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PowerPoint Surgery: How to create presentation slides that make your message stick by [Jackson, Lee]
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PowerPoint Surgery: How to create presentation slides that make your message stick Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Lee Jackson is an international motivational speaker, PowerPoint surgeon and presentation coach. He’s been speaking up front for more than twenty years in many challenging situations. As well as speaking, he loves helping other people to speak well too. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA) and also the president of the PSA Yorkshire region. Get in touch via leejackson.biz or on Twitter: @leejackson

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5760 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Engaging Books; 1st edition (25 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FG2AYN0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a very quick read, but definitely worth a read. Having endured far too many 'death by powerpoint' moments at events, I was in the camp of 'I don't use slides'. Through my association with the Professional Speaking Association (which is how I met the author Lee Jackson in person), I have been persuaded to selectively add a few slides back into my talks and keynotes. This book has given me the steer on how to do this in a way which enhances recall and looks as if a professional graphic designer has designed the slides.

What this book will do is:
* Explain the business benefit to using slides to enhance your presentation
* Show the typical mistakes most people make with slides and how you can avoid these mistakes
* Demonstrate how you can use techniques graphic designer's use to make your slides look damn good.

I read the kindle edition and was concerned that it wouldn't have the full impact that the colour paper book version of the book has. I need not have been concerned as the book translates well across to kindle.
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I've seen Lee speak a few times.
I've experienced the difference between his talks and those of others, especially in business but also from people who are passionate about their subject, but have just missed it with their supporting slides and the way they used them. We all have.
Lee presents here some instructions that are easier to follow than most - it's stuff you can see how to do for yourself. So many books like this pretty much boil down to advising you to be someone you aren't - a graphic designer or whatever. This book's practical advice should let you still be you, but be able to get your points over so much better and let people get what you are presenting rather than being blocked by the presentation itself.
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Firstly let me confess something. I know the author. He's done work for me and I've allowed him to 'operate' on my slides. But you're not going to get a gushing testimony because I know Lee - in fact he's not even asked me to do a review. I'm writing this because you seriously need to invest in this book if you want to up your game as a communicator and you're using slides.

The book isn't the longest one you'll read on the subject but my guess is it's probably the only one you'll need to read. It cuts to the heart of the matter and if you apply Lee's advice you will find you've breathed new life into your presentations.
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I really enjoyed this book and found it so easy to follow with pictures to support what Lee is saying. I hope this book is purchased by people who present - especially the accountants! As an accountant myself I have had to sit through lots of training and found the majority of slides to be really boring. This book shows that Powerpoint can be entertaining and eye catching instead. Thanks Lee for explaining simply how this can be achieved.
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Lee has captured and clarified numerous ways we can enhance our talks and presentations when we support them with slides.
This book is essential reading for anyone who wonders why some such presentations have more impact than others even when the speakers are equally good (or bad).
The book will be of most value though yo anyone keen to ensure that they and their talks be more powerful, easy to follow and more memorable.

Having heard the passion in Lee's talks when he addresses this subject I have also seen, still first, hand the proof, it were needed, of the advice, tips and techniques he shares in this book.
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I picked up this book halfway through writing a presentation for a talk I had coming up and proceeded to completely rewrite the presentation. I have found myself using Powerpoint more rather than less as a result of Powerpoint Surgery but, amazingly, that's actually a good thing! It's totally transformed the way I use Powerpoint and my slides have much more impact as a result.

I've since found myself recommending this book to, and buying it for, a host of other people who give business presenters.
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The author's style is engaging and convincing but it is not useful or specific enough for those who wish to improve Powerpoint within teaching or lecturing. Putting great big abstract pictures on my slides would not be appreciated by my adult students. I can appreciate that lists and bullets are awful ways to present - but the book does not explain how to conduct a presentation that requires a body of knowledge to be transferred to the audience - as with teaching or other informative presentations.
The book is also rather thin for the price - in accordance with recommended format for presentation slides - this book is written in big easy fonts - lots of white space and abstract photos throughout. This makes it easy to read but I wanted to learn from this book - not look at white space and pictures!! I was also expecting that because it is termed Powerpoint' surgery - there would be some general MS powerpoint software tips - relating to using the program more effectively. This is not the case - the author actually uses keynote for his own presentations - the small print on the very bottom back cover (below the photo of author) gives an asterisk to tell us that 'powerpoint is a loose generic term for presentation software. It is ironic that the book is promoting the importance of big bold headers and slide layouts - but intends to hide this fundamental matter as a tiny footnote.
However, there is some good general advice regarding the awfulness of bad presentations - plus some interesting anecdotes. The writer is obviously well respected in his field and I do not wish to disrespect his work - its just that it's intended to be a light read - not a serious guide with detailed instructions. Just hope this guy doesn't do any anatomical surgery!! :-)
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