The clip is here, after the jump:
If the video whets your appetite, turn next to the Heath brothers 10-minute guide to “Making Your Presentations Stick,” which adds a couple more tips and many more examples. From that page, follow the link to venture capitalist Dan Kawaski’s essential 10/20/30 rule for keeping audiences awake. Gotta love that cartoon above, again from Fast Company.
Just applying the Heaths’ and Kawaski’s simple advice will immediately place you in the upper ranks of Powerpoint presenters.
Of course, it’s one thing to hear advice and another to apply it. For further step-by-step instructions on how to actually build a great presentation, check out storytelling guru Andy Goodman’s” When Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.”
Update 2-24-12: Chris Mooney muses at DeSmogBlog about how the awful examples Powerpoint presentations he witnessed at AAAS and AGU likely spill over into ineffective communication with wider audiences. Time for the big science agencies to start taking communication seriously, starting by cleaning up their own act?