Think about it a second…When was the last time you pulled up a PowerPoint, (P.P.) presentation on your iPhone or iPad. Ok – Maybe a few of you check out slides on slide share, but be honest, can you really read through 50 slides and remember the key points?
Try Storytelling instead of P.P.
Try storytelling, yes storytelling. People want a good story then can connect to because it usually involves people. Also, thanks to social media: YouTube and Facebook, people are reconnecting with people and wanting to learn more.
Use video or live-stream video instead of P.P.
I have found that stories become much more alive with video footage than spoken or written words. It is is easier for people to grasp your concepts and see them in action.
Try mobile messages or blog posts instead of P.P.
For written words, think mobile or a specific blog post. People are in to short, concise facts that are easy to remember.
Try images by themselves instead of P.P. slides with images and text
PowerPoint can have a place if it is combined with some of the concepts mentioned above and the slide content is engaging. For me, I am finding more success with a well rehearsed message and allowing time to answer specific audience questions.
Leave people with a few points they will remember when they leave. It’s very hard to remember 50 slides. Also, how many of you have saved documents from PowerPoint presentations you attended and took notes? That last question should speak loudly about the effectiveness of retaining information contained in a PowerPoint Presentation.
What are your thoughts on this topic?