If you haven’t ever nodded during a presentation in your lifetime, then you must’ve just breached a portal from a perfect world. A world where all the presentations are crisp, beautiful and concise and all the speakers are eloquent and fun to listen to. But wait! We’re not there yet, are we?
Dave Paradi recently concluded a survey with 682 respondents who gave some very eye-opening answers. And this has helped so many people understand what they should and should not do to avoid making a bad presentation. Mind you, this survey was conducted this very year so there’s really lots we can learn.
On the one end there were just 21% who felt that the speaker was doing a bad job by not being able to structure and synchronize his thoughts with his presentation. On the other end, a mind boggling 71% confirmed what we’ve all known to be true: reading out from your slides, which has got to be the biggest sin in presentation land. Other lesser, but not insignificant evils, are the lack of bullet points or the use of diagrams only the presenter himself understands.
Now in order to illustrate these facts, we’ve considered three contenders from our PowerPoint eStore – the Circular Flow Model, the Product Feature Comparison Table and two slides from the Puzzle Diagrams.
And the winner is our Product Feature Comparison Table.
This seven-slide deck was actually made for drawing comparisons between products and hence the name. But showing the figures we just discussed in any other format, like a Pie Chart would’ve been too cliché. Either ways, the product has been made in native PowerPoint and allows users to change colors, add or delete columns and rows easily. Moreover, one of this product’s biggest advantage is that it is not bound together and unmanageable like the default tables in MS Office. Users can freely edit all the components to match their company’s style and color scheme and can also copy-paste individual slides to their own presentation.
Overall, the product allows for a wide range of flexible options which makes it easy for busy professionals to create an outstanding presentation in minutes.