A PowerPoint social network presentation from the the Dachis Group aims to make your understanding of the social networking revolution that much easier. The Dachis Group, based in Austin Texas has the mission:
“to help businesses create and capture value from emerging trends in technology, society and the workplace. We call this approach Social Business Design: the intentional creation of dynamic and socially calibrated systems, process, and culture.”
Phew! That’s quite a mouthful. And you thought that social networks were a breeze.
Their mission isn’t any easier to understand when it’s portrayed with a set of PowerPoint presentation slides.
The first two slides look classy. They feature strong images and there’s an interesting quotation. So, we are encouraged. But then we come across a pie chart. And what a pie chart it is. Because it contains no fewer than 19 separate slices. In fact, five of the slices make up 83% of the total. More interesting here, perhaps, is either the skew or the long-tail.
But it doesn’t get any better. In fact, it gets slowly worse. Since busy and text-rich slides begin to dominate. Certainly a case of death by PowerPoint.
It just goes to show that no matter the level of innovation involved there’s much more to presenting with PowerPoint than meets the eye. Simple design, simple text and an easy colour palette are the foundations for a good presentation. A coherent message is also another good thing!
Of course you can always find out more about how to use PowerPoint as your preferred presentation aid when you join a presentation course run by Time to Market. You can choose to join a course at any one of more than 40 training centres or at your own offices. Why not call us to find out more?
The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+
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