Avoiding Handout Hell in Training


Director, BetterPresenting
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    Wed, Apr 10, 2024 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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    1 Hour
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Upon visiting with trainers and presentation content creators, I find the following two statements to be invariably true: 1) The biggest issue that PowerPoint users face is placing too much text on a slide; and 2) The primary reason that people do this is because they ask their slides to function both as the visual for the live presentation and as the printed handout.

The frequency with which this strategy fails is breathtaking. In fact, for the sake of round numbers, let’s just call it 100%. Yes, this will fail every time you attempt it, and you, in turn, become an epic failure for attempting it.

This hour will rescue you from this fate. You will learn a different approach to content creation, you will be delivered from this guaranteed-to-fail practice, and you will distinguish yourself from 99% of people creating training and presentation content today.

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About Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 16th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community.

Away from the conference, he regularly leads private presentation skills development workshops within organizations and is working on the fourth edition of the popular and provocatively-titled Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck, and how you can make them better.

Altman came to presentations through publishing and graphic design. He claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800). An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B…

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