I attended Andrew Griffith's Professional Speaker's Boot-Camp. It was a learning field of gems for me.....and I just keep digging up more gems based on the information provided.
One of the gems Andrew offered was creating slides that sizzle: using big picture backgrounds where the picture tells the message with very few words as a prompt. LOVE that idea and it is an immediate change I welcome to my presentations.
Dollar Photo Club (click on the pic to get there) sells high quality photos and vectors for just $1.00 each. There are no different prices for different sizes; just $1.00 a photo for BIG and handsome graphics designed to display your metaphor.
I am not a lover of Powerpoint because it is essentially done to death and used incorrectly. I figure that if my participants are like me they cringe when they see a power point set up. Being a considerate trainer I of course care about the comfort and enjoyment levels of my audience so I steer away from death by powerpoint........until Dollar Photo Club and Slides That Rock entered my world and created life by power point.
Man....I am a convert. I sincerely hope that I can convert you to a little gem hunting too. This is what you may like to do as you prepare for straining the gem fields:
- Get yourself along to one of Andrew Griffiths workshops.
- Get your images from the delicious-to-search Dollar Photo Club (click on the pic above or below to get there) and make your chosen metaphor the entire background of your slides. If a picture paints a thousand words - use pictures and give life to your slides again.