10X Business Letter
San Diego, Ca
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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 slides presentations that you are doing are actually hurting instead of helping you?
After 13 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 of the 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 slides 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 anymore. I have 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: 99% of the presenters that participate at our Influencing From The Front program do not use slides during their presentation on Sunday.