Given the fact that I perform numerous speeches and am called on for an equally-numerous amount of corporate presentations, I have become somewhat of a PowerPoint Improvement Junkie. I have to say quite unabashedly that my PowerPoints whup ass; they're bold, colorful and--naturally--Surprising. They sing, shout, entertain and explain.
But they are so because of my never-ending quest to make 'em better. I've read all the books, from Seth Godin's Really Bad PowerPoint to Garr Reynolds' Presentation Zen. And last week, I added Dan Ward's "Charts Are Cheap" to my list of learning.
Dan, a military technologist who knows a thing or two about efficiency, has cobbled together an elegantly simple, yet deeply profound, primer on simplicity. While it may be a tad "too black-and-white" for this wildly-hued blogger, the points Dan makes (including the one at right) are eye-opening and easy to adopt.
I could post this via SlideShare, but you'll miss the explanatory notes that add context and depth, so in a way to share the best of it with all of you, here's the process:
3) A Filzip screen will pop up, with the PowerPoint link inside.
4) Click away, enjoy...and learn!
Much thanks, Dan!