Hi Mark, Mike and everyone on these forums... Happy New Year!
I listened to the Presentations Cast on the way to our National Sales Conference today - good timing as I stood there and did the ...... P A U S E and it worked a treat, suddenly 90 people stopped and paid attention as I began with a Product Update. Thanks for the great tip.
I had a small number of slides, with minimal text and followed the guidance from the previous cast on presentations and I thought it went well, in as much as I could tell.
One of my co-presenters did 15 minutes with NO TEXT AT ALL.... just a series of pictures of our products and software, which I found out later was mixed together with the 'collage' function in 'Picasa' (available free from Google). I have just downloaded it and it is pretty neat. He had lots of slides, but kept them moving and along and not having to read the text just made his presentation stand out.
Anyway, long and short of it.. I was impressed. It was such a refreshing change from a text based, bullet point after bullet point presentation, that I wonder if anyone else has seen or used this. Are there any other presentation tools (not JUST PowerPoint) and techniques that people feel they can share that just are a bit different and make your content (and you!) stand out.
Or, do people think this is all a bit lame (US) or Naff (UK)..... ??
I'd be interested in thoughts and opinions of MT listeners on this.