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Preview, View, Review: The Three-Part Framework for Powepoint Presentations

Preview (10-15 % of time) Hook: Opening statement to grab attention
Positioning Statement: Benefits statement selling advantages of listening Overview: Key points that support positioning statement 
View (80-85% of time) Point 1: Evidence/Illustration
Point 2: Evidence/Illustration
Point 3: Evidence/Illustration
Review (5% of time) Recap: Summary of positioning statement and key points
Memorable Conclusion: Wrap up story or statement
Call to Action: Request for order/commitment

7 Steps for Powerpoint Presentations

Step 1: Define your purpose. The first question every presenter has to determine is, Why am I presenting? Is it to inform, entertain or persuade? Step 2: Profile your audience. You should always analyze your audience’s need and motivations. Step 3: Map your structure. Presenting is essentially story telling. And all good stories need structure. Step 4: Add drama and impact. Even the most boring factual presentations needs livening up with anecdotes, stories or captivating visuals. Step 5: Rehearse until perfect. The more you rehearse, the better you get. Step 6: Deliver with style. The way you deliver is as, if not more important than your content. Step 7: Review and Revise. The best presenter learn from their mistakes by continually evaluating their performance.


For a long time I have bought books on simplifying life and done many things to simplify life, but there has always been this feeling of clutter in my mind and body that I need to take care of in order to move on and improve my life. My life is much more simplified then it was before, but now I am going to go under construction and really clean out the clutter. My post before this one is a little reference guide I am using to rinse things out. Its going to be few weeks worth of journey/process, but little steps at a time will get me there. 4-5 most important things in life (these are not in a ranked order) 1.Overall (Maslow): healthy, body, cleaning, organizing, food, sleep, exercise, sanity 2.Career: work [vss] 3.Education: school [aau mfa] 4.Family and friends 5.Goals and Hobbies [short term and long term: CCNA certificate, book publishing, dance commitment, painting) Few to do’s 1.Clean out wardrobe 2.Clean out jewelry/make up etc. 3.Clean out papers/electronics etc. 4.Clean out, dele…


A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means eliminating all but the essential, eschewing chaos for peace, and spending your time doing what’s important to you. It means getting rid of many of the things you do so you can spend time with people you love and do the things you love. It means getting rid of the clutter so you are left with only that which gives you value. However, getting to simplicity isn’t always a simple process. It’s a journey, not a destination, and it can often be a journey of two steps forward, and one backward. The Short List
For the cynics who say that the list below is too long, there are really only two steps to simplifying: 1.Identify what’s most important to you. 2.Eliminate everything else.
The Long List One important note: this list will be criticized for being too complicated, especially as it provides a bunch of links. Don’t stress out about all of that. Just choose one at a time, and focus on that. When you’re d…