New Book Combats the Cost of Poor PowerPoint Presentations

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“Stop Being Predictable: 14 Tactics that Will Make Your Presentations Insanely Effective” is a new book published by Point Publications that helps presenters break away from the boring PowerPoint mold that is estimated to waste $250 million each day. Written by Bob Boylan of Successful Presentations (http://www.bobboylan.com), the book explains how to make the most of any presentation, whether or not PowerPoint is used, with conference-room tested ideas.

Bob Boylan’s latest book, “Stop Being Predictable: 14 Tactics that Will Make Your Presentations Insanely Effective,” is an easy-to-use guide that helps presenters avoid the trap of giving just one more boring PowerPoint.

Dave Paradi, co-author of “Guide to PowerPoint,” has estimated that businesses may be wasting a total of $250 million each day as employees give or are subjected to poor PowerPoint presentations.

This is based in part on a New Yorker estimate that 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given daily. Paradi goes on to say, in regard to PowerPoint, “it isn’t the tool that we dislike, it is the way that the tool is used that we dislike.”

Boylan has more than 30 years’ experience teaching corporate executives [how to give effective presentations. “‘Stop Being Predictable’ is about simple ways to make your presentation stand out from the rest by stepping away from the familiar, predictable patterns,” Boylan said.

Boylan’s “Stop Being Predictable: 14 Tactics that Will Make Your Presentations Insanely Effective” doesn’t suggest that presenters stop using PowerPoint. Instead, it becomes a means to an end. Rather than use the same slides over and over again, each presentation will be tailored to the prospective client. “Stop Being Predictable” can help presenters be sure they won’t be adding to the number of poor PowerPoint presentations.

But Boylan also goes beyond PowerPoint, urging presenters to try additional types of visuals to engage the audience. He describes what he calls immersion presenting, a technique he says was developed by Walt Disney.

And Boylan also goes into detail about making sure the space in which the presentation will be given will be suitable, working as a team and allowing far more time for questions.

“Stop Being Predictable: 14 Tactics that Will Make Your Presentations Insanely Effective” makes it easy for presenters to try something new, get away from wasteful PowerPoint presentations and achieve improved success. Author Bob Boylan knows these techniques work and gives examples of success stories to encourage the reader to stop being predictable.

Bob Boylan, author of three books, is a nationally recognized professional presentation trainer with more than 30 years’ experience. Through his company, Successful Presentations, he has been teaching corporate executives across the United States how to give insanely effective presentations.

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