3 alternatives to your humdrum PowerPoint presentation

Stop offering the same tired slides and grab your audience by the horns with something fresh. Stepping outside of your comfort zone might come with big rewards.

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Is there anything more tedious than listening to someone talk their way through a long, dull deck?

Face it guys, PowerPoint is boring. It’s the default mode of presenting, and it’s understandable why: It’s easy, familiar, cheap and you can store it on a USB key.

It’s not exactly innovative, though.

If you’re presenting on something important, whether it’s earning for a promotion or pitching a new client, it might be time to try something new. If you’re aiming to be memorable, dare to be different.

Here are three ideas for something new that’s bound to set you apart from your competitors:

1. Try TED-style storytelling.

While TED speakers often have slides or some video in the background to add to their talks, the content of the slides is never the primary focus. TED speakers are coached in taking topics that are complicated, breaking them down to a level that almost anyone can understand, and wrapping the idea up in a relatable, interesting story.

Check out Derek Silvers three-minute video below talking about how to start a movement:

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