I’ve been giving a lot of presentations over the last few months, as anyone who reads my blog will know. After 20 odd talks I’d like to think that my presentation has become about as smooth and polished as it’s ever going to get. But I can’t help a niggling feeling at the back of my mind, that the more used to giving the presentation I get, the delivery actually loses something….
Then, a couple of weeks ago Noel Hatch, who is never short of a new idea or interesting thought, shared a presentation on Twitter that was aimed at geography teachers to help them design engaging presentations for their students. The messages from the slideshow weren’t hugely radical, but nonetheless I found them compelling…..good design makes a difference, use images to get your message across, don’t rely on words, and absolutely no bullet points!!!
So I thought perhaps it was a good idea to try it. So out went my standard big society presentation with bullet points of themes and programmes, and in came big images, fewer words and metaphors-a-plenty.
So now I had a new challenge…..one that would help shake me out of my confident slumber…to find a way of explaining what Big Society was in pictures.
I happened to be speaking at a Big Society event in Dudley the following week (which was a great event by the way and generated a load of social media ch atter). So I thought I’d try the new Big Society in pictures presentation on the good folk of Dudley…minus one particular slide, which was deemed unsuitable by someone who will remain nameless…..what can I say? It’d been okayed by people in my office (on a majority decision!) and various others I’d run it by. See if you can guess which slide was considered too risqué…and I’ll tweet a mention for the first person to get it right (it’s not that hard, so the prize is proportionately modest).
my first (standard) Big Society presentation:
my Big Society in pictures presentation:
I should point out that they are just meant to be an explanation of Big Society….and so doesn’t include analysis, comment etc…since I wasn’t doing that in Dudley, I’ve cut it out of the other one to give a fair comparison. The words I delivered were more or less the same in both instances. The only difference was the presentations I used.
What do you think? I’d really like to know which one you think works best? By best I suppose I mean makes you remember its content. I should say that the words don’t change….
I’d also like to know if you think the risqué slide is indecent, a bit of fun or art or a just a distraction from the daily grind!