Presentation Design Truths Exposed!
- Techniques That Captivate The Hearts And Minds Of Your Audience.
Improve Visual Impact of Presentation Slides!
Templates and Diagrams provided in the course for you to take home!
In today’s business and work environment, every leader, manager and executive is expected to be a good communicator and to make presentations to various stakeholders. This is why you worked hard to gain the necessary skills and master the technicalities of using one or more presentation software, at least to be proficient enough to do a decent job in your own judgement.
But have you ever wondered…
… why your audience looked uninterested during your presentation? … why your content-rich slides were putting your audience to sleep instead of firing them up? … what kinds of presentation slides can really capture the attention of your audience? … how to easily design slides that captivate and motivate your audience?
We have good news for you! You will have all the above questions (and more) answered when you attend our 2-day hands-on power-packed workshop!
In this fast-paced practical workshop, you will be equipped with the same concepts and tools used by professional graphic designers when they design slides for their clients. Many real-life examples of presentation slides will be deconstructed and analysed during the workshop to help you understand and appreciate the nuts and bolts of designing an effective and attractive slide presentation that connects with the mental processes of your audience.
Here are the topics covered in this 2-day hands-on power-packed workshop:
The Five Things That Really Annoys Your Audience (Avoid Them Like The Plague!) We’ll start with getting into the minds of your audience. Just like a guy who needs to know and avoid anything that irritates the girl he is pursuing, we must also understand and eliminate the things that annoy our audience in order to win them over. In this segment, we look at what goes on in the minds of your audience when they are looking at your presentation slides, and identify the top five annoyances that you should never commit. This will be the foundation of how we design our slides.
Using The Right Tools For The Job To build a strong and beautiful house, a builder needs the right tools to do the job effectively. In this segment, we look at the tools used by graphic designers that will help you design your presentation slides with greater clarity and effectiveness. You will also discover numerous little-known features in PowerPoint that will help you design your slides in double-quick time.
Unifying The Look And Feel Across Slides Slides with diverse and conflicting visual elements can cause mental stress and discomfort to your audience, resulting in them switching off and losing the train of thought of your presentation. In this segment, we will equip you with effective and simple visual techniques to pull together the keypoints that are seemingly unrelated and allow the audience to stay on track with you throughout your presentation.
Making Your Numbers Count Based on a yearly survey on actual presentation slides created, one of the most annoying things cited is that slides are loaded with tonnes and tonnes of mind-numbing numbers and figures. Sadly, many presenters perpetuate this mistake to overload their audience with an endless dump of numerical data. In this segment of the workshop, you will learn how to present your numbers with greater impact and effectiveness, reducing the visual and mental burden on your audience.
Learning From The Best Modelling the best techniques of experts has been a proven way to achieve fast results in any field. In this segment, we look at five excellent examples of presentation slides by expert designers that have captivated their audience. We will break down the slides into their different components to analyse what make them so effective, and you will learn to apply the same techniques to your own slides.
Creating An Endless Supply Of Presentation Resources Google may be the king of the internet, but when we are hard pressed for time to design creative presentation slides, Google often falls short of giving much help. In this final segment, you will be equipped with the right tools to create your own library of resources. And when you need ideas urgently, it will be available to you with just a few clicks of the button.
After attending the 2-day workshop, you will:
- Gain a good understanding of how your audience perceive and digest information, and how to avoid the top annoyances that frustrate them.
- Acquire the skills and techniques used by professional graphic designers to transform dull information into attractive and effective slides.
- Develop the ability to create coherent presentations that flow smoothly from one section to another.
- Learn how to inject life into your slides with simple and effective animations that greatly enhance your audience’s understanding of your presentation.
- Be armed with the technique to clear away all the clutter from your number-filled slides and and present your critical figures with precision and efficiency.
- Know how to draw out key information in your data-packed slides by asking audience-centric questions.
- Be able to design effective slides quickly by building an impressive pool of resources that you can access readily with a few clicks of your mouse.
- Discover an abundance of online resources for creating striking and captivating presentation slides.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Sales and marketing executives
- Professional trainers, teachers and coaches
- Managers or supervisors
- CEO and business owners
- Support staff
“Great course. All professional presenters should attend this course. Really good value for money for all the materials covered and resources provided. Kelvin and team – excellent job.”
– Col. (NS) Png Bee Hin, Former Director D’Executive Services Mindef
“A technically dry subject made lively and fun! Great workshop/program. Strongly recommended for anyone who uses PowerPoint for presentation. Kelvin is wonderful! Very knowledgeable and helpful.”
– Jeffrey Foo, Group HR Manager, PSA International Ltd
“This is an excellent program to improve the aesthetics and impact of my PowerPoint slides without making it look cheap or amateurish. I’m amazed at how my skills improved by almost 300%.”
– Gabriel Chan, AIA Trainer
Note that all course participants must have a basic understanding of the uses and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint software and must bring along their own laptops preloaded with Microsoft PowerPoint.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Kelvin Lee is a dynamic and eloquent communicator. His passion is in equipping people with the skills to create presentations that are both impressive and persuasive.
In 2001, he joined Fig Tree Multimedia Pte Ltd, a company focused on providing services in the area of presentation. He is overall in-charge of the training, design and multimedia department. Kelvin is also creator and senior trainer of Fig Tree Multimedia’s Power Design for Presentation workshops.
Kelvin is a certified Microsoft PowerPoint specialist. He writes regularly and is an author at well-established online article directories like Ezinearticles.com and Helium.com.
The clients that have gone through his training include PSA, CPF, IBM, AIA, Shell Petroleum, AT&T, Mindef, NTU, NTUC, AMEX, IE Singapore, Spring Singapore and Republic Polytechnic.
He has been engaged to provide PowerPoint makeover service to IBM Singapore, Mindef, PSA, NEC, Nokia Siemens and NCS. Kelvin was one of the keynote speakers for NIE’s “e-Learning FEST 2010” and SHRI’s HR Day.