The supportive media (p2) is everything that adds to the story (p1) in its delivery(p3) whether as a presentation or visual aids. If you have visited the site looking for tips on using powerpoint, you will be disappointed. The discussion is around design concepts, use of text in slides, images and data slides used to illustrate and support the message. It is the least important part of a presentation and some presentations may even be better without slides! Most importantly, the .ppt file is not your presentation.

Cornerstone posts include.

purpose of the p2

basic type choices

when to construct the p2

design matters

Please don’t do this

please don't do this

Please don’t do this in presentations. It forces the audience to read the text and this will be done in preference to listening. The data is not retained. The highlighting forces the audience to read that section before getting context…
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Images should explain themselves

Images should explain themselves with clarity being added by the speaker or an additional word but principally achieved in composition. There should never be the need for a laser pointer, The Mac Spotlight or worse, the computer mouse. The supportive…
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Fewer slides in the online environment

Fewer slides in the online environment will lead to more engagement, less distraction and a more valued presentation. The supportive media in online presentations is a particular challenge due to multiple factors, many of which are outwith the control of…
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Holby City NHS Trust

Holby City NHS Trust is a fictional hospital in a TV show called Holby City. It was created by Tony McHale and Mal Young as a spin-off from the established BBC medical drama Casualty and premiered on 12 January 1999. This British medical show is beloved of…
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Tell me your data

Tell me your data so that I can understand your message. Any presentation, whether that is a scientific conference, a government briefing or a business plan relies on the data to support the single identifiable and memorable message. A graphical…
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Stop using templates

holby city nhs trust

Stop using slide templates. They reduce slide real estate, they are not effective at conveying the message you think they are conveying and they are visually distracting. It doesn’t matter that your boss insists on you using the corporate template…
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p2 in a webinar

p2 in a webinar

p2 in a webinar should be no different than in a face to face presentation. And yet it will be completely different. The p2 that most presenters consider is principally the slides but online the media viewed will include slides,…
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On the twelfth day of Christmas…

On the twelfth day of Christmas… …my true love gave to me 12 slides in a presentation. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 12 slides in a presentation. The supportive media (p2) should be…
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minimise the importance of p2

The aim of a good presenter should be to minimise the importance of p2, the supportive media. The most important part of a presentation is the message. That must then be effectively delivered. The supportive media if it is anything…
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Comic sans

Comic sans is one of the most used and also most hated fonts in the world. It was created in 1994 by Vincent Connare to be used in a comic. It was designed to be friendly and playful and to…
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