Have you ever sat through a boring presentation? I’m going to guess your answer is “yes”. Invariably, when we ask this question to our program participants, all hands go up.
Think back to those presentations. I’m willing to bet there was a common element: a deck of densely packed PowerPoint slides behind the speaker.
Now, I don’t know about you, but as soon as I see slides like this in a presentation, my attention immediately starts to wane. But it’s not the software itself that’s the problem – it’s how it’s being used.
So how can we communicate more effectively – without relying heavily on PowerPoint?
In part one of our two-part video series Presenting Without Slides, I talk about why PowerPoint is such a presentation killer, and how to reframe your approach to using slide deck software in a way that is more engaging to your audience.
In part two, I discuss the power (and freedom!) of being able to walk in front of any group, free of notes, clickers or props, and nail your presentation; what this conveys to an audience; and why you should always aim to be able to deliver your presentations without any slides. (Yep, you read that right: no slides whatsoever!)
Being able to deliver a presentation confidently and authoritatively, without the use of slides, is a surefire way to engage your audience, enrich their experience, and make them highly receptive to your message. Don’t believe me? Well, why not try it for yourself?
I invite you to ditch your slides and take our no-slide presentation challenge. If you don’t feel quite up to it yet, don’t worry – we’ve got just the thing to help.
Join us at our next Public Speaking Workshop, save 22% with our Early Bird special by registering 1 month in advance. Break the shackles of nerves and learn how to build and deliver engaging presentations to amplify your audience experience.
No more hiding behind PowerPoint slides – remember, it’s your message (and how you deliver it) that will make you a star!
The Colin James Method® Facilitators train corporate executives to improve their professional development with a proven methodology. Our highly trained Facilitators and Coaches are recognised for their experience in their fields and have worked with many individuals and organisations around the world to master the art of communication.
Colin James is a well-respected Educator, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator and Co-Founder of The Colin James Method® and Inner Profit Pty Ltd a vibrant leadership development company in Australia. Creating memorable, impactful world-class events that deeply influence the way people feel, think and behave is Colin James’ forte