Handouts for data-heavy presentations

PowerPoint Tips

While I do think that presenters sometimes dump more than necessary on their audience, consider this scenario. You’re going to have to create printed handouts or electronic handouts that people can view on their own devices, close up. Yes, you’ll have slides, but you’ll supplement them with handouts. For more flexibility, you can create your handout by sending the presentation to Microsoft Word. Not all presentations can be full of photos.

Presentation Handouts: Are They Useful for Your Audience?

Professionally Speaking...

Most presenters at most presentations give handouts to the audience. Most audiences either throw them away or file them in an obscure location where they couldn't find them even if they wanted to.which they generally don't. So why are we, as presenters, so committed to sending our audiences home, laden with paper? Somewhere in the foggy past, some audience somewhere asked a presenter if she had any of her presentation written down so they didn't have to take notes.

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Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings

PowerPoint Tips

Some of the important issues in a meeting like this are to: Tailor the presentation to the audience’s level of expertise. In “ The flipped presentation ,” I talk about a way to put additional content in the Notes pane and print out Notes pages as handouts instead of just slides. ” But in this post, I want to talk about creating handouts in Microsoft Word. Creating handouts in Word. In 2010, choose File, Save & Send, Create Handouts.

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. It’s an important part of the total experience for the audience: But most of us focus on preparing what happens during the presentation, not what happens afterwards. Here are the benefits of having handouts: Benefits for the presenter. Audience members will have a concrete reminder making your presentation more memorable. Audience members can easily contact you later.

Slide Handouts - a quick guide

Dahle Communication

I have always felt that slide presentation handouts were a bad idea. " The idea is a good one: you want your audience to follow along. Probably, but it is what 95% of your audience is doing. We changed his presentation on this slide to have an image that supports what he was going to say and then created a deck that he would then handout that had the information on it.

Three good reasons to distribute your handout after the presentation

Speaking about Presenting

In my last post on presentation handouts I suggested that it’s best to distribute your handout before your presentation. The comments to that post identified three situations when it makes sense to distribute your handout after the presentation. Personally I don’t like giving out handouts in presentations as there is usually some element of “surprise”. With a handout – goodbye surprise and the attention boost it guarantees.

Create an electronic PowerPoint handout with a PDF driver

PowerPoint Tips

Handouts are important! Here are two big reasons for using handouts: You can’t expect people to remember everything you said, so handouts give your audience something to look at afterward. Sometimes people miss your presentation and they can read your handout instead. Remember that slides shouldn’t contain the entire content of what you say, but handouts can. But printing handouts is expensive and uses paper and ink.

How to fight the urge to overload your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Alec’s drive is to deliver maximum value to his audience. It seems to make intuitive sense that the way to deliver maximum value is to give the audience as much as possible. So instead, view your presentation as just the beginning of your relationship with the people in your audience. You can deliver value to your audience in lots of other ways. Related posts: 7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation.

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The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you. But execute in a hamfisted way, and not only will your presentation fail you may also piss off your audience. It’s about titillating all the senses of your audience. And don’t forget to apply the same design principles to your handout (toss the stapled photocopy). learn how to tell a story like Malcolm Gladwell to keep your audience on the hook.

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Public Speaking - Handouts

Great Public Speaking

Handouts are multipurpose tools that enhance most presentations. They are also another way to get audience members in fun. I provide handouts for virtually every presentation I do. One of the reasons is that audience members really enjoy being able to take something home with them. Computer programs make it very easy to create totally customized handouts for your presentations. Most of the time I customize the inside of the handout too.

Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have.

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Webinar “How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation”: Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have.

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Webinar "How to Plan an Audience-friendly Presentation": Your Questions Answered

Speaking about Presenting

Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop. The message of my presentation was “To create an audience-friendly presentation, use a planner&# (pictured right). The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. are just there as examples of the questions you think the audience might have.

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The flipped presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s say that you’re giving a presentation that requires you to provide a lot of detailed information to your audience. So, if you need people to actually use those details, you’ll have to provide handouts. Many presenters print — or make a PDF of — the slides as handouts. But then you end up with a horrible presentation experience for your audience. But how can you give out detailed handouts without putting them all on the slides?

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Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Instead of mindmapping, use these questions to plan your presentation: What’s the one thing I want my audience to remember or do? If you do, you’ll end up with a lightweight overview presentation that doesn’t add any value to your audience. If you’ve mindmapped six benefits for your solution, choose the three strongest benefits and delete the rest (or put them in a handout ). Arrange your points to create a logical path for your audience to follow.

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Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

Instead of mindmapping, use these questions to plan your presentation: What’s the one thing I want my audience to remember or do? If you do, you’ll end up with a lightweight overview presentation that doesn’t add any value to your audience. If you’ve mindmapped six benefits for your solution, choose the three strongest benefits and delete the rest (or put them in a handout ). Arrange your points to create a logical path for your audience to follow.

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18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

In a presentation, the audience can see you and if there’s no visual slide, their attention will be focused on you. This is better than printing out your slides in the Handout option because the slide number is shown next to each slide. It reminded me of the feeling of presenting to a face to face audience! He recommends that if you’re going to be silent, for example, you’re going to take a sip of water, you let your audience know.

Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

However, 50 well designed slides — full of compelling images, few words, shown in quick succession — can have a powerful and positive impact on your audience. If this is not possible, focus on subsets in the data that are important for your audience to understand. And remember, you can always give them all the data in a handout after your presentation. It’s been said that there is a great deal of truth in humour and the video clip below is a perfect case in point.

16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

In a presentation, the audience can see you and if there’s no visual slide, their attention will be focused on you. This is better than printing out your slides in the Handout option because the slide number is shown next to each slide. It reminded me of the feeling of presenting to a face to face audience! He recommends that if you’re going to be silent, for example, you’re going to take a sip of water, you let your audience know.

How to simplify your presentation without dumbing it down

Speaking about Presenting

Your job is to make the complex easily graspable to your audience by arriving at that simplicity. Put these into a handout. Flowcharts - construct a flowchart that enables your audience to see the process and clearly identify the decision points. Making a presentation simple requires hard thinking. You might be concerned that in your quest to make your presentation simple, you’ll dumb it down.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. Written introduction for the person introducing you to the audience. Handouts related to the presentation. The last thing we want is to be distracted because we’ve overlooked a logistical detail. Set out below is checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before speaking. A few things to note about the list: It is restricted to matters of a logistical nature.

How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience. Don’t compare yourself to people in the audience who may know more than you. Find someone that your audience respects to introduce you. Stand at the center of the stage, close to the audience. Whenever you’re standing still, stand square to the audience with your feet slightly apart. 13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts.

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How to stop worrying about forgetting what you want to say

Speaking about Presenting

You spend the whole presentation worrying instead of connecting with your audience. It’s also useful for the audience because there’s only one thing they have to grasp and remember and it provides focus for the presentation. That repetition is also useful for your audience. And if it’s one of the few slides with words on in your presentation, then it will help people in your audience to remember the words. So it’s helpful both for you and your audience.

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How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience. Don’t compare yourself to people in the audience who may know more than you. Find someone that your audience respects to introduce you. Stand at the center of the stage, close to the audience. Whenever you’re standing still, stand square to the audience with your feet slightly apart. 13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts.

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How to become a good speaker

PowerPoint Tips

This is a top annoyance for the audience and your slides shouldn’t have much text on them anyway. No interaction with the audience. The audience is the reason for the presentation, so they want to feel as if you’re talking to them. Here’s a comment from one audience member: “I would guess that 95% of the presentations I’ve witnessed over the last 5 years feature a speaker with his back to the audience over most of the presentation period.

2010 173

What makes a successful sales presentation?

PowerPoint Tips

If you need to provide highly detailed data such as a spreadsheet, use a handout so people can follow along the rows with their finger. Leave it as a handout afterward, if people want to study it before making a decision. You connect with your audience. Interact with your audience, meet their eyes, ask and answer questions, be friendly and natural. Do you gives sales presentations?

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Speakers: Ridiculously easy ways to avoid copyright problems with your handouts

The Eloquent Woman

Especially if we're giving it out as handout material? Here are some of my favorites: Give up the paper handouts. I decided it was "handouts no more" for me a couple of years ago, and find my audiences like the ease of going to a blog post, email or website with the information. Tags: slides handouts An event planner I know emailed me this week to ask about a speaker's upcoming event.

Check (out) your audience at the door: 8 reasons speakers should

The Eloquent Woman

When you're giving a speech or presentation, do you stay away from the audience before you start? While there are some situations where you must stay apart from the audience, I recommend that you consider connecting before you start to speak formally. Here are my reasons: It's a great grace note that will make you memorable: Talking to audience members in advance, or at the door, is unusual enough that you'll automatically stand out as a speaker.

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PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

Use interactivity to include your audience in the presentation. The one page handout. Oliver Adria, who blogs about presenting at ReThink Presentations , has just come out with an e-book called PresentationEssentials: 39 Ideas on Content, Design and Delivery. (I I like his categories — I use the same ones to describe the components of a presentation.). Oliver has a great sense of design; the book is beautifully designed.

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How do you convince your colleagues to present well?

PowerPoint Tips

Lisa Braithwaite has written a post, “ Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients ,&# in which she says, the following: My fellow presentation experts Olivia Mitchell , Laura Bergells , Dave Paradi , Garr Reynolds , Cliff Atkinson , Jan Schultink , Jon Thomas , Jennifer Kammeyer , Ellen Finkelstein and others have been putting out bucketloads of excellent content about how to make PowerPoint effective for audiences and why.

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Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients

Speak Schmeak

I've seen lots of good material over the past couple of years about PowerPoint slides and handouts, PowerPoint slides AS handouts, and lots of other material on effective PowerPoint. We have to brand every slide with our logo because the audience doesn't know our company very well." "We That's not an excuse.") "We have to give our slides as handouts, because the conference requires it." "We Take out hard-to-read charts and give them as handouts instead.

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Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

I'm seriously concerned about a whole generation of new presenters who have never stood in front of an audience alone without their PowerPoint partner. Learn how to be with the audience, just yourself, your content, and your connection. Learn how to educate and inform an audience without slides. Bring props and handouts. Learn how it feels to be with the audience and connect with them. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner.

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Eye can't see you

Speak Schmeak

One sign read, "Our Promise to You;" the second one was a handout with information for waiting patients; the third was titled, "Please Help Us Help You" and went on with a list of suggestions, like minimizing trips back and forth to the waiting room and having only one family member visiting at a time. The speaker hasn't taken one second to determine whether the audience can actually read the words on the slides, because he's been so concerned about making sure all the text can fit.

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Eye can't see you

Speak Schmeak

One sign read, "Our Promise to You;" the second one was a handout with information for waiting patients; the third was titled, "Please Help Us Help You" and went on with a list of suggestions, like minimizing trips back and forth to the waiting room and having only one family member visiting at a time. The speaker hasn't taken one second to determine whether the audience can actually read the words on the slides, because he's been so concerned about making sure all the text can fit.

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Are you a giver or a hoarder?

Speak Schmeak

These speakers don't fear judgment, they fear the audience itself. They fear that that audience will take their material for free and never come back. I've written before about intentionally holding back so you don't overwhelm the audience and yes, you can whet their appetite for more. It just means you try not to bombard the audience with so much information that they can't possibly retain it all. She gives away free audio, free handouts and a free teleseminar.

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9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

In order to make your presentation as effective as it can be for you and for the audience, you must speak up and let the organizer know what you need. That's all your audience wants. What I will say is that you should find out the purpose of the meeting and what your audience will be wearing, and then make sure to be dressed as well as or better than they are. Audience is casual? Audience is business casual? Remember: Without an audience, there is no speaker!

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The visual transformation of Bill Gates the presenter

Presentation Zen

Bill Gates at TED 2010 Bill improved even further this year. I love this talk by Bill Gates at TED 2010. He did a good job of only glancing at the confidence monitors ( as they are called ) and keeping his eyes on the audience. Note the time remaining (6:02) which is also visible at the back of the room for those presenters who are looking more directly at the audience. Bill's slides at TED 2010 The slides below represent over half of the slides used in Bill's talk.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

As a speaker, understanding your client's desired result will help you create a presentation that truly meets the needs of your audience and guarantees that you are focusing on the proper objectives when preparing. Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? Give yourself as much time as you need so you can give the audience your best. I have two clients who are event planners.

Hitting a brick wall with resistant clients

Speak Schmeak

I've seen lots of good material over the past couple of years about PowerPoint slides and handouts, PowerPoint slides AS handouts, and lots of other material on effective PowerPoint. We have to brand every slide with our logo because the audience doesn't know our company very well." "We That's not an excuse.") "We have to give our slides as handouts, because the conference requires it." "We Take out hard-to-read charts and give them as handouts instead.

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Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

As a speaker, understanding your client's desired result will help you create a presentation that truly meets the needs of your audience and guarantees that you are focusing on the proper objectives when preparing. Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? Give yourself as much time as you need so you can give the audience your best. I have two clients who are event planners.

Public Speaking: Speaking to Continuing Education Audiences

Great Public Speaking

Public Speaking: Speaking to Continuing Education Audiences What does a public speaker need to know about speaking to an audience of licensed professionals who are required to take continuing education units (CEUs) to fulfill their licensing renewal requirements? Not with this special audience. Be sure you relate the content and your handout materials to the type of work the participants do.

Just when you think you're prepared.

Speak Schmeak

My remote, my giant pen for the mailing list, my noisemakers, my handouts, my timer, my bags of hard candy. I hate the idea of boring the audience with yet another boring bio, formatted boringly with boring information about me they don't care about. It's been a long time since I had an outright disaster during a presentation. In fact, I don't think I've ever had one, unless I've completely blocked it out.

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

In order to make your presentation as effective as it can be for you and for the audience, you must speak up and let the organizer know what you need. That's all your audience wants. What I will say is that you should find out the purpose of the meeting and what your audience will be wearing, and then make sure to be dressed as well as or better than they are. Audience is casual? Audience is business casual? Remember: Without an audience, there is no speaker!

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