Pimp my Slides

Pimp My Slides

Pimp My Slides training gives you ideas on how to create slides with more impact.

Why do I need to Pimp My Slides?

Working in the virtual world has heightened the need to make presentations more impactful. This is increased because your audience have so many more opportunities to be distracted; emails, notifications, kids, dogs etc. 

You have to make your slides more interesting, engaging and relevant to your audience. Pimping your slides will help achieve this.

Duration

This is a sixty minute high intensity, engaging workshop, where all participants are working on and sharing their slides.

Number of participants

There are six participants in this workshop, as the trainer works in turn with each person and their slides. Participants send their slides to the trainer prior to the session, who creates an alternative version. Both versions are discussed in the workshop to illustrate the impact that can be achieved.

Outcomes

The main outcomes of our Pimp My Slides training workshop are:

  1. Specific ideas on the slides provided by each participant.
  2. Ideas on how to design more engaging slides.
  3. Ideas on slide titles.
  4. Ideas on slide text.
  5. Ideas on design hierarchy.
  6. Different ways of engaging your audience with slides.

Examples

The following before and after images give you a taste of the impact of pimping your slides.

Before
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What is this slide trying to say? Using images is good, but too many images confuses your audience. This slide is trying to communicate the fact that there is a choice of accommodation for familes, and what these are.

After

Using one image creates a clean look and simple message, that is, look at me. With a simple title the slide is easy to understand. The next slide will describe the choices available, with a new slide for each choice.

Using multiple images can cause confusion. With virtual slide design it can be better to have more slides, with each slide conveying one message.  More slides are ok, if it means communication is simplified. Our Pimp My Slides training will help you to see the difference and how to do this.

Before
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This slide is trying to explain a fairly simple process, but because there are four steps, two overall stages and details under each step it becomes confusing. What are you supposed to look at first? We call this slide hierarchy.

After
slide design

Using images draws the viewers attention to the four stages, giving a clear hierarchy as to what to look at first; The images, the titles and then the detail. Considering your slide hierarchy is key to good slde design.

Pimp My Slides Workshop Agenda

This agenda gives you an overview of this training workshop, which we will tailor to suit your specific needs, to make it even more impactful.

Pre-workshop

Send your slides to the trainer, who will prepare feedback on them, as well as create a few samples of how your slides could be pimped.

Your slides - feedback and ideas

Each participant receives feedback on the slides they sent the trainer prior to the session. The trainer then presents the originals with alternatives and discusses the impact of each with the group.

Your objective

Having a clear objective for each slide is key to creating impactful slides; demonstrated with slide examples and applied to your slides.

The outcome

Defining what you want your audience to gain from a slide is critical to making it relevant.

Hierarchy of Design

Defining how you want your audience to look at the slide can have great impact. The hierarchy of design is your plan on what you want your audience to look at first, second and third.

Use of images

Example slides are used to demonstrate how to use images effectively.

Tips on text

Ideas on writing concise, engaging text are reviewed and applied to your slides.

Snappy Titles

How to give each slide a snappy title is explored with examples and how to apply this idea to your slides.

Transitions

Using simple transitions on a slide can be an effective way to communicate clearly and explain multiple or complex points.

Engaging your audience

A variety of ideas are reviewed as to how to design slides which engage your audience from minute one.

Participant feedback

Martin delivered a very personable presentation and gave practical tips on how to make presentations more charismatic, enjoyable and interactive. Highly recommend his trainings and thanks for showing me a practical example on how to make slides more presentable for such purposes as well! 🙂

Jolene Lin

Reviews

Check out our reviews below and see more on our reviews page

Very interesting training

Rated 4.0 out of 5
May 28, 2024

The training was very interesting as the subject matter is very topical in everyday working life!

Greta

How to manage workloads, delegate and work with supervisors.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 7, 2024

Very insightful and engaging – would recommend!

Rami

Excellent Training Sessions

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 2, 2024

The training sessions hosted by Martin were nothing short of exceptional. The sessions promised to be engaging, interactive and informative – and they delivered on all fronts.

Zena

Helpful and enjoyable

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 2, 2024

Very helpful and enjoyable session with practical scenarios

Sophie

Martin knows how to keep the audience focused on his topic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 25, 2024

Martins not only knows his topics but also is a master of presentation; keeping us focused on the issue. Break-away rooms is an excellent technique Martins uses in very appropriate moments to stimulate exchange and productive discussions. Very clearly structured presentations. Five stars, for sure!

Yuriy Rudyuk

Broader Presentation Skills Training

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