Most of us are familiar with preparing a presentation on index cards, or writing it all out word-for-word. And these days, we see lots of words on powerpoint slides.
There is a better, more creative way to prepare your presentation: Don’t write it. DRAW it!
Notice the dock at the bottom of your computer screen. Those symbols instantly communicate what’s what: iTunes, google earth, mail, etc.
Feel free to write your presentation. But then, transfer each idea into a symbol, just as you see on your dock. And draw it with your own hand, in color.
This page of symbols is your road-map. Because there is nothing to READ, you will be able to connect with your audience instead of getting lost in written pages. Because the symbols are in color, the right side of your brain will be engaged, and that’s what your audience wants.
Your page of drawings is not a handout for your audience. It is your guide for giving a presentation that is fresh and in-the-moment.
If anyone spots it and says, “Hey, what’s that?” you can say, “It’s my creative way of preparing my presentation for you.”