10X Business Letter
San Diego, Ca
Dear 10X Business Builder,
Do you do PowerPoint (or keynote) presentations?
Have you ever wondered if you could communicate your message more effectively without slides?
What if most of the power point presentations you are doing are actually hurting instead of helping you?
After over 10 years of presentation and public speaking coaching, I can assure you that most presenters would be more effective and close more business if they did not use powerpoint or keynote.
I know this is counter-intuitive and you may not like what I have to say, BUT, slide presentations (keynote or powerpoint) take the influence, charisma and sales from most presenters.
There is a reason Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, created a company-wide policy banning powerpoint presentations during executive meetings.
Personally, I have not eliminated slide presentations all together. I still use slides during webinars, screen capture videos and longer format trainings, like our 3 day Influencing From The Front program.
However, when I am doing shorter format speaking and training (15 minutes – 4 hours) I am not using slides. I noticed an improvement in my closing ratios and audience interaction when I removed slides from my talks.
In this video I discuss with you the 3 biggest reasons why slides can be hurting you and what to do about it.
PS: If you are interested in learning more about how to structure your presentation in a way that is easy to remember (without slides), check out our online training Presentation Structures here.