It may not be an offence punishable by imprisonment (yet!), but causing death by PowerPoint is something many might still consider a crime so, to help you avoid some of the classic presentation pitfalls, we’d like share some key ideas and our top 5 tips for presenting with slides.
At some point you may well have sat through a presentation that has felt more like an information dump than an opportunity to take away something new, interesting or useful. And at the end of it, you’re left wondering – could this have been a PDF, instead?
It’s also noticeable when a presenter is using a slide presentation as a crutch or relying on it to deflect the audience’s attention from themselves.
Lately, on a Saturday night, I’ve been thinking about diversity and dancing.
During lockdown, the Jeyaratnam-Joyners seem to have become super-fans of Strictly Come Dancing. Maybe it’s me missing wearing a suit and shiny shoes or my wife, Caroline, who’s missing dancing and live music, but we’ve become a little bit obsessed. Personally, I’m Team HRVY.
One thing we’ve found interesting, in amongst all the sequins, scoring and shimmying, is the online reaction to the various personalities on the show.
Last weekend Caroline showed me a tweet that said that the judge Motsi Mabuse was too loud. Of course, Motsi isn’t any louder than anyone else on the show (there’s a LOT of shouting, whooping and general clamour under the glitterball). Many of you will know that “too loud” is often a coded way of saying “too black.” People who experience prejudice often find that behaviours acceptable in others are turned against them as a form of aggression. You can read an interesting piece about that here.
Hypothetically – what if she was louder than everyone else? Read more