We live in a world where it doesn’t matter what you want to communicate, you have to use PowerPoint (or any other presentation tool).
- Do you want to update your team on the business situation with a client? Let’s use PowerPoint.
- Do you want to summarise the key points from a meeting or a call? PowerPoint.
- Do you want to send an offer to a prospect? Of course, PowerPoint.
But who says it has to be this way?
- If you want to update your team on the business situation with a client, arrange a meeting or call.
- If you want to summarise the key points from a meeting, send an e-mail.
- If you want to send an offer to a prospect, prepare a Word document.
So let’s start giving presentation tools like PowerPoint the role that suits them the most – that is, for oral presentations where your objective is not just to inform your audience but also to transform them. To use a football analogy, PowerPoint is a striker, let's not playing it as a defender. It’s like asking Harry Kane to play as a defender – of course he would play, but he wouldn’t be as effective.
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