Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I recently wrapped up my latest survey of audience members on what annoys them about PowerPoint presentations. The first key insight from the survey is that presentations are becoming a more common form of communication. In the survey, 25.5%

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The Presentation Industry Salary Survey Needs You!

Presentation Guru

The Presentation Guild’s annual Industry Salary Survey is now open and are welcoming responses from all over the globe. The Presentation Guild is working hard to advance the role of presentation professionals and promote the industry.

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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.

Why you present

PowerPoint Tips

I did a survey of my subscribers, asking them 3 questions. I asked people to do the survey so I could know what type of content I can provide that will best help presenters. If you haven’t completed the survey, please do so here.

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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?

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No-Tech Survey Monkey - Unitarian Minister Matt Alspaugh Measures Happiness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Matt Alspaugh did a no-tech version of Survey Monkey. The surprise was this: The Happiness Index at the First Unitarian Universalist Church , based in Youngstown, Ohio was 7+ on a scale of 10 (the latter was the highest.).

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Survey Results: Are you Happy with your Fees?

Speaker Launcher

Well, the survey’s are in and here’s the overall result: People are not happy with their fees! Only 18% of those surveyed reported getting their full fee most of the time. The post Survey Results: Are you Happy with your Fees?

New survey: How people are using Twitter at conferences

Speaking about Presenting

The paper reports on a survey of tweeters at five different conferences. The methodology of the survey seems a little light. Only 41 people responded to the survey (the url for the survey was circulated using twitter and the conference hashtag).

The Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report

Presentation Guru

Their aim is to provide a forum where you ‘strengthen your support networks, stoke your creative passion and cultivate skills which can further your career’ Rather helpfully they’ve just published their first Presentation Guild Benchmark Salary Survey Report.…

Presenters: Have you ever had any presentation skills training?

PowerPoint Tips

Here are two steps: Go to [link] and complete the short survey. Ask your colleagues to complete the survey. Surveys presentation skills survey trainingA great discussion is going on in the LinkedIn group, “Great Communicators! Effective Presenting and PowerPoint&# about what percentage of presenters have had presentation skills training. We’ve had guestimates from 1% to 75%!

Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2000 or earlier. 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac). 2008 (Mac). 2) Which books would help you most with presentations? Advanced PowerPoint techniques. 53.4%. Effective presentation skills. 34.1%. Design principles for non-designers. 54.5%. Other suggestions: Presenting boring information in an exciting way. Design principles.

Which resources will help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Please complete this online survey to help me create resources that will best meet your needs. Every completed survey helps me assess what you want, and it should take you only 3 minutes. Here’s the link to the survey: [link]. Tags: Surveys Thanks in advance!

PowerPoint survey

Speak Schmeak

Dave Paradi is doing a survey on what audience members find annoying about PowerPoint presentations. If you'd like to put in your 2 cents, get on over there and participate! And while you're there, read his post on how we can learn valuable lessons from how cavemen communicated with stories and pictures.

Subscriber Survey Results

Humor Power

If were too busy to take the survey, you can do it now if you would like to. Click here to go to the survey. Here is a summary of the survey results. Percent of subscribers completing the survey: Current subscribers 8% (of those who “opened” the newsletter). A special Thank You to everyone who participated in our survey. If you have NOT participated in the survey and would like to do it now click here.

Help me by complete a LinkedIn poll/survey

PowerPoint Tips

Click here to access the poll/survey. Tags: Surveys LinkedIn poll survey I want to start a LinkedIn group where people can get together and talk about best practices in presentations. What makes a good presentation? How can you solve a presentation problem that’s been bothering you? What presentation techniques increase sales or engage an audience? But I can’t think of the right name.

Find out about presenters’ struggles with presenting

PowerPoint Tips

Jim Endicott of Distinction Communications does a survey each year that is widely followed. Last year’s survey showed the following: • 54.4% Take the 2010 survey. Surveysof those presenting high stakes messages practice an hour or more. • 41.6% of presenters are frustrated with all aspects of creating & delivering. • 63.3% think their managers model good presentation skills. • 60% believe their presentations are pretty lame. • 69.2%

Annoying PowerPoint survey

Speak Schmeak

Following up on this post , I've just been reading the results of Dave Paradi's Annoying PowerPoint Survey. I'm not at all surprised by the results.

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Keep Your Audience Hooked

Presentation Guru

In fact, a recent Harris Poll survey discovered that half of respondents do something other than listen during a presentation. There’s nothing worse than realising mid-presentation that your audience is asleep.

How Is Your Business Doing? Take the Mid-Year Review Survey & Charge Ahead in the Second Half of 2016

Speaker Launcher

Take the Mid-Year Review Survey & Charge Ahead in the Second Half of 2016 appeared first on Jane Atkinson. To improve your speaking business, it’s important that you take the time to reflect and assess your progress, then make goals that will push you ahead. A common time to do this is January 1st when we reflect on the past year and make resolutions that will help us achieve more in the year ahead. […]. The post How Is Your Business Doing?

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?

Surveys: Smart tactic for 2013

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's because of its surveys conducted by its Polling Institute.    The aura created by those heavily cited surveys extends to that whole institution of higher education. So, it probably has occurred to you to do your own survey

How to Open Your Presentation with Attention Grabbing Pizzazz and.

Executive Speech Coach

24 - Registration Closed If you listened to this free audio class - please complete the survey Click here to take survey ATTENTION: Imagine your audience snapping to attention during the opening of your presentation. 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.

One-word program evaluations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He notes that while doing an extensive survey might be nice, it would consume a disproportionate amount of time in short programs.

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89% of employers want colleges to place more emphasis on communication

PowerPoint Tips

In a survey of over 300 businesses, 89% of employers stated that they want colleges to place more emphasis on oral and written communication. Tags: Delivery Surveys career colleges communication That was a higher percentage than any other skill, knowledge, or ability. This comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities ‘ LEAP initiative. You can find the PDF of the results here. Why are oral and written communication so important?

Why do you change for the better?

PowerPoint Tips

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Please complete the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint Survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Recently I launched my biennial survey of audience members and what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. This is the sixth survey, and the results are reported in newspapers, articles, and used by book authors to help presenters understand what to avoid in PowerPoint presentations. Click here to take the short survey (it will take less than two minutes to complete). The survey will be open until September 19, but click here now to complete the survey today.

What’s your worst experience watching or delivering a PowerPoint presentation?

PowerPoint Tips

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Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to the Authors Guild survey, reports Yahoo , the average annual income for a full-timer is $17,500. Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

The annual speechwriting salary survey

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ve been conducting salary surveys (for both staff speechwriters and freelance speechwriters) since 1992, and I have good information from all sectors. Do you ever wonder how much other speechwriters make? Do you ever suspect you could be earning more? . Find out in the 2011 Master Class in Speechwriting, Mon-Tues, October 3-4, Philadelphia. .

Dilbert illustrates Annoying PowerPoint survey results

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Check out today's Dilbert comic by Scott Adams: I think it is a perfect illustration of the latest Annoying PowerPoint Survey that found, once again, that reading your slides to the audience is the most annoying thing you can do as a presenter using PowerPoint. Full survey results are here

PowerPoint slide design survey

Executive Speech Coach

What would you like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009? Hurray to Oivia Mitchell, presentation trainer and blogger from Wellington, New Zealand for posing the above question and collecting responses from 40 experts. Of course there are some disagreements and some common issues. Here is a list of all the blog posts in reply to this question. Here are the email replies received. Hightlights of the blog posts. Read my reply on this blog.

Indie Publishing Pot of Gold for Some, Work in Progress for Many

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

She recently surveyed self-published authors and has post the extensive results of the survey on her blog. Survey responses from nearly 2,000 indie authors, half of them entirely indie published, give insight into the industry and advice on how indie authors can make a better success of their business. The survey was live from Oct. Marie Force is a New York Times best selling contemporary romance author.

Public Speakers: Be like Edelman, do a survey, talk about implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surveys, even the mundane ones, get our attention.   Some of us posit that part of public relations firm Edelman's success is rooted in its elaborate annual trust survey. "   Here are the highlights from the SGP survey

PowerPoint Slide Makeover - Showing Survey Results

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

When someone showed a way to make survey statistics more visual, they made a few key errors. This makeover shows the correct visual for survey results so the audience understands them and trusts them.

Calling all presentation consultants – survey now open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

To support the information at the workshop, I am conducting an anonymous survey of presentation consulting businesses. If you own or run a presentation consulting business, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The survey asks questions about your business and your results so that we can get a true picture of what this industry really looks like. The survey will close on June 30th and I will then start the analysis over the summer.

Survey: What Annoys You About Bad PowerPoint Presentations?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

At the end of this week I'll be wrapping up my survey of audience members on what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations. I conduct this survey every two years and the results get published in my own newsletter, other people’s newsletters and in books by different authors. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey and everyone who delivers PowerPoint presentations will appreciate knowing your opinion.

The Results are In: How Most Speakers Are Getting Business

Speaker Launcher

To find out, we sent out a survey to our community of speakers to see exactly where you are getting business. I was curious whether or not all of the new platforms promising “lots of engagements” for speakers were resulting in speakers getting business. Thanks to all of you who participated, because it told us what […]. The post The Results are In: How Most Speakers Are Getting Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A survey by the Hay Group revealed that 80 percent of employers are struggling to find graduates with the soft skills they […]. It’s universally acknowledged that employers seek applicants with strong speaking and writing abilities.

Annoying PowerPoint Survey Now Open

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Every two years I repeat my survey on what audience members findanoying about bad PowerPoint presentations. This month the 2007version of the survey is taking place. It only takes two minutes tofill out and the results will be first announced at the ThinkOutside The Slide workshop in Seattle. The benefit of participatingis that you will help all of us avoid making key mistakes in thefuture. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the shortsurvey at: [link

Retirement: Not even on radar screen for 6 out of 10 of us (Source: Pew Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a recent Pew Survey, reports Bloomberg Business Week , 6 out of 10 Baby Boomers between ages 50 and 61 sense that they will not be able to retire any time soon.  Will retirement go the way of the landline phone?    Could be.

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