Handouts for data-heavy presentations

PowerPoint Tips

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. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2013, choose File, Export, Create Handouts and click the Create Handouts button.

Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings

PowerPoint Tips

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. Usually when you create handouts in Word, you pair the slides with the notes, which are either below or next to the slides. In 2010, choose File, Save & Send, Create Handouts.

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Presentation Handouts: Are They Useful for Your Audience?

Professionally Speaking...

Most presenters at most presentations give handouts to the audience. And the presentation handout was born. Now I'm not suggesting that every handout is a useless piece of stuff. But I am suggesting that, somewhere along the way, we've lost our common sense about when a handout is helpful and what makes it helpful. Before you fall into these habits, ask yourself whether the audience even needs a handout. So do handouts have any value?

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts

Speaking about Presenting

Your presentation handout is the lasting concrete manifestation of your presentation. Here are the benefits of having handouts: Benefits for the presenter. Tips for Presentation Handouts. Prepare your handouts in plenty of time. Don’t leave it till the last moment to create your handout. Handouts are much too important to be relegated to an afterthought. You’ll have an effective handout. Ensure your handout reflects your presentation.

Slide Handouts - a quick guide

Dahle Communication

I have always felt that slide presentation handouts were a bad idea. 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. Your intentions might be good, but as the saying goes, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." " The idea is a good one: you want your audience to follow along.

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 a PowerPoint handout from selected slides

PowerPoint Tips

A subscriber ask me how she could create a printed handout that contains only some of the slides in the presentation. She wanted to create a handout with 3 slides per page. Here are the steps: For PowerPoint 2010. Click the down arrow and choose 3 Slides, under Handouts. Under the Print What label, choose Handouts from the drop-down list. In the Handouts section, next to the Slides Per Page label, choose the number of slides that you want, in this case, 3.

Public Speaking - Handouts

Great Public Speaking

Handouts are multipurpose tools that enhance most presentations. I provide handouts for virtually every presentation I do. 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. I always try to put something fun in the handout. This virtually insured that the handout would not be thrown away.

The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

And don’t forget to apply the same design principles to your handout (toss the stapled photocopy). Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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18 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

This is better than printing out your slides in the Handout option because the slide number is shown next to each slide. I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Before doing my own webinar I attended webinars by webinar experts Ken Molay and Roger Courville. In particular I wanted to get to grips with the difference between a face to face presentation and a webinar.

Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

If you’ve mindmapped six benefits for your solution, choose the three strongest benefits and delete the rest (or put them in a handout ). In the past month I’ve sat through three presentations by professional speakers. They were all planned by mindmapping. None of these presentations reached their potential. Here are the flaws the presentations suffered from: They had no unifying theme. They jumped around from one subtopic to another. They covered a lot of issues.

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Mindmapping your Presentation: Are you Making this Mistake?

Speaking about Presenting

If you’ve mindmapped six benefits for your solution, choose the three strongest benefits and delete the rest (or put them in a handout ). In the past month I’ve sat through three presentations by professional speakers. They were all planned by mindmapping. None of these presentations reached their potential. Here are the flaws the presentations suffered from: They had no unifying theme. They jumped around from one subtopic to another. They covered a lot of issues.

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The flipped presentation

PowerPoint Tips

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 how can you give out detailed handouts without putting them all on the slides? In 2010 and 2013, under Settings, click the down arrow to the right of Full Page Slides and choose Notes Pages. Those are your handouts.

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How to simplify your presentation without dumbing it down

Speaking about Presenting

Put these into a handout. 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. In this post I want to show you the difference between dumbing down and true simplicity – and how you can achieve true simplicity in your presentation. What is simplicity.

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How to fight the urge to overload your audience

Speaking about Presenting

Traditionally, we did this with handouts, but now you can: Develop a website (or part of your existing website) to support your presentations with lots of additional resources. Do you try and cram too much into your presentation?

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16 Tips on How To Conduct an Engaging Webinar

Speaking about Presenting

This is better than printing out your slides in the Handout option because the slide number is shown next to each slide. I’ve just completed my first large webinar as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop Webinar Series. Before doing my own webinar I attended webinars by webinar experts Ken Molay and Roger Courville. In particular I wanted to get to grips with the difference between a face to face presentation and a webinar.

Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

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. It is from a comedy skit delivered by Don McMillan. An engineer with a Master’s Degree from Stanford University, Don traded in the corporate world to become a successful stand-up comedian. He specializes in poking fun at the corporate world that he left behind.

The 7 Triggers that will Fascinate your Audience

Speaking about Presenting

And don’t forget to apply the same design principles to your handout (toss the stapled photocopy). Sally Hogshead has written Fascinate – a book exploring the seven triggers that fascinate people. In this post, I explore how the triggers can be used when you’re presenting. These triggers have tremendous power and executed skilfully will compel your audience to listen to you.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

Handouts related to the presentation. As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. 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. A separate list would be needed for things to remember about the speech or presentation itself.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. How do we link the plan to handouts? The handout doesn’t need every element of the planner (eg: Set the Scene). However, the structure you used for your presentation should be mirrored in the handout so that your audience can easily relate the two together.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist (Addendum)

Manner of Speaking

An electronic copy of your presentation or handouts on your email. The response to my recent post, A Public Speaker’s Checklist , has been great. Comments have been pouring in on Twitter , LinkedIn , email and this blog. People have been offering some great suggestions for additional things that public speakers need to remember.

How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts. Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people. stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience.

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How to stop worrying about forgetting what you want to say

Speaking about Presenting

Have a handout. You can let go of worrying about missing something out by having a handout or website to refer people to. Do you have a fear of missing out something critical from your presentation? This concern can sabotage your presentation in three ways: To alleviate your concern you put everything you want to say on your slides. You write a script and read from it. You spend the whole presentation worrying instead of connecting with your audience.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. How do we link the plan to handouts? The handout doesn’t need every element of the planner (eg: Set the Scene). However, the structure you used for your presentation should be mirrored in the handout so that your audience can easily relate the two together.

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How to Look Authoritative when you Feel Anything But

Speaking about Presenting

13 Best Practice Tips for Effective Presentation Handouts. Having to deliver a presentation to people who are older than you, more important than you, or more expert than you, can make you doubt yourself. To look more credible and authoritative do the opposite of what a person lacking in confidence would do. Typically, they would: compare themselves unfavorably to other people. be shy about meeting people. stand behind a lectern or as far away as they can from the audience.

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How to become a good speaker

PowerPoint Tips

Have a handout in case nothing works! Part of presenting is delivering your talk; this is called speaking. Many presenters write great content, design excellent slides, but don’t speak well. As a result, they don’t get the results they want. They don’t sell their product or service, they don’t get approval for their project, and they are seen as ineffective. On the other hand, I’ve seen presenters with good content and delivery, but awful slides do quite well.

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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. Do you gives sales presentations? Perhaps you travel to prospective clients ‘ offices and pitch a product or service. You may give webinars online to sell your wares.

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PowerPoint 2007 tutorials help you make the most of the features

PowerPoint Tips

Preparing Presentation Handouts (Intermediate). Danny Rocks offers a 2-CD set called, “ 50 Best PowerPoint 2007 Tips, Tricks & Techniques. &# If you know something about PowerPoint but want to make better use of the features, I recommend this series. The 2 CDs contain 41 lessons organized into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Each lesson is a professionally-produced video in which Danny verbally explains the feature while showing you how to use it.

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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.

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

Speaking about Presenting

The handout for the webinar is my Presentation Guide: How to Make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. How do we link the plan to handouts? The handout doesn’t need every element of the planner (eg: Set the Scene). However, the structure you used for your presentation should be mirrored in the handout so that your audience can easily relate the two together.

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PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide Rev 11

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

I've updated the PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques Resource Guide listing to include several new books, blogs, web sites and article links that I've come across or that have been submitted to me. The Resource Guide is now in its 11th version. You can download and share the Guide - Download PPT-PowerfulPresentationTechniquesResourceGuideRev11. If you have additions or changes that should be made to the listing, please send me an e-mail. .

PresentationEssentials-New E-book by Oliver Adria

PowerPoint Tips

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. But more important, he has written and collected short essays on how to create presentations that really work.

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An essential skill: slide layout

PowerPoint Tips

Even more, you can download the script from the video, a PDF of the slides, and several more handouts that will help you lay out slides. If you want your slides to be clear and professional-looking — and of course you do — you need to know how to lay out the elements on your slides. But many people have difficulty doing this if they don’t have any design training.

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Recording available for the training webinar: Animation and Video in PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques

PowerPoint Tips

It was jam packed with 10 techniques and attendees also got a 14-page handout with detailed instructions and the presentation itself, containing all the techniques! If you missed it, we had a great webinar last week on Animation and Video in PowerPoint—Advanced Techniques. You can now purchase the recording for $24.95, or buy all 5 webinars for the price of 4 for only $98.

How do you convince your colleagues to present well?

PowerPoint Tips

I have a handout (registration required) of a talk I give, “How to Use PowerPoint for Best Educational Results ,&# that lists some of the academic research and I’ve discussed research here and here.

2010 109

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. 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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20% off all coaching services in October!

Speak Schmeak

It's my gift to you for supporting me over the past five years by reading my blog, downloading my handouts, following and retweeting me on Twitter, friending me on Facebook and, of course, hiring me to help you become more effective speakers! Is T alktoberfest too corny of a name for a promotion to celebrate my fifth year in business ? I thought so. Regardless of how you feel about the name, you are invited to book any of my coaching services in October ( see this page ) at a 20% discount!

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Bring props and handouts. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails? If not, you are too dependent on PowerPoint !

2010 149

Are you a giver or a hoarder?

Speak Schmeak

She gives away free audio, free handouts and a free teleseminar. They trust their audience to know when they need more than a handout or blog post, but don't try to hold back information that could be helpful while the prospect is still unsure of the need to hire someone. Some speakers hold themselves back out of fear and self-limiting beliefs. They never get out there because they don't want to be judged, fear not being good enough, have unrealistic expectations and so forth.

2010 142

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

Speak Schmeak

Are you giving handouts with misspellings or poor grammar? You may not be a professional speaker, but there's no reason not to act like one. If you want to get speaking engagements to promote your business, for example, you are more likely to be invited if you have a professional presence. Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place.

2010 150

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. Bill's slides at TED 2010 The slides below represent over half of the slides used in Bill's talk. Detailed tables and charts would be better understood as handouts. Many years ago I began pointing to the presentation style of Steve Jobs as a good example of how to present with visuals on a large stage.

Five things speakers can learn from event planners

Speak Schmeak

Have you checked to make sure you have extra batteries , an extension cord, enough handouts, a backup copy of your PowerPoint, and a timer? I have two clients who are event planners. They create amazing social and corporate events as well as weddings that would charm your socks off. If you've ever been to a conference, a wedding, a large fundraiser, a political rally, or a memorial service, chances are an event planner was involved.

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. 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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