PowerPoint Tip: The audience wants the conclusion

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In my survey this fall of what annoys audiences about bad PowerPoint presentations, the clear message you sent was that too many presentations suffer from information overload. It is likely that you have done a lot of analysis and many calculations in order to come up with the conclusions that you want to present. What your audience needs to hear is the conclusion you reached. Only include those few details that, if changed, would significantly impact the conclusion.

2011 Annoying PowerPoint Survey results have been released!

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The results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey for 2011 have been released! Dave mentions three recurring themes in the comments to the survey: 1. Dave's conclusion from the survey? Things are generally the same as in the past: Audiences find speakers who read the slides to them to be the most annoying aspect of PowerPoint presentations. Presenters attempting to cram too much information in to the presentation 2.

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Full Results of the Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

As I analyzed the responses and comments in the survey of “What annoys you about bad PowerPoint presentations?”, This has been in top spot for all five of the surveys I have done going back to 2003. Moving up one spot from the last survey, the second most annoying thing is the presenter filling the slides with full sentences of information instead of summarizing the key messages in bullet points. In the survey, I also ask how many presentations people see on a weekly basis.

Survey Reveals What Annoys Audiences About PowerPoint® Presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Here is the press release that will be going out that summarizes the results from the recent survey. This is the conclusion of the recent survey of over 600 audience members by author and consultant Dave Paradi. Almost three-quarters of the respondents to the fifth biennial survey cited reading the slides as one of the top three choices from a list of twelve annoyances. More detailed results and analysis will be available next week.

2011 Annoying PowerPoint Survey results have been released!

Speak Schmeak

The results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey for 2011 have been released! Dave mentions three recurring themes in the comments to the survey: 1. Dave's conclusion from the survey? Things are generally the same as in the past: Audiences find speakers who read the slides to them to be the most annoying aspect of PowerPoint presentations. Presenters attempting to cram too much information in to the presentation 2.

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Results of the Fourth Annoying PowerPoint Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The message from my biennial survey of what annoys audiences about bad PowerPoint presentations is that audiences are fed up with the overload of text on slides and how that text causes presenters to read the slides to them. A total of 548 people responded to the survey over a six week period. In the survey, I list twelve annoyances and ask people to select the top three. It has topped the survey every time I have done it.

PowerPoint Tip: Text Heavy Slides Annoy Audiences Survey Says

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In the third Annoying PowerPoint Survey that wrapped up a week ago, the major conclusion is that we are suffering through an epidemic of overloaded text slides - and we are not happy about it. The survey results point to the need for presenters to increase the use of relevant visuals to replace text and allow more of a conversation with the audience instead of a recitation of the slide text.

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Market Research: Everything You Need to Know as a Business Leader

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Surveys. Draw conclusions and pinpoint potential market opportunities. Surveys. Market research surveys are a fast, cost-effective way of getting new insights by asking respondents to choose among several pre-written answers. NPS surveys ).

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

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Companies like Microsoft, LinkedIn, Fast Company and other have conducted surveys in which they asked heads of companies and organizations the question: What are the skills you look for in potential future leaders of your company or organization? There are many online survey tools.

2020 191

Micromanagement: Signals to Avoid It and Become a Better Leader

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In fact, according to a LinkedIn survey , employees named “micromanagement” as second among the most annoying qualities of a boss. A workplace survey mentioned in the book My Way or The Highway indicates that: A third of employees changed jobs because they were being micromanaged.

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Three ways you should never start your presentation

Speak Schmeak

It''s trite, and the only study to ever come up with this conclusion was a survey posted in the Sunday Times of London, in a tiny blurb with no citation, in 1973. Not only should you never START your presentation with any of these statements, you should never END with them or include them ANYWHERE in your presentation. Ready? People fear public speaking more than they fear death.

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The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

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For the Workers: According to a recent survey by Buffer , 92% of remote workers state they want to continue on their current path. The same survey from Buffer also states that 91% of employers who are currently supporting remote work plan to continue and/or expand their support in the future. According to the Buffer survey, these are the struggles that remote workers often face: Source: Recode. Conclusions. The face of the modern workplace is changing.

Marketing Plan Development: The Start to Finish Guide For Executives

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According to the latest Content Marketing Institute survey , 69% of B2B marketers seeing the most success have documented content marketing strategies versus 16% of businesses that are least successful with their marketing. When should you start thinking about your next marketing plan?

The Executive’s Guide to Digital Transformation

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Conclusions. Additionally: According to a recent industry survey by Progress , 85% of decision makers feel that if they do not progress with a digital transformation within the next 24 months, they will massively fall behind their competition. Per McKinsey , only 16% of survey organizations indicated that their projects resulted in improved performance, and allowed them to sustain those changes in the long term. Conclusions.

Cohabitation

The Communication Blog

More than 50% of marriages will be preceded by cohabitation and approximately 2/3rds of the respondents in a survey conducted in 2001 said that cohabitating was a good way to avoid divorce.

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A Manager’s Guide to Interpersonal Communication

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When surveyed , managers ranked good interpersonal skills at 4.37 So, intrapersonal communication skills are the skills that we use internally to analyze ideas, formulate conclusions, engage in internal dialogue. People are promoted to management positions for a variety of reasons.

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A Quick Guide to Buyer Personas

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The only ever-so-slight difference between a user/buyer persona and marketing persona is that the former tend to be created based on existing customer data, gathered from interviews and surveys with existing customers and so on. Personalization.

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Eric Mazur: confessions of a converted lecturer

Presentation Zen

Others later supported the seemingly commonsensical idea that student engagement worked, such as Richard Hake in his 1998 report entitled Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. In this presentation below from 2009 entitled "Confessions of a Converted Lecturer," Mazur explains how he came to the conclusion that "It was my teaching that caused students to fail!"

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Presentation Tip: Eliminate 75% of the numbers

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Information overload is the single biggest issue in presentations today according to audience members I have surveyed. And that is where we end up including more numbers than are needed to communicate the conclusion of our analysis. Typically, analysis includes comparing current results to some standard in order to arrive at a conclusion about the performance of a product, group, or territory.

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

Speaking about Presenting

I explore this issue fully here: Presentation Structure: Why it’s Smarter to put your Conclusion in your Opening. You can also do your audience analysis online – through survey software, email, Twitter or your blog if you have one. Presentation structure: Why it’s smarter to put your conclusion in your opening. Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

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What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

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There are many ways to practice “customer listening”: Conduct regular surveys to collect product feedback. Conclusions. Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long.

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

Speaking about Presenting

I explore this issue fully here: Presentation Structure: Why it’s Smarter to put your Conclusion in your Opening. You can also do your audience analysis online – through survey software, email, Twitter or your blog if you have one. Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

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How to Start Digitizing Your Supply Chain Management

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According to a PwC industry study , 72% of surveyed businesses have already begun the digital transformation of supply chain and expect to finish the digitization process by 2021. Conclusions. New technological innovations are disrupting every major business sector, and every business process out there. Supply chain management is no exception.

2019 57

How to be an Outstanding Communicator

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——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. Modern neuroscience has demonstrated conclusively that we feel our way into decisions. Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking.

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

Speaking about Presenting

I explore this issue fully here: Presentation Structure: Why it’s Smarter to put your Conclusion in your Opening. You can also do your audience analysis online – through survey software, email, Twitter or your blog if you have one. Last week I delivered a webinar “How to plan an Audience-friendly Presentation&# as part of Ellen Finkelstein’s Outstanding Presentations Workshop.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Viable Go to Market Strategy

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Audience research may take time as you’ll need to schedule interviews, and perhaps run several surveys with focus groups, but in the long run, this effort pays off – 71% of businesses who exceed their revenue and lead gen goals have documented customer personas. [ Conclusion. The ultimate goal of any business is to grow and scale over time. Conquering a single market or customer segment is never enough – there’s always room for expanding further.

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Managing Mental Illness - The Catch-22

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As a recent survey found, 36% of law firms don't offer the same mental health assistance programs to the nonlawyers as they do the lawyers.  So, the conclusion could be: Hey, keep the hell away from all kinds of treatment. Read the anonymous postings on Glassdoor by staff at law firms and the usual is: We are treated as less-than.

2019 40

Public Speaking: Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to Senior Management

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Open with your conclusions. Memorize your opening, key points, and conclusion. Present your conclusion: What is your central theme, objective, or the big idea of your report? Our conclusion is that diversity training would be an exceptionally good investment. All 27 members of the cross-functional team agreed with this conclusion. Conclusion: “On behalf of the 27-member committee, thank you for this opportunity.

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An Executive Guide to Management Consulting

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BTG recently surveyed organization leaders and established that the following skills and consulting project types are most frequently commissioned: 61% strategy consulting services that includes marketing and sales strategy , growth strategy, product strategy and opportunity assessment. Or, perhaps the director of HR must conduct employee satisfaction surveys, analyze the results, and then report those to department heads. Conclusions. Management consulting.

Proofread your slides - please!

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

At a recent presentation, the speaker showed a slide with a table of results from three questions of a survey that had been conducted. Make sure that when you are presenting data, you have checked it and that you are comfortable with the conclusions it presents. The first question asked how strongly the participants agreed that one method was better. The results showed strong agreement that this method was effective.

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How to be an Outstanding Communicator

Manner of Speaking

——— The message from recruitment agencies, employer surveys and the like is familiar, loud and clear: you must be an outstanding communicator if you want to get to the top of your profession. Modern neuroscience has demonstrated conclusively that we feel our way into decisions. Today’s post is from Martin Shovel. Martin is a writer, speechwriter, cartoonist and communications expert with a special interest in new media and social networking.

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Communication Congruence – How to Organize Your Ideas to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

It is the Introduction, the Body and Conclusion. In this instance, it is imperative that we start with the conclusion first. There is no fixed way, however, it is important to stay anchored by working on the conclusion first. Now that you’ve got your direction and focus, it’s time to mould your points in a manner that supports your conclusion. The basic structure of a presentation is in three parts: Opening, Body, Conclusion.

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Using Word Clouds to Increase Audience Engagement in Presentations

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It’s also an attractive design method for relaying responses to multi-answer questions (survey responses) or draw “portraits” in words to illustrate a concept. Conclusions. Did you know that our eyes are the most powerful medium for processing information? We need far less time to extract meaning from an image, than from a piece of text. Arguably, that’s the main reason why everyone loves a good PowerPoint presentation.

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How to Use PowerPoint to Spruce Up Your Content Marketing Campaigns

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Widen your content repertoire (image, infographic, video, animation, survey, games, interactive article, etc) and shift gears between formats. Conclusion. PowerPoint not only rules the presentation industry, it also helps make content marketing much easier. For one thing, a lot more people — hundreds of millions at least — know how to use PowerPoint better than other visualization tools like Photoshop, After Effects or JavaScript.

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How to use video to study body language, verbal and non-verbal communication

Max Atkinson

There’s also a much shorter version that has to do with the way conversation analysis offered a viable alternative for any researcher with doubts about sociology’s heavy reliance on surveys and official statistics, psychology’s equally heavy reliance on artificially contrived experiments and linguistics’s use of invented examples, and/or denying that there’s any point at all in looking at how language actually works (e.g.

Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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Radical Scholarship Blog by Paul Thomas Posted on September 16, 2013 by plthomasedd When faced with the many competing narratives of the religions of the world, comparative myth/religion scholar Joseph Campbell explained to Bill Moyers that Campbell did not reject religion, as some scholars have, but instead reached this conclusion: Every religion is true one way or another. Only 18 percent of the Philadelphians surveyed said the schools are doing a good or excellent job.

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How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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Twitter for Business Getting Started on Twitter Professional Guides MICROSHARING eBooks Twitter Survey: Form-DMs Enterprise Microsharing Reading List PRESS Media Kits Who is @pistachio? However, a survey of leadership conferences from Weber Shandwick shows that there is a significant increase in blogging and twittering at conferences. Pistachio Micro sharing. Macro results. HOME TOUCHBASE BLOG Your Suggestions? SERVICES Market Engagement Enterprise 2.0

Guest Speaker Advice from Students

Executive Speech Coach

We prefer stories - Try to make it sound like you are not teaching but telling us a story Give examples that apply to our lifestyle so that we can relate Show videos, give us handouts, survey us with a show of hands … engage us Bring you’re A game!!! Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.