Presenting Data Better

Many attendees of The Better Presenter workshop are doctors or research scientists, and their presentations are very complex and often contain a lot of data. Half-way in to the workshop, after they have a good understanding of my approach to presenting, someone inevitably asks the question, “If I can’t use bullets points or tables and charts, how am I supposed to make my case? I can’t replace my data with images from iStock!”

First of all, I’m not suggesting that you remove all of the complexity from your slides and replace it with downloaded pictures of puppies and sunsets. What I am suggesting… Continue reading

Design Templates: Good or Evil?

The idea of becoming a better presenter is far from controversial… that is, until we start talking about slideshow design templates! Before we share our ideas and tips, however, we want to know what you think about the proper use (or misuse) of design templates in presentations. Are templates good, or evil? Do you use them? If so, how often? Do you value consistency over creativity? Can you have both? Do templates save you time, or create more work for you?

Please take the poll below, and then share your thoughts in the comment box.