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FT Article Discussion – How Slides Help or Hinder your Message

What do you think of this great article addressing poor business presentation visuals?

The main ideas are:

–         Presentation visuals should be visual based.

–         Start preparing your presentation away from the computer.

–         Tell stories and entertain your audience.

Financial Times Article Discussion - How Slides Help or Hinder your Message

It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but it’s great to see the issue addressed by people like the Financial Times, because I think it’s time we addressed the huge amount of poor presentations given each year – and the negative effects they have on the businesses concerned.

“Slides should only exist to be projected, never printed and never shared. Asking for a copy of slides should become a sackable offence,” says Mr Walken. Or, as Jim says, “great presentation visuals make poor hand-outs.”

What do you think?

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey
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