Ideas on how to create powerful presentations

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Published on February 14, 2009

Author: ciprian



A guide for Project Managers on how to create great presentations.
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Ideas on how to create powerful presentations A guide for Project Managers by Ciprian Rusen

we use presentations as means of communication

yet since 1990 we create… boring bad presentations filled with meaningless bullet-points

Instead of… simple, legible & engaging presentations

How to make them better?

Think of… a presentation as a project and of presentation processes as project processes

Initiation Planning Execution Monitoring & Controlling Closing translate to…

Think Story Design Optimize Present

Initiation is to THINK!

What is your point? THINK Why does it matter? Goal!

THINK Audience!

THINK Restrictions!


Think Goal Audience Restrictions Goal

Planning is to create the STORY!

Be Alone!

Each STORY has Draft Script! Introduction Action Closure

Write Story! and remember…

Good stories are Simple!

Good stories are Concrete!

Good stories are Credible!

Good stories are Emotional!

Story Be Alone Go Analog Draft Script Write Story

Execution is to DESIGN!

Design & Be Visual!

Design & Use Empty Space!

Design & Use Contrast!

Design & Use Repetition!

Design & Align Elements!

Design Be Visual Empty Space Repetition Align Elements

Monitoring & Controlling is to OPTIMIZE!

Stand back!

Check! Scope Plan Execution

Improve! Plan Execution

Share & Get Feedback!

Optimize Stand back Check Improve Get Feedback

Remove barriers!

Be completely present!

Connect with the audience!

Present Remove Barriers Be present Connect with the audience

Can we create simple, legible & engaging presentations?

Initiation Think Planning Story Execution is to… Design Monitoring & Controlling Optimize Closing Present

Created by…

Credits & Recommendations “Beyond Bullet Points” by Cliff Atkinson “presentation zen” by Garr Reynolds “slide:ology” by Nancy Duarte Stock Photos taken from: Office Online Library

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