Wednesday, October 24, 2007
This strategy will keep your information load low and drive most (if not all) of your content back to one central theme, point, lesson, etc. Both of these are necessary if you want your audience to retain and act upon your presentation.
Monday, October 22, 2007
- Grouped in teams or partners
- Audience paced, not presenter paced (turn it on and it runs)
- No to low material/props
- Includes a competitive element
- Physical movement
- Challenging, but inclusive
- 20 - 40 minutes in length
- Simple and clear instructions
- Full use of already existing resources in training room/building/campus
- Safe and friendly
- Appropriate music prepared
Print this list. Cross-reference it with your existing material and use it as a checklist during your next workshop or training session planning time.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
1. You are more interested in the audience receiving a ton of information. You believe the value of a training program is based on the amount of content given. Your trainings involve a ton of "sitting and getting." You speak and the audience listens (or tries to.) Not much interaction, not much audience participation and not much of anything other than you talking.
2. You are more interested in the audience receiving a ton of understanding. You believe the value of a training program is based on the connectiveness of the content given. Your trainings are interactive, discussion-based and both mentally and physically engaging.
Path one is very presenter-focused. Listen to me. Here is what I know.
Path two is very audience-focused. Let's work on this together. I want you to experience the learning, not just hear the learning points.
Pick your path. Choose wisely. Let's hope for your sake and your next audience's sake that you choose number two.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Following these 10 points won't make your Power Points remarkable, but they will keep them from being horrible...
- No bullet points
- No shadowed text
- No clip art
- No red backgrounds
- No text larger than 64 font
- No text smaller than 24 font
- No slide transitions
- No reading of the slide content
- No more than 15 slides... ever
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Remove the Energy Gaps!
What does this mean? This means you need to...
1. Get the audience members sitting as close to each other as possible.
2. Remove the space between you and the audience.
3. Get everyone's physical direction and mental direction turned towards you.
Do these three simple things and your programs will seem more powerful because they will be more powerful!