Microsoft estimate that over 30 million Powerpoint presentations are delivered every single day, so whether you work at a fledgling start-up, a growing SME, or a sprawling multi-national, there is a good chance that you have delivered a presentation within the last 6 months, or are planning one for the near future.
You may be in Sales role, pitching to influence a potential new client, a team leader hoping to enthuse your department, a training manager tasked with educating the entire workforce, or an executive looking to persuade the Board to capital spend.
Take two minutes to think about the last presentation that you delivered; how did it go?, was it a roaring success?, were you confident?, how did your audience reflect on the occasion?
Within minutes of wrapping up your 'Summary' slide, your audience will have walked away from that presentation with some kind of feeling, did they leave:
A) Feeling inspired?, engaged?, enthused?, educated?, or
B) Feeling bored?, confused?, weary?, tired?, or simply just 'meh'?
There are many different factors that will determine the reflections of your audience; the venue, your delivery, the quality of hilarious anecdotal quips, the quality of biscuits on offer etc., but the one thing that will hijack the attention of your audience from the very first minute, is the quality of your slides.
Like a pair of shoes on a first date, your slides tell your audience everything that they need to know about the amount of effort that you have put in to the occasion, and if you're serious about shooting for an 'A', your presentation should be as polished as a pair of old brogues.
If you subscribe to the adage that "we eat with our eyes", then an enticing, creative and engaging presentation can leave your audience satisfied and hungry for more. Conversely, a bland, flat alternative can leave them starving, haggard and day dreaming about what to have for dinner.
Elevate Presentation Design exists exclusively to rid the world of crimes against Powerpoint, to craft presentations that give you the confidence to know that your audience will stick with you to the very end, by translating your thoughts, vision and ideas to a visual representation that clearly communicates your message.
"Like a pair of shoes on a first date, your slides tell your audience everything that they need to know about the amount of effort that you have put in to the occasion, and if you're serious about shooting for an 'A', your presentation should be as polished as a pair of old brogues."