Our mission, as trainers, is to revitalise the power of spoken communication. And to recognise its ability – when done well – to achieve so much more than written communications alone:
- to attach more meaning and tone to what you say
- to connect with audiences with heart and mind (emotionally and rationally)
- to enhance your professional credibility in the eyes of your audience
And where do PowerPoint decks come in? Well, we disagree with those who say they should be scrapped. Done well they are a fantastic complement to your presentation – when the words you are verbalising are also powerfully visualised on screen. But so many people use them badly, with the words coming out of their mouth effectively competing against the words put up on the screen.
The number one tip we can give you in the planning stage is to hold off opening your PowerPoint until you are absolutely clear on what you are trying to say, the flow of your content, and the messages you want to deliver. Over many years we have designed and refined a planning template tool which enables you to get your thinking clear and clean, before moving into how to visual aids.
So if your team, or indeed your organisation is stuck in the world of presentation dread and drudgery, contact us to find out how to bring engagement (dare we say even, joy) into your communications.