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Introduction to Presentation Rework

I have written and read many posts about making awesome presentations and surprisingly ALL of them (including mine) fail to make a “real impact”, the impact of changing a raw presentation and converting it into a beautiful, thought provoking and impactful display of information

Do you know why?

Because creating an awesome presentation is much more than

  1. Picking up a beautiful template and filling it up
  2. Dumping colors, fonts and pictures and expecting the presentation to come out great
  3. Knowing 100 + features of PowerPoint

So I wanted to do something different..

Rather than just writing piles of text on “How to stuff..” I thought of taking a random but real Presentation and reworking it to make it awesome

I will give you downloadable files (pre and post rework), videos and commentary about my thought process and more importantly the reason(s) behind why I chose something over the other. Hopefully this will give you insights on what works and more importantly what doesn’t

Some Essential PowerPoint Tools that you should know

Knowing the tool (PowerPoint) is important, but knowing it all is also meaningless. So I am going to touch base on some essentials that will help you build up speed. If you already are a pro feel free to skip this section


Today’s Presentation is on a Company Profile

Here is a raw Company Profile Presentation, which talks about some quick facts about the company and their milestones timeline

Watch a short video [1.06 min] on how the raw presentation looks like ..

>> Download the Raw Presentation <<

Reworked Presentation : I thought about the following things when I sat down to rework the presentation

  1. Who is audience : I believe this presentation is meant for people outside the company, therefore you see pompous display of facts with little analytical rigor. Usually these types of presentations are to impress people. People like : New Employees, Clients, Media etc..
  2. What is the decision that this presentation will help them make : The presentation should serve one major objective that is to build a grand image of the company
  3. Story Boarding Process : The details were pretty straight and I also did not do any major restructuring of the content
  4. Mocking the Presentation : Frankly I did not mock the presentation this time because I did not work on restructuring the content. Though I had some innovative ideas on animations and visualizations that I implemented, like the Fades and Tray look. The timeline animation was completely new for me and I tried it for the first time, let me know how do you find it?
  5. Finally make the slide on PowerPoint : This is where your PowerPoint skills will be used to create the presentation

Watch a short video [2.47min] on the reworked presentation

>> Download the Reworked Presentation <<

Your feedback is Important !

Please tell me what have you liked, learnt or your suggestions in this presentation. If you have a presentation that you want to me rework, please don’t hesitate to share it with me


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