p2

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

Pies are for eating.

This is a pie chart.   This a terrible way of showing the difference between the voting in Iowa and Utah. Quick clue, it’s the bluey one and the dark green one Seriously, there are MUCH better ways of displaying…
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Your (data) slides suck.

I have previously commented, perhaps too obliquely, on the poor nature of data slides. Trying to be reasonable however, the presenter who simply puts all their text directly onto powerpoint is going to do exactly the same with all their…
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My Boss won’t like it…

This isn’t another post persuading you to give up bulletpoints; if you’ve come this far and still cling to them, then you are deluded. This is a post about why it can be difficult to give better presentations. Sadly, not…
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I’m not confident enough to give up bulletpoints

A recent discussion on twitter highlighted a problem. Most people recognise that bulletpoints limit their expression, stilt the conversation of a presentation but ultimately make them feel more comfortable in providing their script.Musing over this I can see no easy…
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This is a blog post

This is the introductory paragraph. It is difficult to understand the origin but a combination of the perfect script and the perfect handout has led to the annotation of absolutely everything in a presentation.This is the second paragraph. Your audience…
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You’ve got 3 seconds…

Nancy Duarte (amongst others) suggests in her meisterwerk “Resonate” that a slide/image needs to be understood in under 3 seconds or the audience will have to turn its attention from the speaker to concentrate and make sense of what you…
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But…

It’s an important meeting I have lots of facts to deliver I didn’t have time People expect it It’s my script I need it for confidence I can print it off as a handout I don’t care I think it…
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What sort of presenter are you?

One of the tests of a descriptive model such as the p cubed concept (p3) (that a good presentation is a combination (the product) of the story (p1), the supportive media (p2) and the delivery (p3)) is that it bears…
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