Ten years ago I delivered ‘Escaping PowerPoint Purgatory’ at the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) conference. I spoke about the research from Prof John Sweller¹ and how putting text up on the screen encourages us to multitask and this, in turn,...
You are ushered into a semi dark room, the screen before you glows ominously and you can feel your shoulders slump involuntarily as you shuffle sideways to your seat. The first slide is produced with multiple rows of tiny text, followed by a complex diagram with...
Last month in the Australian Financial Review Westpac Chief Executive Brian Hartzer was quoted as saying: “I think one of the dangers in large companies is that people start to think that their job is to create PowerPoint’s, [rather than] to make decisions...
Sharon Ferrier, through her business ‘Persuasive Presentations’ consults to organisations and individuals who have a need to improve their communication, presentation skills and confidence in public speaking.
All good presentations start with a confident speaker
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@caranorth11 And I deliver a presentation entitled "Escaping PowerpOint Purgatory" and it makes my slides look like
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