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Beyond Bullet Points: How NOT to Kill your Presentation with your Slides

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Just in time for conference season, our February program is on making presentations! Given our unpredictable weather in New York, and the location of our speaker,  we’ve made this one a webinar.  And because we know how busy everyone is, we will present it at noon to coincide with most people’s lunch hours.

If you are in Syracuse, there will be a viewing party at Welch-Allyn, choose that ticket for more information.


Most presentation slides are deadly, if not fatal, for two reasons:

  • Presenters don’t realize the power of this visual medium and often “shovel in” data such as entire spreadsheets or Word documents. Then they say: “I know you can’t see this, BUT this is what it says” and proceed to read the spreadsheet aloud.
  • Presenters don’t understand the basic functionality of PowerPoint®. The result is glaring animation mistakes and amateurish navigation.

Both faults can kill your message. This lively, interactive workshop will help you streamline your next presentation.
Topics include:

  • Should you present your message in slides?
  • How to better structure and organize your message
  • How to synthesize your visual and verbal messages
  • How to avoid the deadliest sins of PowerPoint
  • How to navigate through your slide show and manage the technology to your advantage
  • Handouts? When? Why? How?

Dr. Elizabeth (Bette) Frick of the Text Doctor LLC provides editing services for medical, scientific, and technical writing clients. She also teaches technical writing in interactive, practical webinars.
Bette holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota and served as president of the Twin Cities chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) from 2003–2004. She is a Fellow of STC wrote columns for the STC Intercom. Dr. Frick is also board-certified as a medical editor by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and serves as immediate past President of the American Medical Writers Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter. She was awarded the highest Toastmasters award, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), in 2013.
Dr. Frick’s two books, Business Matters: An Independent Freelancer’s Guide to Business Survival, and Webinar School: Planning, producing, and presenting your training webinar have been published by XML Press and are available on Amazon and at O’Reilly.


February 22, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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