Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using compelling visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences.
In this conversation, Richard discusses his upcoming webinar as part of the Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2017 series.
Geetesh: Tell us about your upcoming OPW webinar, 14 Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations. What can attendees expect to take away with them?
Richard: Very few people like PowerPoint – it’s dull, boring, and puts people to sleep. A lot of people think it’s a huge waste of time to create decks, and an even worse waste of time to have to sit through them. So this session is all about helping you get over that, by teaching you how to use PowerPoint to create presentations that are full of visuals, diagrams, and animations, which explain and reinforce your messages.
If you can make your presentations visual and animated, they’ll be more effective.
The webinar should be fun too. No, really.
You’ll see loads of things you didn’t think were possible in PowerPoint. We’ll also look at some productivity tips and boosters, and also some really accessible skills and techniques to help anyone make their presentations look that bit more professional.
But it is worth noting that the session will be fast. 14 tricks in under an hour only gives you three or four minutes for each, but don’t worry, there’s a pretty comprehensive handout with everything detailed in it. You might not remember everything, but everyone should pick up on four or five tricks that will be useful to them straight away, and then have the handout for reference.
Geetesh: Can you tell us about BrightCarbon—what you do, and how you help businesses create better presentations?
Richard: BrightCarbon is a specialist presentation agency, and we can either create amazing visual presentations for you, or train you on how to do it yourself. The end result should be that you’re using slides that are compelling and actively engage the audience.
If you need help with anything to do with presentations check out our website where there are loads of free presentation resources that others have found very useful. We also run weekly presentation masterclasses – attended by 100s of people each week. And we’re always happy to help directly too, if you have any PowerPoint or other presentation questions – just ask.