Creating Better PowerPoint Slide Decks, Faster
PowerPoint can be a very powerful visual aid and important tool for training… if it’s done well. Creating a better PowerPoint Slide Deck is about organizing your thoughts before you even open PowerPoint on your computer.
Trainer’s Approach to Effective PowerPoint
At Endurance Learning we talk a lot about the appropriate use of PowerPoint. This conversation with Mike Parkinson gets into how to create engaging and effective PowerPoint presentation.
Effective PowerPoint Checklist: Is Your PowerPoint Good?
We all use PowerPoint. Here’s a checklist to determine if we’re using it *well*.
Don’t forget the “Instructions” slide
Projecting instructions for all to see can reduce confusion and keep participants on task.
Avoid Bad Slides with Good Process
Great presentation slides help a presentation look and feel more “slick”, but beauty is only skin deep. Presenters need a better way to organize their message.
9 ways to get smarter if your bus (or subway) is running late this morning
I was out of breath, but I had made it. I had just sprinted two city blocks up a (small-ish) hill, dodged oncoming traffic, hurdled a raccoon that just happened to waddle out of a neighbor’s hedge and firmly planted my two feet at the base of the bus stop sign. It was 7:03am, and […]
Alternatives to Bullet Points
PowerPoint default formatting is begging you to use bullet points in your presentation. The thing about bullet points is that they’re not attractive. They’re not visually stimulating. But they’re set up as a default way to organize information on your slides, which makes them very easy to use. If you or someone you know is […]
What Would You Do If This Happened In Your Training Session?
The clock struck 1:00pm and it was time for my presentation to begin. That’s when the first of four text messages arrived on my phone. All four messages began with the same two words: “Oh no!” My friends and co-workers had heard what was happening in my breakout room and they began to offer their […]
9 Trends in Presentation Skills (And Most of Them Aren’t Good!)
A week ago, Litmos’ Brent Schlenker used Google Trends to ask: “Why is instructional design trending downward… since 2004?” According to the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ Top 100 Tools for Learning, Google Search was ranked as the #5 tool used around the world for learning in 2014. It seems like Google search trends should […]
Instead of PowerPoint… dance?
If you’ve read my blog posts for a while, you know I have some strong opinions about PowerPoint. In short, I think it’s a powerful tool that is all too often poorly used in presentations, wasting people’s time and turning them more cynical to training and presentations in general. A while back, I proposed 10 […]