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PowerPoint Presentation Training Objectives : *Creating compelling, engaging and dynamic PowerPoint presentations *Exploring compelling ways to structure your presentations *Focusing your key messages *Promoting clarity and interest in your ideas *Breathing life into your values *Encouraging buy-in and stakeholder engagement *Building on your presentation strengths *Troubleshooting worst-case scenarios *Revising your presentation to suit different audiences and purposes Day One Day One - Basic Principles Defining Death by PowerPoint We'll look at the sorts of experiences participants have had as members of the audience or as 'inflictors'. This will be an opportunity to make explicit what makes for the best and worst PowerPoint Presentations. PowerPoint as a Communication Tool We will unpick what delegates already know about how communication works and how that applies specifically to PowerPoint communications. Impact What does it really mean? We'll look at how our IMPACT mnemonic relates to PowerPoint presentations. Hands Up! Here we will ask delegates to put their hands up to those traps they fall into. How do they feel about presenting with PowerPoint? How much is expected of them? What do they want from the day? Content Where to start? Firstly content. How to get off the starting blocks and then achieve logical flow and clarity in structuring your ideas? How to be sure that your key purpose is served by your presentation? Using Signposts The next step is to look at how best to support your audience on your presentation journey to focus your main message. ((((( ))))) Achieving Focus in One Minute Using sample PowerPoint presentations we will share our favourite way to focus and deliver a clear key message. Fit for Purpose As we maintain in all our work, ?one size fits all? is not our style. Certainly, in terms of the diverse range of stakeholders faced by most of the delegates we work with, our participants need to know how to adapt their presentations to resonate with different audiences and to achieve different purposes. We explore ways to fine tune. Moving Beyond Bullet Points How can you develop your ideas beyond the clear and logical, to borrow from more compelling and engaging structures? How can you promote buy-in and dispel potential resistance by the way you construct your presentations? Planning for Practicalities As we all know, ?Sod?s Law? is alive and well, so how can you build a presentation that is flexible and works within whatever the prevailing constraints are ? whether time, attention spans or potential resistance? Visuals Storyboards Using storyboards, we will consider how best they might exploit the strengths of PowerPoint as a visual medium. Look Left, Look Right! Let?s face it, most of us find over-wordy PowerPoint slides downright boring, at best unintelligible - at worst soporific. How are you going to connect with those stakeholders for whom words and text alone don?t work? Faced with so much text, many of us would rather read and digest complex messages at our leisure, not have it read out to us slower than we?ve already done so for ourselves. So what else can you do to present your content in ways which will fully engage? How might you invite others to interact with your subject? Whether to inspire, to inform, to persuade or to educate, what further creative options might connect with more right-brained sensitivities? Support The Continuum Firstly, your key messages - how are you supporting them? Transferring ideas rarely happens in a hermetically sealed vacuum, so we will look at the continuum available to each participant. How will you most effectively convey complex information, transfer essential knowledge, persuade or inspire your audience? How can you best support the visual medium of PowerPoint? Everyone will get time to consider their own presentations and what else they can do before, during and after their presentations to ensure that their stakeholders fully digest even the most complex

PowerPoint Presentation Training Objectives : *Creating compelling, engaging and dynamic PowerPoint presentations *Exploring compelling ways to structure your presentations *Focusing your key messages *Promoting clarity and interest in your ideas *Breathing life into your values *Encouraging buy-in and stakeholder engagement *Building on your presentation strengths *Troubleshooting worst-case...

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