9 Steps to Better Presentations: Part 1 – Don’t Default to PowerPoint

9_-_A_Simple_Guide_to_Better_Presentations.005NOTE: This is the first in a series of posts taken from our guide 9: A Simple Guide to Better Presentations. Can’t wait and want to get it all now? Download the eBook for FREE here.

Who ever said every talk, meeting, or presentation needs PowerPoint?

Nobody.

Here’s a handy rule of thumb: if it (and “it” means anything in your presentation) helps you make your point, fine. If it doesn’t, consider dropping it.In fact, your presentation may be stronger without slides. (Abraham Lincoln never used PowerPoint.)

Do slides help you make your point? No?

Then do you really need them?

9: A Simple Guide to Better Presentations — Now On Slideshare

Our new 9 guide is now on Slideshare. Read it online then take the PDF with you–FREE download in the store.

Announcing “9: A Simple Guide to Better Presentations”

9 - A Simple Guide to Better Presentations :: Renovate Communication Design, LLCYou’re trying to get noticed, to burst through, to get your crucial message heard.

How do you give a dynamic presentation that resonates, that cuts through the clutter and inspires your audience? How do you make something great?

Our new guide, 9 – A Simple Guide to Better Presentations, can help you get started.

Built to Get Results

9 is based on one of our workshop presentations as well as the solid principles in Presentation Renovation. It’s intended to help you think differently about how you present. This isn’t just about slide design–in fact, we want you to think about whether your presentation even needs slides. If you do use slides, though, you’ll find some advice for improving the appearance of your slidedeck.

And, in all humility, 9 looks great. We hope you’ll be inspired simply by the design of guide.

9 is available over in the Renovate Store now, and you can grab it for FREE. Please tell your friends.

Behind the Scenes (for the Geeks)

If you’re curious to know how we made 9, here’s what we used: