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"I Need My Laser Pointer" and Other PowerPoint Myths Busted

PowerPoint has become the biggest blessing and the biggest curse of presentations today. When used well, it can help presenters get their ideas and points across more clearly and memorably and create a great, interactive experience for the audience.

Unfortunately, in the wrong hands, this powerful tool of mass communication can become a weapon of mass confusion. PowerPoint is too often abused and misused, from awful quality issues ("I know you can't read this, but...") to usage problems, including using laser pointers, that destroy the connection between the speaker, the visuals and the audience.

In this revealing and accredited PowerPoint presentation training, speaking coach and trainer Barbara Busey draws on over 19 years of presentation coaching experience to help you unleash the power and avoid the pitfalls in your PowerPoint presentations. She focuses on using PowerPoint the way it was intended – as a tool to enhance speeches by adding a visual component to the auditory. It should strengthen the presentation or learning experience and not be the main attraction.

There’s no reason why you can’t dazzle your audience – and your superiors – with a PowerPoint presentation that gives your speech a giant boost of energy and effectiveness. Come listen as Busey breaks down the 7 secrets of preventing “PowerPoint Poisoning” and shows how to keep PowerPoint from sucking up all of your presentation time.

Sign up today for this incredibly accessible and practical PowerPoint presentation training. Tame the PowerPoint monster, so audiences remember you for what you were talking about and not just your PowerPoint slides.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why PowerPoint can become such a huge time-suck, and discover the best remedy.
  • Discuss this powerful philosophy has guided Barbara Busey and her most successful clients when creating more effective PowerPoint presentations; find out what it is and what it can do for your presentations.
  • Know the "UR" Rule – and understand how applying it to every visual can eliminate unnecessary slides.
  • Discover the seven secrets to preventing "PowerPoint Poisoning"; learn how to create quality visuals that are readable, relevant and make sense.
  • Master six usage strategies to integrate PowerPoint into your presentation smoothly, effectively and purposefully.

Presented By:

Barbara Busey

Barbara Busey is president of her own training firm PRESENTATION DYNAMICS, where she teaches people the dynamics of how to present themselves better. Since 1990, she has designed and conducted professional development training workshops and coaching sessions in the areas of presentation skills, business and social dynamics, communication skills, writing skills and team dynamics. She has earned a master's degree in speech communication (Georgia State University) and a bachelor's degree (cum laude) in journalism (University of Georgia). Her 30 years of business communication experience include being an entrepreneur; a communication consultant and trainer; a corporate employee in advertising, marketing, and public relations; and a college instructor in speech communication and journalism.

Her skills in written and verbal communication have won her awards from organizations such as the International Association of Business Communicators, the American Advertising Federation, the Public Relations Society of America, and Women in Communications, Inc.

She speaks and writes often on communication-related topics. She has been interviewed on several radio talk shows and has been quoted and published in dozens of trade, business and online publications, including a column entitled, "People Skills" that ran in The Charlotte Business Journal for over six years. Her book, Stand Out When You Stand Up – An A to Z Guide to Powerful Presentations, won First Runner-Up in the Business Category of the 2009 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

Barbara has trained thousands of business executives and professionals nationwide. Some of her clients include Bank of America, Belk, Cadmus Communications, The Charlotte Observer, McColl School of Business at Queens University, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quaero, Springs Industries, and Transamerica Reinsurance.

Who would benefit from this program:

  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Executives
  • Supervisors

Price: $175.00