However, if you are delivering an important presentation that needs to be engaging and convincing, or if your immediate audience are your main focus, designing your presentation to be Twitter-friendly could be detrimental to your cause. As we outline below, some of the tactics employed by social media experts have conflicting interests when it comes to Twitter and presentations.

So, if you decide to actively encourage your audience to tweet about your presentation – how should you go about doing it? And should these tips always be followed exactly?

Here are some pointers for encouraging more tweets about your presentations from social media expert Dan Zarrella:

TipTwitter Benefitm62 Response
UtilityStress the benefit of your presentation to your audience. Really make sure that they understand what they’ll get out of listening to you, and what their audiences would get if they also listened. A useful tactic is to focus on teaching your audience how to do something. In any case, audience members should clearly see why they should listen to your presentation – and this will encourage them to share it with others.Dan is absolutely right here – audiences won’t always just assume that listening to you is worth their time. Explain how listening to your presentation will benefit them, and they will remain engaged far more easily. If this then leads them on to share your presentation with others, fantastic.
Be LikeableMake the audience like you. A liked presenter will prove a popular presenter. Dan goes as far as to suggest that the presenter should be humble and flatter the audience, by saying something like: “You’re probably smarter than I am. So when I say something smart, let me know by tweeting about it.”The trouble with belittling yourself in this way is that it could threaten your credibility. Presenters should be careful about suggesting that audiences already understand the presentation subject. Why should your audience listen if they know more about the topic than you do? It is best to retain some level of authority, and find the right balance between expertise and humility.
RelevancyAs with any presentation, ensure that you keep your content tailored. What about your content is specific to your audience? What is specific to your audience’s audience? People listen to things that concern them. Keep your content as relevant as possible, and your audience will want to share it with those for whom it is also relevant.Relevancy is absolutely key to engaged audiences. Presenters should always target their audience’s interests as much as possible, and focus on tailoring their content to the audience’s needs. Throw in specifics that your audience can relate to, and they will be naturally more engaged – and thus more likely to share.
Self-Explanatory Sound BitesProvide sound bites that your audience can easily retweet, by summarising your main points on a slide. Dan advises that sound bites should make sense out of context, so that someone who has not attended will understand.Writing key takeaways in full on a slide is not a recommended presentation tactic. Self-explanatory sound bites may work well for Twitter, but they don’t for presentations. If your audience feel like they already ‘get’ the point of a slide, why should they listen to you? There is nothing wrong with summarising content learned – just make sure that this is done briefly, and via dual channels.
Time to TweetAudiences can’t read and tweet at the same time. To combat this, include pauses to allow for audience members to tweet. If you’ve just revealed something groundbreaking, give them a chance to write it rather than simply continuing to speak, regardless of whether or not they are listening to you.This is a risky tactic. While pauses are a great way of allowing audiences to assimilate information, adapting your presentation for Twitter in this way cannot be the best way to give an effective presentation. Presentations should be structured to ensure maximum effectiveness, based on psychology and audience attention span. Constructing a presentation around what works best in social media could lead to audience members disengaging.

Conclusion

Optimising a presentation for Twitter is all about making tweeting as easy as possible
for the audience, and stressing that your audience’s audience will be grateful for the
shared information.

I have no doubt that following the above tactics will help you increase the number
of people who tweet about you and your presentations. But there is a big difference
between delivering a presentation that is tweeted about, and delivering an effective
presentation
that meets its objectives.

If the main purpose of your presentation is to encourage it to go viral, then fully
optimising your presentation for Twitter is a great way to achieve this. However,
unless – like Dan – your entire focus is on social media, it is not worth compromising
your presentation objectives for a few tweets. When preparing a presentation,
sit down and ask yourself what you’re really aiming to achieve. Focus on reaching
this goal – and if you can include a couple of Twitter-friendly aspects without
compromising on effectiveness, you can do so with a clear conscience.

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Visual Aids Gone Wronghttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/bullet-points-dont-work/visual-aids-gone-wrong/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/bullet-points-dont-work/visual-aids-gone-wrong/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:45:51 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=6496 Presenters are beginning to realise that their presentations don’t have to be boring, and it is inspiring to see that people are moving away from bullet points to more engaging visuals. Audiences are now demanding more, and presenters are rising to meet this.

Unfortunately however, a large number of presenters feel that the small improvements they have made to their slides are sufficient, failing to realise that there is so much more that can be done with them. And so we see the same mistakes made time and time again – without the presenters realising that they’re doing wrong.

Perhaps the biggest problem is that people are still in ‘print out slide’ mode – except that now it’s not ‘printout’, but ‘upload to SlideShare’ mode. This approach has not been helped by well-known presentation books such as Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Pointsa book which recommends the reader to explain his presentation via his slide titles.

Thus presenters often design their slides to make sense on their own, expecting to just elaborate on them when in front of an audience. This idea has fuelled a whole range of presentation mishaps, which we’ve outlined below.

These are all real life examples of PowerPoint slides from perhaps the biggest perpetrator of bad slides – SlideShare.net.

Mistake #1: Asking Your Audience to Read a Lot

Slide 38 – How to Manage Sedation in Neuro ICU

Thankfully, this sort of slide is rare now. The worst visual aid is the one that’s not designed for a presentation, but as a document. The audience have come to listen to you – not to read. This sort of slide would be more useful when emailed as a document than projected onto a screen.

Enough complaints have been made about this practice now that there really is no excuse. The layout doesn’t matter – a lot of text is ineffective, whatever format it is in. And if you put text up but say something else – your audience will still read. And ignore you.

And aside from anything else – with that much text on screen, will they even be able to see it all properly?

Mistake #2: Bullet points

Slide 61 – Drupalcon Keynote – Open Source and Open Data in the Age of the Cloud

Do bullet points look exciting? Every presenter should know of the staleness of bullet points by now. There has been enough hype in the media, and enough books published, for the majority of people to understand that bullet points do not work. So why are audiences still subjected to this? Bullet points are not engaging.

The current craze is to remove the bullet points, placing each idea onto its own slide instead. While this is an improvement, it doesn’t matter where the bullets are – even if each point is on a separate slide, they are still bullet points.

Mistake #3: ClipArt

Slide 4 – Designing a Movie Trailer

Thankfully, this has seen a dramatic downturn in popularity, but the fact that we managed to find even one example of this is reason enough to provide a reminder. ClipArt is tacky and awful, does not aid audience comprehension in any way, and will just leave them distinctly unimpressed.

Mistake #4: Tacky Stock Imagery

Slide 10 – Death by PowerPoint

Does this really need an explanation? The picture looks unprofessional, and doesn’t aid the audience’s comprehension in any way. This isn’t the sort of picture you’d expect to see in the boardroom, or at a really good TED talk. In fact, this sort of image could really be considered as photograph ClipArt.

If you want to impress with your presentation, make sure that you use only the best visuals. Using humour is risky at the best of times, and this sort of silliness is unlikely to make a good impression.

Mistake #5: Complicated Diagrams

Slide 5 – Project ViResiST

Aside from the awful colours and the bizarre text bubble in the background, there is far too much going on on this slide. Throw up something like this and your audience will give up before they’ve started. Complicated diagrams are difficult enough to digest when perusing them at one’s own leisure: when put up on a slide with a presenter talking over them, the audience has even less chance of comprehending. There’s just far too much information here to digest – is the presenter really asking the audience to acknowledge all of these data points?

Diagrams should be simple, and should build so that each point can be talked about as it appears on screen. Putting everything up at once just renders the audience unable to digest the information, and can leave them so overwhelmed that they disengage entirely.

Mistake #6: Distracting Pictures

Slide 11 – Rise of the Marketing Technologist

This type of slide demonstrates what some presenters refer to as ‘the visual metaphor’. A metaphor or comparison is selected, often a well-known cliché or conceit. This is then pictured in the form of an abstract visual, and an image is found that vaguely portrays this. The image is most often big. And beautiful. So beautiful in fact, that audiences would happily have it on their walls. So beautiful in fact, that they could stare at it for hours, happily drifting off into their own personal daydreams…

See the problem?

Unless your visual aids are strictly relevant to your message – don’t include them. Visuals can be more distracting than you think, and encouraging your audience to think about something else while they’re supposed to be listening to you is never a good idea.

(Thanks to Olivia Mitchell, who wrote a whole post on this point.)

Mistake #7: Explaining the Point

Slide 33 – Shift Happens

The presenter who uses this method has realised that visuals can be seriously distracting when used incorrectly. So in order to ensure that the audience focus on the message rather than on the pretty pictures, he outlines the point of the slide. Great. Can’t ignore that, can they?

Well, no. Which is the problem.

If you put text on a slide, the audience will read this instead of listening to you. No problem, the presenter replies. I’ve only put up one sentence. They can read it, and then come back to listening to me.

But why should they? As far as the audience is concerned, your slide completely explains the point. They don’t need to listen to you – they already ‘get it’. Unless your truly spectacular presenting skills can drag the audience’s attention back, they may disengage – because if the slide explains the point, the presenter’s role is defunct.

Conclusion

So, when designing your next presentation, think about what will most help you to keep the audience engaged, whilst aiding their comprehension of your point. Think about each visual you choose: why are you using that particular slide? If it doesn’t help the audience grasp your point without distracting them – don’t use it.

Visual aids should work with the presenter – not against him.

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Seven Aspects of Highly Effective Presentationshttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/seven-aspects-of-highly-effective-presentations/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/seven-aspects-of-highly-effective-presentations/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:45:32 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=7230 Be Proactive

There’s another way. Presentations don’t have to consist of six bullet points to a slide for thirty slides. Just because everybody else reads from their slides, it doesn’t mean that you have to. Delivering a presentation can be fun for the audience, and the presenter.

Be proactive about becoming a better presenter. Presentation skills are essential in today’s business world. Set out to become a better presenter by reading about effective presentations, watching and copying interesting presenters, and identifying and replacing bad habits. It will help your career, and it will help those who have to watch you present.

Begin with Objectives in Mind

Highly effective presentations are those that have a clear message. Why are you delivering a presentation? If you are only presenting because it’s what usually happens, or if you could just as well send a Word document, then save everybody’s time and don’t present.

Start developing each presentation by setting clear objectives: What do you want your audience to do as a result of your presentation, and when by? What do you want your audience to think following your presentation? How will you measure whether your presentation has achieved its objectives?

Effective presentations are those that help the presenter achieve their objectives. Without objectives, what is a presentation for?

Put Essential Things First

In a highly effective presentation, the audience will quickly understand what the point of the presentation is, what any jargon means, and why the presenter is worth listening to.

If the audience aren’t sure why they should bother listening, or can’t follow what is being said, they will disengage. Instead, set out your credibility early, ensure you define your terms, and state benefits up-front.

In practical terms, this can mean delivering a presentation that seems somewhat back-to-front. Establish credibility, and then state your conclusions, before spending the rest of the presentation justifying your conclusions. For the audience this structure is far easier to follow.

Think “What’s in it for Them?”

Most presenters talk about themselves, the features of their products, and give details that few other people would care for.

Why should your audience listen? What will they learn? How might they benefit? An effective presentation is written for the audience, not the presenter. Effective presenters talk about their audience, the benefits their audience will receive, and edit ruthlessly to ensure detail that will be considered boring is excluded.

Seek First to Understand, then to Present

Don’t “show up and throw up” when delivering a sales presentation or seeking investment. Sure, if you are launching a product or delivering a conference keynote presentation you might want to launch straight into your presentation, but even then, find out as much as you can about your audience in advance.

If you manage to get a meeting with a  potential client or investor, do your homework. Utilise contacts, social media, and company websites to identify interests and “hot buttons”. Tailor your presentation to take advantage of your research.

Presentations should be part of a two-way dialogue. The best presenters are always looking to see how their audience responds, in order to identify objections, shape needs, and advance discussion.

Create Synergy

Interactive presentations are often more effective. Why? Because the audience is engaged, because the audience’s interests can be more directly addressed, and – quite frankly – because they stand out as a bit different. Interactive presentations involve the audience by:

Setting puzzles to get the audience thinking

Allowing the audience to set the agenda

Listening to what the audience has to say

Effective presentations often include elements of interactivity to benefit from the synergy produced by involving the audience.

Sharpen Presentation Skills

Highly effective presentations take hours to prepare. But presentations can’t deliver themselves. Effective presenters spend days practising. Become a great presenter doesn’t happen overnight. So, go on a presentation skills training course. Video yourself presenting. Ask for feedback. Organise coaching. But most important  of all, keep trying to become a more effective presenter.

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Grow/Shrink Animations – PowerPoint 2007http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-training/powerpoint-animation/grow-shrink-animations-powerpoint-2007-2/ http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-training/powerpoint-animation/grow-shrink-animations-powerpoint-2007-2/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:30:55 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=5909 Grow/shrink animations in PowerPoint can be used to increase or decrease the size of an object during a slide show, which can be put to a number of different uses. Grow animations can be used to emphasise one company outperforming another, or to show changes of growth in bar charts.

This Grow/Shrink animations PowerPoint tutorial demonstrates how to use grow/shrink animations and offers examples for some of the applications, with tips to maximise the animation’s impact.

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PowerPoint 2010 Slide Transitionshttp://www.m62.net/powerpoint-training/powerpoint-animation/powerpoint-2010-slide-transitions/ http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-training/powerpoint-animation/powerpoint-2010-slide-transitions/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:30:07 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=4660 powerpoint-2010-slide-transitionsThis PowerPoint tutorial focuses on the way PowerPoint 2010 allows presenters to transition between slides during presentations. Featuring new, more graphically exciting transition effects, PowerPoint 2010 offers presenters a number of interesting ways to cleverly transition between slides, including full slide transitions and content only transitions.

This PowerPoint 2010 Slide Transitions tutorial demonstrates the new ways presenters can transition between slides.

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Presentation Ideashttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/presentation-ideas/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/presentation-ideas/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:15:25 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=8820 presentation-ideasWe know, we know, you’ve had enough of Death by PowerPoint by now. And so has the rest of the population. There are plenty of ways to make your presentations effective – for example, by using visualisation – but for some people, effective isn’t enough. Some presenters just want to make a scene; invoke a laugh; or to be truly memorable. At any rate, they want to do something different. Here we have a roundup of some presenters who have truly stepped out of the box, and delivered their presentations in a different, memorable way.

Identity 2.0

In a fast-moving, humorous presentation, Dick Hardt delivers his PowerPoint with one thought per slide. This involves progressing through his presentation at a rough average of a slide a second – which, although it may sound mildly irritating, works surprisingly well.

In fact, the speed with which his slides appear helps to support his point. The different pieces of information that create a person’s identity are limitless, and Identity 1.0 makes the number of usernames, passwords and different online communities an individual belongs to overwhelming. The cumulative pile of the various pieces of information that Dick reveals about himself, and the rapidity with which they are delivered, help to portray the frantic chaos that is the internet today.

The presentation is unexpected, funny and memorable – for all the right reasons.

Humour with a Twist

This is another speedy presentation from Ignite, but with a difference. Fast-paced and media-packed, this is the Action Comedy of the presentation world. Tom Scott takes the audience on a five-minute whirlwind of internet anecdotes, which build up dramatically – presented in a humorous, manic tone.

The slides are great too, demonstrating each development in plot by the position it occurred on a world map, using a range of familiar internet formats that the audience can relate to.

By far the most memorable aspect of the presentation however is the twist. The cumulative atmosphere reaches its peak, and suddenly the audience realises the implications. An engaging and exciting presentation – which the audience will not forget in a hurry. If you’re a big fan of the ‘storytelling’ aspect of presentations, this would be the example to use.

Hans Rosling and Lego

OK, so this may not be a presentation in the traditional sense. Hans is not standing in front of an audience, nor is he connecting with a live audience remotely. Still, the video aims to impart information to share with people around the world, and we love Hans so much that we thought we’d include it.

In the four-minute interview, Hans presents his figures on global growth and economy in the simplest way possible – by using Lego bricks. Rosling has always been great with data; read our Gapminder review to see how he uses the software to deliver engaging presentations on enormous volumes of statistics. Here though, he breaks the data down to the simplest level, and makes his main points in a way that anyone can understand.

The beauty of this visualisation lies in its simplicity. Using a toy to demonstrate his point is certainly different, but the real benefit is just how easy the Lego blocks make the data to grasp – and remember.

Chicken Chicken Chicken

If you haven’t watched the beauty that is Chicken Chicken Chicken, I won’t spoil it by describing it to you. Anyone who has sat through a boring presentation with the same old slides, and the same old humdrum narration will be able to relate. Does this method take some guts, and some thinking out of the box? Yes it does. Would it get you kicked out of the boardroom if you attempt it at your next sales meeting? Probably. But – and this is the key – the presentation gets across the message. Hilarious, different, memorable – and I would put money on the fact that audience members who attended would think twice the next time they went to prepare a presentation.

LittleBigPlanet

Sony decided that its E3 2008 press conference should be a bit more entertaining for the audience. Presenting financial information is never easy, particularly if you are delivering it to those whom it may not primarily concern. So, how should a huge organisation discussing gaming engage audiences with data? Why, by using a game of course.

LittleBigPlanet is, in summary, a platform game in which the user can surpass normal play boundaries to create entire levels, personalising them as wished. Not only did Sony demonstrate this in its presentation, but it used the interactivity within the game – push buttons and levers that elicit various changes to the environment – to create bar charts, present data, and show lorries packaging Sony products off to Latin America. All while this little guy (Sackboy, I believe he’s called) jumps around the screen in a manner reminiscent of the original platform games from the 80s. Fascinating, intriguing, and a great game advertisement – whilst presenting the data in an engaging, memorable way.

However, we know firsthand  that making last minute edits to a game level can be a bit tricky – so make sure that you finalise content first!

Cisco Telepresence “Magic”

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Why describe it when you can demonstrate it? The whole point of Cisco’s Telepresence technology is that it is to be used when one of the presenters cannot easily reach his audience. While it is used more often on large screens in a purpose-built room for business meetings, its use at the opening of Cisco’s Globalization Centre in India is the best way to demonstrate it answering a need.

Aside from the futuristic magic of the technology itself – which reproduces the presenter in a scarily accurate hologram – the real highlight of the presentation comes from the surprise of the projected presenter simply walking onscreen. By demonstrating the product without warning the audience, the presenters create a much more dramatic, memorable effect.

Human Bar Chart

Adam St John Lawrence has a novel way of presenting data to his audience – by making them become it! Rather than depicting data on slides, he calls out members of the audience to become different bars in his human graph. Different and engaging, this practice also gets a laugh from the audience – and members involved can remember the figures a year later. It may not be suitable for all settings, but if you think your audience would appreciate it, including them in your data in this way will surely help the memory last.

Visuals as you go

Is it possible to deliver a presentation on PowerPoint – without using PowerPoint? Well that’s exactly what Nicholas Oulton did last week. He stood up in front of an audience at the UKAPMP conference and sketched out his visuals live with a pen and flipchart – despite having the PowerPoint slides on his laptop in the same room.

In fact, at the end of the presentation, Nick then displayed the slides he had just sketched from within PowerPoint, demonstrating how, while slides are a lot more impressive than crude sketches, the same slides are worth nothing without the thought behind them.

The trick was surprising, as the audience certainly did not expect to attend a presentation on PowerPoint that was delivered without PowerPoint. And nothing could persuade the audience of the importance of the early stages of preparation more convincingly than seeing this literally drawn out in front of them.

Conclusion

Some of the best presentations are those that break the norm. Audiences will almost expect your presentation to be boring (particularly if you are using PowerPoint) but you can use this in your favour. Do the unexpected and surprise them within the first few minutes, and suddenly you have dramatically improved their interest levels, and raised their opinions of you.

Try something new, and help your audiences become engaged. If it will help them remember your message – it’s got to be worth it.

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How Can I Control my Nerves when Presenting?http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/how-can-i-control-my-nerves-when-presenting/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/how-can-i-control-my-nerves-when-presenting/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14957 website_nervousThis is the first question we get from a lot of presenters.
The vast majority of speakers and presenters suffer from nerves (we’re only human, after all!), and believe that this nervousness negatively impacts their performance. But we always over-estimate the extent to which our audience notices our nerves. And minor pauses and slip-ups that seem painfully obvious to us will largely go overlooked by the audience.

So the first thing, as difficult as it may be, is to stop caring so much. You’re not going to say everything 100% perfectly. Even seasoned presenters never do that. What is important is how you continue after a mistake. Remember: your audience do not have a copy of your script. If you say the wrong thing, they won’t know unless you tell them. So if something doesn’t come out the way you expected it to, just carry on. In 99% of cases, no one will even notice.

Of course, the easiest way to improve your confidence beforehand is to really ensure that you know your content. If you know your key messages back to front, have confidence in your slide deck and materials, and have rehearsed several times so that you always know what is supposed to be coming next, you’ll naturally feel more confident in your ability to deliver your message effectively. And in turn, if you suffer from a moment of panic and forget what you’re supposed to be doing next, knowing your content inside-out will allow you to recover much more quickly. There really is no substitute for sufficient rehearsal.

Finally, don’t focus too much on minor details. Too many presenter coaches stress the importance of tone of voice, body language, and speed of delivery as the things to focus on when delivering a presentation. And yes, these are nice things to fine-tune when you’ve got your content and delivery down pat, but in reality, they don’t have much of an impact on whether or not your presentation will achieve its objectives. And in fact, focusing too much on these things can have negative results. We’ve seen presenters who get so stressed over controlling the way their voice sounds that they work themselves into a nervous frenzy and miss important pieces of content.
It’s far, far better to maybe speak that little bit too quickly and stress the wrong word every now and then, but to have a firm grasp of your content and to be able to deliver that content comfortably and persuasively.

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How long should I spend talking about each slide?http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/how-long-should-i-spend-talking-about-each-slide/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/how-long-should-i-spend-talking-about-each-slide/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:20:17 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14965 website_timeMany presenters ask us this. But like so many other things to do with presentations, it completely varies depending on the slide, the allotted time, and the presentation content itself.

Some slides will only take a few seconds to get through, and others will take much longer than you’d expect. Quotation slides look like they’re going to be really quick, but explaining the situation and relationship can take longer than you think. Whereas some slides, whilst being a completely new slide technically in the deck, will have been split purely for animation purposes and so will only take a few seconds to present.

A far better way to judge timing is by presentation section. Your presentation should be split into five sections plus introduction and conclusion. As mentioned previously, in order to maximise audience engagement levels, you should shape your presentation around your audience’s attention span. If you can choose the length of your presentation, the optimum is twenty minutes. Allow five minutes for the introduction and conclusion. You should then divide time equally between the remaining sections, allowing around three minutes for each part.

Practise each section as a whole; don’t think in terms of individual slides. You should know what happens on each click and what you are going to say. Use moving to a different value proposition section as an indicator of time, and keep an eye on this rather than on each slide.

In most cases, it should average out that you’re spending about a minute on each slide. If you find yourself going over this by a considerable amount, try cutting down your talking time. Be brief. Strange as it may sound, your audience probably won’t enjoy listening to you talk for hours. Keep it to the point, work with your visuals, and be as succinct as possible. Far better to finish early and allow yourself time to take questions, than to overrun and mess up everyone’s schedule for the rest of the day.

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What Gestures Should I Use?http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/what-gestures-should-i-use/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/what-gestures-should-i-use/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:35:50 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14949 hand gesturesMany presenters ask what gestures they should use and how they can use body language to persuade their audience of their proposal.

But actually, the key thing to remember with gestures is: Don’t overthink them too much.

Gestures work far better when they’re natural, and in keeping with the presentation. Exaggerated theatrical gestures are not only unnecessary and impractical, but they can actually leave a presenter looking a little bit ridiculous. And if there’s one thing that can harm a presenter’s credibility, it’s the audience thinking he or she looks ridiculous.

So what type of gestures do work well?

The best way to use gestures is to interact with your visuals, to bring your content to life. Don’t rehearse unnatural movements that involve you standing and looking at your audience. You want to draw the audience’s attention to the charts, images and diagrams that your designers have put so much time and effort into making effective. Point to things as you talk about them. If something on screen grows, echo this growth with your hands. If an object moves from one side of the screen to another, follow its movement. If you want to emphasise a particular figure, use a hand to underline it.

Pointing at the audience can work when it feels appropriate, but don’t overdo it. If you find yourself frequently pointing at those you are pitching to, you may be working too hard. Similarly, don’t point to yourself – you shouldn’t be talking about yourself or your company anyway! A sales presentation is about what you can offer your prospect. Audience members don’t care about you; they care about what you can offer them – which is outlined in the proof points on your visuals.

In sum: Be natural and focus on your content. You’ll find yourself making the most effective gestures without even trying.

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Presenting to a New Audiencehttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/presenting-to-a-new-audience/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/presenting-to-a-new-audience/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:14:37 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14953 website_meetingPresenting to a New Audience

It can be daunting, if you’re used to delivering to the same audience frequently, to suddenly be told you’ve got to present to an entirely new one. You’re used to your audience; they may even be your own internal team. You know what they want, you know what they expect, and you know how to get them to do what you want them to do. You’re all comfortable with the situation, and everyone gets something positive out of the presentation. But what do you do if you’re suddenly asked to present to a completely different audience? Maybe you’ve moved teams; maybe you’ve been promoted; maybe you’ve been suddenly asked to deliver the company presentation externally. Whatever it is, suddenly you’re way out of your comfort zone, and you realise with an impending sense of dread that you have no idea what this audience will appreciate. So where do you start? How can you go about impressing an audience you don’t know?

Obtaining Information

The first thing to do is find out as much as you possibly can about your audience. Do you know who’ll be in the room? Are they all from the same company or industry? What concerns do they have? Has anything relevant been in the news recently? Generally, whoever set up the presentation will be happy to help. If they’ve arranged this for you, they’ll want the presentation to go well for both parties. In fact, in some situations, they’ll probably be almost as nervous as you about its success. If you’re presenting at a conference, ask the event organiser to give you a breakdown of the demographic. Who are they expecting to attend? Who else is presenting? What sort of information do they want to receive? What types of talks have been successful in the past? Any information they can give you will be useful, and will enable you to tailor your content appropriately. In smaller settings, you should be able to get your hands on even more information. In a sales setting, your champion will be able to tell you about the decision maker. They’ll want you to impress– they’ve arranged the meeting, after all – so they should be happy to help you in any way they can. If you’re presenting internally, speak to whoever arranged the meeting to see what exactly is expected of you. It’s in everyone’s best interests for you to do well, so you shouldn’t meet much resistance.

Achieving Objectives

Now think about your presentation objectives. What do you want your audience to do and think at the end of your presentation? Maybe you’re delivering a training presentation, and want them to remember some key points that they need to be legally compliant with workplace regulations. Maybe it’s your first meeting with a new prospect, and they want to hear your pitch before you take conversations further. Whatever the situation, there’ll be specific things you want to achieve with your presentation, and you absolutely must take these into consideration when you begin planning.

Relevancy

Use the information you obtained from your research to make your key messages relevant to them. Has your prospect’s competitor just gone suffered a legal setback? Show how your solution is legally compliant. Do your trainees need a certain qualification in order to progress to the next level of their career? Explain how the points you address will benefit them as they progress up the career ladder. Even simple things like mentioning the names of key audience members – particularly if you really want them to pay attention – can have a positive impact on their engagement levels. If you’re presenting to one company, use their logo on your slides to reinforce your message. Really, you can’t be too relevant, and the more information you have, the better. And then, of course, make sure you make the most of that information. Knowledge is power. Use it.

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How can I prepare a presentation at the last minute?http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/how-can-i-prepare-a-presentation-at-the-last-minute/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/presentation-best-practice/how-can-i-prepare-a-presentation-at-the-last-minute/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:03:49 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14962 website_stressedI’ve been asked to deliver a presentation tomorrow – what should I do?

In an ideal world, you’d always be given plenty of time to prepare, and able to dedicate the recommended weeks to finalising messaging and visualisation. But everybody knows that this isn’t always the case. So what do you do if you’ve had a presentation dropped on you last minute?

First, check the timing and arrangements. Don’t assume that you have an hour slot. If you’re at a conference, what’s the overall topic? What’s the keynote? Who’s before you and after you? All of these things can impact the way you approach the presentation.
When you do move on to your presentation itself, always start at the beginning – with your objectives. What do you want to achieve with your presentation? What do you want your presentation to do and think?

Then work out what your key points will be to help them do and think these things. These will be your key messages – so make sure you focus on them.

Find material to support your messages. Wherever possible, use existing presentation slides. You can adapt text fairly easily before needing to request help from an expert designer. If you have to create a new slide from scratch, use a template. It will make it infinitely easier to create a uniform design.

If at all possible, have a designer look over it. No matter how proficient you are with PowerPoint, you will invariably miss things that an experienced designer would wince at straight away.

Rehearse. Even if you have delivered this presentation before, you’ll have made some slight adaptions. Rehearse and make sure that you are comfortable with these. Check that you know everyone’s names. Check what you know about your audience. Can you make specific references in your presentation that will resonate with them? Practise these and check timing.

Nothing can substitute time and full preparation, but when time is short, these are the most effective things you can do to get the results you want.

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Communicating through a Language Barrierhttp://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/communicating-through-a-language-barrier/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/communicating-through-a-language-barrier/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:07:12 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14942 website_confused audienceWhat do you do if you’re presenting to a foreign audience?

Sometimes, a language barrier can get in the way. Even if you both technically speak the same language, you can struggle.

Language is the single biggest barrier to communication in any presentation. Even when two people speak the same language, differences in perceived meaning can be huge. And of course, the difficulties are even more pronounced when you and your audiences have different first languages.

Someone who is speaking your language as a second language will struggle even more than others to understand unusual vocabulary and jargon, or words used out of familiar context. Even someone with a different accent to you would struggle. And of course, someone from the same background as you would also struggle with unfamiliar vocabulary. So a language barrier can take many different forms – before you even take into account communicating in an actual different language.

So how can you overcome potential language barrier difficulties?

1. Simplify language. Avoid jargon unless absolutely necessary – and if it is, explain it. Don’t use colloquialisms that non-native speakers will struggle to understand. Don’t use fancy words to try and impress. You won’t.

Also, as difficult as some of you might find it, try to avoid all but the simplest of jokes – it can be difficult to successfully get these across at the best of times, let alone in another language. Keep your vocabulary simple and your audience will find it far easier to stay focused and get to grips with your main points.

2. Speak slowly, clearly, and ‘chunk’ your sentences. If your audience is speaking English as a second language and you suspect they might struggle to understand you, pause after phrases to give them a chance to register what you’ve just said. Slow down your speaking – even more than you would in a normal presentation. It may feel unnatural, but your audience will find it hugely beneficial.

3. Use visuals. Visuals can have such a huge impact on understanding and recall when everyone is comfortable with the language you are using – just think how useful they can be when comprehension is already an issue. Keep the same pattern going with your visuals throughout and your audience will be able to use it as visual cues as to what you mean – meaning they can focus on the key points you want them to remember.

4. Use gestures. Honestly, it’s amazing just what a difference a few gestures can make. If you’ve ever travelled to a country in which you do not speak to a word of the language, you will have experienced firsthand just how far a few gestures can go towards you getting a hot coffee and a sandwich. While some gestures are native to specific regions and can mean different things in different parts of the world, instinctive gestures – even things as simple as pointing – can get your point across simply with minimum fuss.

5. Ask questions. The only true way to know whether someone has understood something is to ask them about it. And this does not mean asking them, “Do you understand?” – because invariably the answer will be ‘yes’, whether or not they have any clue as to what you are discussing. Ask them specific questions that require specific answers and you will be able to tell whether or not they are on the same track as you. If not, go back and repeat things they are unclear of. If yes, well, great!
If you use these techniques, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to get your point across through a language barrier. And you may find that they help in your everyday presenting too.

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Thoughts, feelings and physiologyhttp://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/speakers-corner/thoughts-feelings-and-physiology/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/speakers-corner/thoughts-feelings-and-physiology/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:37:08 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14892 chas-williams-speakers-cornerThe most frequently asked question I have been asked countless times by presenters is, ‘How can I be more confident when presenting?’ No matter how much effort is devoted to rehearsing a presentation, many presenters still fret about what will happen to them the moment they start to present. The stress that so many put themselves under leads to increased cortisol levels. This steroid hormone, produced in response to stress, is responsible for activating the body’s “fight or flight” reaction. And when you are presenting, ‘flight’ is not an option!

So how can you prepare to manage the anxiety and increase your confidence level? I always advocate a few simple tips. First of all, know every ‘click’ in the presentation. Click through the slides in silence, several times. And when preparing to rehearse your delivery, resist the temptation to write every word you are going to say. Trying to remember a script and be word perfect is hugely counter-productive, and time consuming; and only increases stress levels even more! For decades presenters have been aware that it is not what you say, it’s how you say it. Instead, your energy will be better focused on being pitch perfect. The trick here is to have clear in your mind as to what is the over-arching point on each slide you want your audience to understand and why.

From this approach to rehearsals, you can then create your own story that is empathic to the audience. This will be beneficial to boosting your confidence. Story-telling will increase the retention levels of your audience – see Speakers Corner article ‘Mind to Mind’.

As you start to feel more comfortable and confident with your rehearsal, record a video of your presentation delivery. And when you review it, do it without the sound track. And then look at the most important thing, your posture. Your presence, not only affects how your audience sees you, it actually affects how you see yourself. Perception is reality. Posture is the theme of an amazing presentation by social psychologist Amy Cuddy at a ‘Ted Talk’ conference titled, ‘Your body language shapes who you are.’

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

Many years ago, a media consultant gave me a tip just before I presented to over 300 people. He said, ‘The last thing you do before going on stage is to go to the bathroom and look at yourself in the mirror.’ And I pass that advice on to you. So next time, go to the bathroom, look in the mirror and strike a pose of the presence you want to make in your presentation. The old adage of presentation is everything has never been more true.

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5 Ways Teaching is a lot like presentinghttp://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/5-ways-teaching-is-a-lot-like-presenting/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-theory/5-ways-teaching-is-a-lot-like-presenting/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:02:40 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14879 I would take a guess that the vast majority of you have been students at some point in your lives. You might have attended school, college; maybe even university. And so the similarities between being a student in a classroom and being an audience member in a presentation can’t have escaped you entirely.

If you’ve ever actually taught, you’ll realise that there are certain things a teacher should do that are very similar to the things a presenter should do. And this doesn’t just apply to training presentations: they are just as important for sales presentations too.

1. Keep it relevant.
As we’ve said time and again, relevancy is crucial to audience engagement. If your audience can’t see how what you’re saying applies to them, they will fail to pay attention. And the same is true when you’re teaching. No matter the age or ability of your students, if you don’t adapt the lesson to their needs and interests, you’re not going to get through. Show them how what you’re teaching will be applicable in the real world, or draw comparisons with things they’re interested in. Similarly in a presentation, ensure your audience understand how what you’re telling them will benefit them. Don’t expect exactly the same lesson to work as well with different classes, or the same presentation to work with different audiences. It won’t.

2. Keep your language simple.
When you’re trying to introduce students to a new topic, explaining it in words they don’t understand will not help them grasp the subject matter. This is especially true when teaching a foreign language, and business presentations that use vocabulary the audience is not familiar with can feel like they’re being delivered in a foreign language. If you start using technical jargon your audience is not familiar with, you’ll lose them in seconds. Keep your vocabulary simple, and get your point across in as straightforward a way as possible.

3. It’s all about the preparation.
When you’re teaching a lesson, just as when you’re delivering a presentation, you need to have done the groundwork. Planning a lesson involves taking your students’ needs into account, and adapting materials to suit their knowledge, experience, likes and dislikes. As any teacher will tell you, teachers work before the lesson; students work during it!

The same is true for presentations. The hard work comes beforehand. You could spend months honing your message and working on your slides. In fact, you should. Presentation content should be tailored to your audience, and your slides should be designed to maximise engagement and recall. Plus, of course, rehearsal time should be factored in. When you’re finally ready to present, the tough bit will be done. If you’ve prepared sufficiently, your presentation will be in a far better position to achieve your objectives.

4. Visuals count.
Shoddy boardwork that students can’t copy will not be remotely helpful in a lesson. Unappealing materials will not make them want to work harder. If you’re a tech-savvy teacher and use PowerPoint, overwhelming your students with too much information will intimidate them and not help their learning. In the same way, slides in a business meeting should be impressive, and engage your audience without containing too much information. Taking time to work on your slidedeck and any handouts will be hugely beneficial.

5. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
In a presentation, your key messages should be repeated throughout. In the same way, teachers need to ensure their students have a chance to refresh the things they have already learnt. New topics taught should be linked back to things already learnt, so students can build on previous knowledge. In the same way, effective presenters use repetition to ensure their key messages are remembered, and refer back to earlier stages of the presentation to ensure that the audience has fully assimilated the information. Repeat your key messages, and you’ll be far more successful at achieving your objectives.

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view62 Imaginary Case Studyhttp://www.m62.net/about-m62/m62-case-studies/view62-imaginary-case-study/ http://www.m62.net/about-m62/m62-case-studies/view62-imaginary-case-study/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:54:34 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=13804 view62. Present everywhere.

It’s never been more important to your business to be able to beat the competition and bring in new business. You need to maximise your company’s exposure and not waste a single opportunity that comes your way. Can you rely upon yourself to deliver a consistent, enthusiastic, effective pitch time after time, day after day?

Meet Chris, hard working Senior Account Manager for a medium sized company in a highly competitive marketplace. Earlier today Chris pitched for new business to a company in Chicago, Illinois that had been on his radar for months. His delivery was perfect. The slides were perfect. The story was clear, clean and concise. He couldn’t have asked for it to go any better and the client are now in the process of reaching out to develop the relationship. In short; he nailed it.

Two minutes later and he made the same pitch to a company in Singapore. He showed no sign of fatigue, his delivery was perfect and the audience were so involved in the story he told that they were exchanging approving glances before the presentation had finished.

Five minutes after that he made the pitch again. This time he was on a commuter train in Auckland, New Zealand presenting to the CEO of a startup company he had never heard of. The CEO had sought Chris out after hearing on the social media grapevine just how good he was and, after seeing Chris’ pitch, immediately called his PA to arrange a call. Then he returned to reading the morning paper.

During all three of these successful pitches Chris, the hard working Senior Account Manager for a medium sized company in a highly competitive marketplace, was asleep in his flat in London dreaming about making more pitches (yes, Chris needs a break). He won’t be aware of the massive progress he’s made until he checks his office email tomorrow morning…

Imagine being able to leverage your time to create a pitch you’re completely proud of and immediately presenting it to the people you need to persuade without the inconvenience and expense of long distance travel.

This is the future of presenting to a global market: a supremely effective presentation which will work around the clock, around the planet to help you deliver your ideas with the measurable consistency of a Swiss timepiece for a fraction of the cost of yesterday’s green screen presentations.

This is view62: You, everywhere. Perfect, everytime.

Want to know even more? Watch this video to see how view62 can help your sales.

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GBP Currency Financial Templatehttp://www.m62.net/powerpoint-templates/gbp-currency-financial-template/ http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-templates/gbp-currency-financial-template/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:23:21 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14826 Money Template_Small

This GBP Money Template contains banknotes and coins. It also has purple title bars, text areas and the background is white.

This template would be perfect for a Financial student or teacher or business studies. It would also be a great way to present your monthly figures!

This template is in widescreen template and is free to download.

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How do I make my audience remember my slides?http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/make-audience-remember-slides/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/make-audience-remember-slides/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:00:55 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14548 Audience Remember Slides

It’s one thing if your audience enjoy your presentation, but if they come away without remembering any of your key messages, it won’t be effective. Every presentation has objectives to meet, which generally require your audience to take some sort of action at the end of it. In a sales presentation, presenters are asking their audience members to make the decision to buy from them – based on the reasons you laid out in their presentations. If the audience can’t remember these reasons, the presenter has failed.

So how do you make your audience remember your key messages?

The good news is that there are certain techniques you can use to encourage your audience to remember your key points. We call these passive mnemonic process (PMP), and m62 uses a CRAVE acronym to remember the various techniques:

•             Chunking: Break the information down into logical, manageable chunks

•             Relevance: Make it interesting and useful for your audience – not just for you!

•             Association: Use stories and comparisons to link ideas together

•             Visualisation: Visualise your messages to enable dual encoding

•             Elaboration: Repeat and build upon key points to reinforce them

Using these techniques will ensure that your audience is paying attention to and absorbing your messages, and will make it far easier for your key points be remembered.

Most of these points come down to messaging and structure, and focus on the presentation as a whole. Visualisation focuses on recall at a slide level.  Rather than using text on your slides, use images, graphs and diagrams to demonstrate your points. This means that your audience will be able to absorb the information via dual encoding (both through the visual and aural senses), which can more than triple recall rates.

For more information on passive mnemonic techniques you can use in presentations, watch this video.

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Does it matter if we use different versions of PowerPoint as a team?http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/matter-use-different-versions-powerpoint-team/ http://www.m62.net/presentation-skills/presentation-tips/matter-use-different-versions-powerpoint-team/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:40:41 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14527 PowerPoint Versions

Some of your team use PowerPoint 2010, some have upgraded to 2013, some are still using 2007, and there is even one guy who’s never got round to replacing his ancient copy of PowerPoint 2003. You all need to use the same presentation and deliver it from our own laptops. Is this an issue?

Short answer: It depends.

In general, we would always recommend using the same version of PowerPoint wherever possible. Subtle differences can cause the strangest of problems. That said, in most cases, you should be OK to use a presentation developed in 2007 in later versions of PowerPoint without any problems. PowerPoint 2010 and later has certain features (for example, embedded videos), that will not work in 2007.

PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions, however, have a completely different way of operating, and we’ve found no end of difficulties when trying to move between these and later versions. The best way to get around these issues is to download a compatibility pack but even that’s not foolproof. Editing PowerPoint files, rather than just viewing them in different versions, can be particularly troublesome.

PowerPoint 2013, the latest version of the software, throws another consideration into the mix as it defaults in widescreen 16:9 slides rather than the old 4:3 ratio. Moving content between different slide ratios is slow and time-consuming, so make sure you’re aware of this when you choose the ratio you’ll be working with.

In summary: Moving between different versions of PowerPoint is definitely possible, and in some cases it can be unproblematic. If you know that you will have to be moving the file between different versions of PowerPoint, you can ask your developer to keep to features that won’t cause difficulties where possible. However, there is usually some level of editing involved and it can be fiddly and time-consuming. So our ultimate advice would be: Wherever possible, stick to the same version of PowerPoint. It’s definitely the easiest option.

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Catering Templatehttp://www.m62.net/powerpoint-templates/catering-template-2/ http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-templates/catering-template-2/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:11:23 +0000 http://www.m62.net/?p=14806 smallfoodtemplate

This Catering Templates houses a food based title page, a red title box for the presentation title and presenters name and a Strawberry title with red theming.

This template would be perfect for a catering business pitching for work, or even a college student giving a presentation.

This template is in 4:3 format.

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