Published on February 14, 2009
Ideas on how to create powerful presentations A guide for Project Managers by Ciprian Rusen corporategeek.info
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 Goal Audience Restrictions Goal
Planning is to create the STORY!
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!
Check! Scope Plan Execution
Improve! Plan Execution
Share & Get Feedback!
Optimize Stand back Check Improve Get Feedback
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
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 Crestock.com
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