Death by PowerPoint

Give a Better Conference Talk with One Quick Fix

November 16, 2019

There is one simple mistake repeated by too many conference speakers, especially in the financial world.

We want to make sure you do not fall into the same trap.

To give a better conference talk you may want to use visual aids.

What some people do is re-use their PowerPoint slides which have worked well in their pitch books.

This is a huge mistake.

It’s the equivalent of making a movie by filming pages from a book.

Transform your conference talk – improve your visual aids

If you want to use visual aids in your conference presentation then make sure these really are visual aids.  

What do I mean by visual aids?  It’s simple:  You need to answer some basic questions, for example:

Do they really help your audience understand what you are saying?
Are they clear, simple and can they be read at the back of the room?

If not, then either leave them out or re-design them.

You will find that this simple change makes you much more impressive and you will come across as a more effective communicator.


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Give better conference talks

If you want help preparing for conference talks, speak to Louise Angus, our client services director. 

She’d be delighted to help you become a great conference speaker.  Call her on 020 7018 0922.


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About Benjamin Ball Associates

Benjamin Ball Associates Team

Benjamin Ball Associates helps clients to communicate better.

Over 12+ years the award-winning BBA team has coached thousands of senior executives globally to present powerfully. You get access to a transformational toolbox of techniques to help you become a clear, confident communicator.

We’ll help you create a powerful first impression that hooks and engages your audience immediately and we’ll transform you to deliver clearly, confidently and with impact.

Speak to Louise on +44 20 7018 0922 or email to find out more and discuss your upcoming speech or presentation.


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