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An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." If you liked the video, please consider liking us on Facebook. facebook.com/WienotFilms

Learn how to give amazing presentations using PowerPoint or whatever your tool of choice in this fun, engaging, and concise animated whiteboard video by Wienot Films. Presentations can make or break you. Make your Power Point great and see the difference it makes in your professional life. Keep it simple. Remember Story. Avoid long lists of bullets. Use pictures to support your story. Watch for all the fun action. Guy Kawasaki likes this video. You should too!

How to give a great PowerPoint presentation. An animated whiteboard explanatory video (aka explainer video) presentation on how to effectively present with Power Point.

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(Note: Special thanks to Julian Jordan for the official Spanish translation, which is now available under captions.)

Script for Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated
By Marc Strong

Around the world every day, thousands if not millions of people give presentations. Some are great, and have a powerful impact on their audiences. Others...well, let's just say they're works in progress.

This is Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated

Meet Jim, an aspiring professional trying to make it in the world.

Jim used to give presentations like just about everyone else he knew. PowerPoint was his tool of choice.

He'd use it like an outline, with a header followed by bullet after bullet, and sometimes even sub-bullets!

When he wanted to be fancy, he'd add what usually turned out to be an ineffective chart or sometimes a table. And when Jim wanted to really spice things up, he'd add...yep...clip art.

Unfortunately, Jim's approach would often confuse and bore people. This was a problem because he had important things to say. And because it was dimming his prospects for success.

Fortunately, Jim learned a better way and didn't stay in the dark for long.

Perhaps most importantly, he now focuses on the story he wants to tell.

In doing so, he tries to follow a simple structure, with a clear beginning, middle, and end that links together his various points and builds to his conclusion.

When formulating his story, Jim uses a simple pad of paper or sicky notes. Staying low tech at this stage helps him think more creatively and stay outside the box.

He then considers what tools will help him best tell his story. Jim sometimes opts to use a whiteboard, flip charts, handouts, or even no props at all.

When it makes sense for him to use PowerPoint, he tries to remember the adage that sometimes "less is more."

He doesn't dumb down his presentations, but he does try to limit each slide to one key idea. Or, depending on the content, he sometimes builds an idea incrementally so it's easy to follow.

He looks for visual ways to tell his story, with minimal text, photos, and clear charts and graphs.

Quote: "All the so-called "Secrets of success" will not work unless you do. -Unknown"

Sometimes he'll use quotes, but he tries to remember that people can't read his slides and truly listen at the same time.

Jim still uses plenty of text to help him remember what he wants to say, but he hides it in his notes that only he sees (show view notes screen).

Jim's new approach takes more time, energy, and rehearsal, but it's been well worth the effort.

His audiences are now much more engaged and better understand and remember his presentations.

And, as if that weren't enough...(congrats on the promotion)...his pocketbook doesn't mind either. (Pause)

This has been Powerful Presentations: Simply Stated.

Created by

Marc Strong





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