Do you feel lost when putting a PowerPoint presentation together, because you don’t how to structure it? Do you notice that your audiences’ eyes glaze over with boredom as you give your presentation? Perhaps, you’re getting some polite smiles but no one is taking you up on your offer or responding to your call to action?
PowerPoint presentations can be so hard to put together. Often you have all the information and ideas in your head on what you want to say but you struggle to know where to start, what to leave out and how to weave it all together coherently.
Often presentations are crammed with facts, figures and information, because you want your audience to know as much as you can tell them in that little window of opportunity that you have with them.
There is a better way
All great presentations follow a specific structure designed with a specific purpose in mind. Whether to persuade, inform, inspire or to sell, it has a particular structure that increases the likelihood that its purpose will be achieved.
Every year, I give over ninety 45-minute PowerPoint presentations to CEOs, other c-suite executives, GM’s, and business owners. I have learnt how to capture their attention and hold it right to the end. I understand how much information to pack into a presentation, and more importantly, how much to leave out. I also developed a structured system that helps your audience to follow you and increase the likelihood of a positive response at the end of your presentation.
In my book, “Follow The Recipe: How to structure your presentation so that it is unforgettable“, you will learn how to construct an unforgettable Kickbutt Presentation. It goes indepth into three core components:
- The Nitty Gritty (the pure essence of your presentation)
- The Healthy Sandwich Sequence (the different elements of your presentation)
- Getting It Down (writing your presentation more quickly)
Component 1: The Nitty Gritty
The Nitty Gritty takes you through a process to clarify the pure essence of your presentation. It will help you to develop a focussed and structured presentation that doesn’t meander and confuse your audience. If you clearly understand the Nitty Gritty of your presentation, it is much easier for your audience to.
Component 2: The Healthy Sandwich Sequence
Together we will make a sandwich with seven important ingredients that make for an unforgettable presentation.
Component 3: Getting It Down
Now that you have the ideas on how to structure your presentation, the next challenge is how to write it more efficiently and faster. This next section will give you some tools that will help save you a huge amount of time.
Here is what you’ll learn:
- Understanding the pure essence, the Nitty Gritty of your presentation
- Why you should develop your presentation for just one person.
- How to develop a Target Profile
- How to work out the central theme for your presentation using the 3 What method.
- Using the Nitty Gritty as a closing statement at the end of your presentation.
- How to construct your presentation using the Healthy Sandwich Sequence.
- Three unforgettable ways to grab the audience’s attention.
- Why you should increase the suspense at the beginning of your presentation and how to do it.
- Why an outline simultaneously sets expectations on what is to come as well as increasing their interest and excitement levels.
- Why having less information helps with perspective, expert status and memorability.
- How to avoid information overload by choosing the correct number of topics to include.
- What structure you should follow for fleshing out your topics.
- Why using examples can be your secret weapon.
- Why objections are fantastic and how to respond to them.
- Why you should summarise and segue.
- How to use the Close Sequence to bring your presentation to its natural conclusion.
- How to build in a “call to action” if you’re selling something.
- How to use outlining and mind mapping to get your ideas down on paper.
- How outlining helps you to visualise how your presentation can be chunked down into natural chapters of a speech.
- How to write your presentation and which parts you should you do first.
- How to cut presentation construction time in half by using the storyboarding technique.
- What two simple tools make a massive difference when storyboarding.
- Bonus Chapter: How to structure a Pitch to potential sponsors or investors
- How to develop a Target Profile specifically for an investor or sponsor.
- How to develop the Nitty Gritty for your pitch.
- How to use the Pitching Formula with the Healthy Sandwich Sequence.
- How to structure The Ask.
- What to include and what to exclude when time is short.
I loved the analogy of a PowerPoint presentation being like constructing a meal. It feels warm and welcoming like comfort food:
- Enjoyable to read
- Easy to digest
- And gives a sense of confidence and well-being at the end –with the thought that “I can do this!”
I am delighted to recommend this book to staff and students at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
Coordinating Tutor Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
So what do you receive and when?
My first book in the series of three is “Follow The Recipe: How to structure your presentation so that it is unforgettable” and it is available now. It provides the information shown in the bullet points above. I am currently working on the other two books in the series, “Plate It Up: How to design unforgettable PowerPoint slides” and “Serve It Up: How to deliver your presentation so that its unforgettable“, and they will be available in December 2017.
These remaining two books in the Kickbutt Presentations series address the following topics:
Plate It Up – How to design unforgettable PowerPoint slides:
In this book, you will learn the key principles that will help you to design unforgettable presentation slides:
- The bane of bullets, but how you can use them successfully;
- The power of proximity and how to use white space;
- The greatness of graphics and where to find them;
- Which fonts, font size and colours to use;
- Other useful rules, tools and tips that will make your presentation “pop”.
Don’t worry, it’s not an overly technical book. While I am not trained as a designer, I have learnt some fundamental design techniques from those who are and so I have written this book for people with little or no design knowledge. This book will make a massive difference to how your PowerPoint or Keynote slides look.
Serve It Up – How to deliver your presentation so that its unforgettable:
This book provides the tools to help you deliver an unforgettable presentation. The following components are covered:
- What preparation you must do prior to each presentation;
- How to diminish the impact on your delivery when using notes;
- How to get rid of those annoying ums and ahs;
- How to develop your speaking style so that people enjoy listening to you;
- How telling stories can be your secret weapon;
- How to use technology successfully and how to cope when it fails (and it will).
But what if you’ve read other books on the subject of presentations?
This series is different because I have covered the whole process from developing the structure, designing the slides through to improving your delivery in front of your audience. Other books discuss one facet of presentations but do not give you all the pieces of the presentation puzzle, making it difficult to bring it all together into an unforgettable presentation.
Note that this first book Follow The Recipe is not about slide design; that information is in book two Plate It Up: How to Design Unforgettable PowerPoint Slides (due to be completed late 2017 – see below).
So why order now?
Because this will be the only time you will be able to get all three books in the series at this price. The prices below are discounted until the publication of the remaining two books in the series, which will be later in 2017. When I have published them, the price will increase again. If you order the Premium option now, you will receive Book 1: Follow The Recipe immediately. Book 2: Plate It Up – How to Design Unforgettable PowerPoint Slides, and Book 3: Serve It Up – How to Deliver Your Presentation so that it is Unforgettable will be sent to you as soon as they have been published (late 2017).
And also, you will spend way more of your time trying to work out what I have already solved after 15+ years of education and real life experience. Don’t make the same mistakes that I and countless others have already made. Learn from my mistakes and the knowledge and experience that I have obtained in this field. Use this book series to make your next presentation unforgettable.
If you’ve ever had all the information but struggled to convey it in an effective way, or if you’ve ever wished you could craft a more elegant and engaging presentation, then Glynne can help. Glynne’s book methodically demystifies the art of presenting and demonstrates how to build a presentation that will achieve your aim whether that be to inform, motivate or sell. It is a practical book that will make you a more effective presenter.
Infrastructure Manager, Port Nelson
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