10 Subtle Signs of “Death by PowerPoint”

Apr 18th, 2022 / Presentations
Death by PowerPoint makes our audience scroll through their phone or lose interest. Important information sits on the slide, gathering dust. We’re all familiar with the obvious signs of Death by PowerPoint: Text-wall slides with bullet points for daaaays. Using filler words (um, like, so). Multiple graphs smushed on one slide with tiny text. Tiny, grainy images with cheesy stock photography models. But are you familiar with the subtle signs of Death by PowerPoint?
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How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint by Differentiating Between Slidedocs and Slidedecks

Apr 4th, 2022 / Presentations
You’ll learn how to differentiate slidedecks and slidedocs when using software like PowerPoint or Google Slides. Slidedecks are presentation slides that accompany the speaker, and they’ll generally have as little text as possible and plenty of high-quality images. Slidedocs are standalone documents that just happen to be made in PowerPoint instead of Word. Since they’re meant to be reports, they’ll need more full sentences.
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A Trick, a Tip and a Thing to Try in Your Next Presentation

Oct 26th, 2021 / Presentations
Depict Data Studio full courses always end with a graduation ceremony where students share the progress they’ve made in the course. I’m always amazed by the transformations that take place and I can’t help but want to share their wonderful work! In this blog post you’ll learn from Elizabeth Dove, a professor at the University of Montana who teaches art and design. She’s sharing a tip, a trick and a new technique to try.
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Creating a Powerful Presentation: 3 Easy Changes to Revamp your PowerPoint

Oct 19th, 2021 / Presentations
Depict Data Studio full courses always end with a graduation ceremony where students share the progress they’ve made in the course. I’m always amazed by the transformations that take place and I can’t help but want to share their wonderful work! Today you’ll learn from Kelsey Watterson, an evaluator at the Centerstone Research Institute. Thanks for sharing Kelsey!
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How to Engage Your Audience with “Choose Your Own Adventure” Presentations

May 11th, 2021 / Presentations
Ready for an advanced presentation technique? Want to make sure your audience is engaged? No, those 10-minute Q&As at the end of a presentation don’t count as adequate engagement. Let’s notch up our engagement! In this blog post, you’ll learn about the “Choose Your Own Adventure” method for engaging our audiences during presentations. You’ll see a brief demo of the Choose Your Own Adventure method, a behind-the-scenes tour of my slides and a discussion of the caveats so you can decide when to use this method.
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