"PowerPoint makes us stupid."
- Jim Mattis
Slide Goo is what we call the mess that you get when you create a bad presentation. And most of them are bad. Really bad.
All of us, no matter what industry or role, have one thing in common. At some point in time we will have to develop and give a presentation. We all need this skill.
Think of the dozens, maybe hundreds of presentations you've sat through in your life. If you are like most people you can remember exactly nothing from the vast majority of them. It wasn't that you didn't understand them at the time, or you didn't need the information. The reason is quite simple - the presentation was not developed so that it would be memorable for the audience.
99.99% of presentations are designed backwards. They are designed around the way the speaker wants to say something. But what about the audience? It's not about what you want to say, but what the audience will remember and take away. In other words, what's the point of going to all of the trouble to build a deck that no one remembers?
Now think about those rare presentations that made a real impression, maybe you remember years later. Which bucket do you want your presentations to fall in?What do you do? You need to learn to avoid contributing to the slide goo!
This short, fun workshop has two parts. In the first half we take a look at the science behind how the human brain processes data as audience. You will be surprised at how we seem to go out of our way to develop presentations designed to avoid making an impact. All of the things you know about creating a slide deck? Forget about them.
Trust us, your audience has.
In the second half we apply what we've learned on the worst slides we can find - our own! We learn first hand how to take a completely forgetable message and turn it into something that gets our point across. AND in a way that your audience will remember. And isn't that only goal of a presentation?
Let us help you develop those rare presentations that people remember for a long time.