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The Ultimate Guide to Using PowerPoint Effectively

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO USING POWERPOINT EFFECTIVELY (from your friends at Cubicle Ninjas) At Cubicle Ninjas, we understand that the foundation of successful design is clear communication. This applies nowhere more strongly than the humble PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint provides an extremely powerful and effective platform for storytelling. Yet it's also easy to communicate poorly with PowerPoint. Follow our advice and you'll be a PowerPoint pro in no time! 1. PLANNING 2. DESIGN 3. EXECUTION THE PLANNING PROCESS Before you begin, figure out what story you need to tell, and condense that story down to its most powerful and relevant elements. Understand your audience. List your key points. Keep it simple! Here are three distinct design methodologies, THE DESIGN PROCESS from three of our generation's most effective storytellers. Learn from their advice! STEVE JOBS TIP 1: TIP 2: TIP 3: Use short, No distracting backgrounds. No bullet points or lists. memorable text. GUY KAWASAKI TIP 1: TIP 2: TIP 3: No more than 10 slides. No longer than 20 minutes. Total. Nothing smaller than 30-point text. SETH GODIN ПР1: TIP 2: TIP 3: Use striking, bold imagery. No animated transitions Above all, tell a story! or sound effects. It's performance time! Think of it as an THE EXECUTION PROCESS opportunity to make an emotional connection with your audience, not just recite information. Understand the technical stuff. Make it about the audience, not you. Stay active. Don't be motionless. Believe in your material. Don't read from Tell your slides. a story! For more presentation tips and ideas, check out these Twitter feeds: @CubicleNinjas - @presentationzen - @TonyRamos Cubicle Ninjas is a full-service visual solutions group. Our design and development team transforms ideas into highly effective marketing collateral for the world's greatest brands. CUBICLE NINJAS 1.888.77.NINJA CUBICLENINJAS.COM

The Ultimate Guide to Using PowerPoint Effectively

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Cubicle Ninjas' ultimate guide to using PowerPoint effectively. Learn the three step process towards a power presentation using PowerPoint.

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