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How to Create an Awesome Slide Presentation (for Keynote or Powerpoint)

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In this episode of SPI TV, I'm going to show you how to create an awesome slide deck for your next presentation, one that captivates your audience and supports your talk, not bores people to death and puts people to sleep. I've performed dozens of presentations myself, and I take great pride in how I approach my slide deck. I'm always getting complimented on my slides, and I want the same to happen to you. Creating great slides doesn't have to be difficult, and with a few simple rules and some guidelines to follow, you'll stand out as a top presenter the next time you're on stage or presenting in front of a group. Please note that I do talk briefly about why this is important, however if you'd like -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Building an email list? Watch my latest video: "How to Get More Email Subscribers (17 Lead Magnet Ideas)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6te1AlLUA10 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Lợi Trần (4 days ago)
It will be very useful for me. Thanks too much.
So much useless chatter. I’m not sure why you get pleasure in wasting people’s time.
Amanda Gilmore (10 days ago)
I think I will make a bullet list of your points to share with co-workers :)
Galactic Fox (13 days ago)
hello im selling avocados from my grandma
Mark Victor (20 days ago)
Great Presentation, Many thanks!
Harshini M (22 days ago)
Brilliant!! Thanks a lot!!!
aman agarwal (23 days ago)
You used numbers for the roadmap thing in this video, can you tell me how did you do that ?
Andrew Neumann (28 days ago)
Good comments in this video. One caveat, know your audience. If you’ve got a standard approach in a company or group, then deviation from that standard runs risk. So use these ideas to modify and improve an existing approach. Don’t try and be a revolutionary to an unprepared or unreceptive audience. For instance, Japanese business people love lots of data. To eliminate that from a business presentation makes you look unreliable. Instead use things like the light box idea to help draw the eye.
Social Sonja (29 days ago)
great tips
CapnCody1622 (1 month ago)
I’ve never heard anyone refer to it as a slice deck before.
Sajid Hossain (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot brother. May ALLAH (SWT) grant you the highest success in both world, Ameen.
Grace Girl Studies (1 month ago)
again, awesome video. can you do a tutorial on how to make a presentation on "google slides" thanks!
Grace Girl Studies (1 month ago)
thank you so much!!!! i have a power point presentation in the morning. i haven't done much. but now i feel more prepared :)))
Stefanny Gaby (1 month ago)
People are complaining that the intro is too long, but some can’t even distinguish “to” from “too,” they shouldn’t be complaining! If they’re looking up how to do a PowerPoint they shouldn’t judge or be pointing out what they didn’t like. Learn to listen! Thanks for all the great tips!
Teresa Galeano (1 month ago)
You have given me the most awesome tricks
Juan Martin Pawluszek (1 month ago)
For a video about how to keep people engaged, this is waaaay too boring...
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
I hope you understand the difference between a YouTube video and an in person presentation. Best of luck to you.
Jacob Woods (1 month ago)
White background, THAT'S A SIN!
sadfasdf asdfafsd (1 month ago)
Thanks for the tips dude, appreciated.
Shucheng Guo (1 month ago)
really useful
nox lex (1 month ago)
your the best thank u so much
Kamrujjaman Joy (1 month ago)
piss off
ResonantOps (1 month ago)
I don't think bullets mean bullet points your just making up stuff
Radha Krishna (1 month ago)
Thank you pat it’s helpful
Romy Macias (1 month ago)
Pat, what feature on PP did you use to add the circles on the top of your presentation? Thanks!
Dinara Khusnutdinova (1 month ago)
Hey Pat, I think I am 3 years late, but how can I still download the slide? the download on the spi website no longer works. Thank you
Rastradeep kumar (1 month ago)
Poor presentation bro
fartinmartin (1 month ago)
My only comment is that when I make decks at work and for presentations, people are expecting to walk away with some reference material, not just a 10 page deck with no content in it. I guess it can be different for conferences but even still.
Megan Dillman (1 month ago)
Thank you for this video. Very great tips!
Paul Gero (2 months ago)
Pat...this was so very helpful (even 3 years later)...and continues to affirm why you are one of the nicest and most helpful people on the internet..
Ahmad Dwi (2 months ago)
Thanks a lot for ur tips!
Abhishek Gulati (2 months ago)
Very great video 😃
Kiana F (2 months ago)
what about for school presentations when the powerpoint needs to be submitted?
Mapsi (2 months ago)
did u use keynote or powerpoint for this? :D
邓稳 (2 months ago)
Just some art thinking for powerpoint, but the key of powerpoint is how to create powerful content and make the points more powerful
Dionisio Tato (2 months ago)
Excellent Guidance !! Thank You!!
Glinda Jackson (2 months ago)
Slick 💫⭐️🌟✨
Simon Tam (2 months ago)
Looks great, thanks for the tips!
Leonardo Lambo (3 months ago)
I think You are telling template or design skill. For common users, most people don't know how to design or have to pay for the template. I recommend you to try iSlide addin, you can easily create professional presenstaion with the data and words which you want to demonstrate.
RESULTS.pjb (3 months ago)
Excellent and Creative techniques that will have a huge impact - Thank You!
Zoee White (3 months ago)
Still answering comments Pat? If so, where did you get the images for this YT vid?
Zoee White (1 month ago)
+Pat Flynn Ok Thanks
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
Kira Watanabe (3 months ago)
I like this! thnx for making this video
Street Cop Training (3 months ago)
Real nice job! Helped me tremendously
Charif Mohamed (15 days ago)
targne ta gueule
Tony Darbyshire (3 months ago)
KISS - Pat shows that this formula works doesn't he? Keep. It. Simple. Stupid. (or perhaps; Keep. It. Supremely. Simple.) Too often (and I'm guilty as charged) we use too much text, use it as a crutch, then read it off the slide because we're not very confident in what we're doing, and then lose the audience. I intend to follow Pat's nine rules to the letter in future. It takes more work, and it takes more preparation, but the quality of what we present will be so much better! Thank you Pat. Great presentation. :-)
Cindy Dover (3 months ago)
Thanks. Very helpful
James Drury (3 months ago)
Who subscribed during story time?
Lab Chucq (4 months ago)
What is the name of the curly font that you used "How to create" " specific tips " thanks!
Dave Moore (4 months ago)
Great ideas, thanks.
Joshua Teodoro (4 months ago)
pat what's the cursive font? your using in this?
Joshua Teodoro (4 months ago)
Pat Flynn thank you, I Appreciate this reply knowing that this is years ago thanks again, you encourage me in doing presentations
Pat Flynn (4 months ago)
Pacifico is the name 🙌🏼
victoria pelletier (4 months ago)
Thank you for your guidance! I have a project due and this really helped tremendously! I would of put so many bullets! Best wishes. -Victoria
wang zhiyi (4 months ago)
u talk too much
Pat Flynn (4 months ago)
Good luck on your next presentation!
mohamed ali (4 months ago)
oh! very informative thanks for sharing that help me a lot
Krzysztof Kaczmar (4 months ago)
Thanks. Very nice
Capucine Moise (4 months ago)
Amazing tips! Thank you!
interesting ;)
Abi Odimayo (4 months ago)
I've just discovered your channel. What a fabulous and engaging presentation! When I saw 17minutes I thought oh gosh that's a bit long. But you made it seemless. I was engaged from start to finish.
Peter Newton (4 months ago)
Those who are complaining do not know how to listen properly. Well done.
James Kwaku Agyen (4 months ago)
This is great work and really useful. Keep it up
Sue Wessels (4 months ago)
Thank you that was great. I hate being bored and being boring is unacceptable.
Tagkiller212 Baylor (5 months ago)
Vijay Kakra (5 months ago)
do not prescribe on key-notes, but upon the symptoms of the patient.
Vijay Kakra (5 months ago)
Suppose the patient always avoided warm things and much clothing, and wanted the cold open air, and still had a dozen key-notes, you would find every time that Calcarea would fail.
Nenad Dickov (5 months ago)
Here's a thought... Kill Rick Gaskins, curse his bloodline and burn his remains to apologize to the gods, destroy Power Point forever and never mention it to future generations in fear of shame of what godawful thing we've sustained for 25+ years and make something decent and user friendly and not this fucking BDSM atrocity.
Nenad Dickov (5 months ago)
Nothing against you Pat just hating PowerPoint deeply like many people who had to endure the agonizing experience of using it.
Jo Ellis (5 months ago)
Great video. I found it super helpful. Thanks, Pat.
Max Nieder (5 months ago)
Hey Pat, thanks for the great advice! You named two or three things that could be a gamechanger in my next presentation, so keep it up!
Shadab Alam (5 months ago)
Haat Sala chutiya
Christine Trippi (5 months ago)
This was great!  I have a question for you, have you ever seen a slide that can be a interactive barometer?
Tobias Bwalya (5 months ago)
i need these slides
Nagamani Mudigere (5 months ago)
thanks for sharing
Gabby Krauze (5 months ago)
Thanks for this! First time slide creator here and this has given me some practical steps!
Wanda Banks (5 months ago)
Awesome. Thanks
SoulfulVeg (6 months ago)
This is my first time watching your content. I create slide decks for instruction purposes that are presented online, so it's a little different. Any tips for that? I'll also check out more of your content and thanks for the great tips!
mirianvarner (6 months ago)
Just in time to the presentation I need to create today. Thanks Pat! Can't wait to see the schools in Gana :)
matt prescott (6 months ago)
Great thanks.
cudir vai
Helena Nilsson (6 months ago)
After 3 minuters I gave up. You just talk and talk about boring presentations and never get started. So boring!!
Pat Flynn (6 months ago)
Good luck on your presentations! If you can’t sit for 10 minutes on a proven video that could radically change your career, then go grab some coaching and go make it happen. You got this!
Christine Waters (6 months ago)
I loved it.
lorrainedzeka (6 months ago)
Wow thanks Pat , I found your video very helpful and easy to understand . Definitely a game changer for me .
Name: Learning (6 months ago)
talk is cheap. you talked and talked and talked and talked. however, you never demonstrated awesome cuz ya board me to (((TEARS)))
Zelator (7 months ago)
redest zu viel bist kake
Sherwin Jay Guimalan (7 months ago)
thanks so much for this tips.. its really helpful...
Laurentiu Mihai Curea (7 months ago)
it isn't working
Josh Twiddy (7 months ago)
What fonts do you use for you’re big message? (Great video btw)
Doko (7 months ago)
too fast speaking :(
Pat Flynn (7 months ago)
This is a YouTube video, and it has options to help. Presentations done live and in person are structured differently and obviously you cannot slow down or speed up your hearing. So no, it's not what I'd say if I was presenting in person. Your English here in the comments is great, I think you're doing an amazing job. Keep up the good work!
Doko (7 months ago)
Great advice! is that what you people say if you're presenting? what i meant is that I, as a non english speaker, have a problem with understanding fast spoken words (like a "rapper"). Thats it. No less no more. But thanks for your answer comment.
Pat Flynn (7 months ago)
Slow it down to .75 or .5 to help 👌🏼
chrisje654 (7 months ago)
Very Nice, But I feel like I Need a Keynote course now☹️
Helen Daniels (7 months ago)
danteyoutu (7 months ago)
Sounds like Ben Shapiro..
Jennifer Smith (7 months ago)
LOL @ Punch a hole through your computer!
end me (7 months ago)
Thank you so much for the advice... I have a science project coming up, and I need to do a Powerpoint project for it.. using your amazing advice I hope I do good. Wish me luck! :)
Peter Lewin (8 months ago)
God this in an awful tutorial, it makes no sense
Pat Flynn (8 months ago)
Good luck on your future presentations.
Christine Strong (8 months ago)
Wish you would get to the point sooner. Got on here to see how to do it. I already know they can be boring.
Saied Eshaghi (8 months ago)
you made me a believer out of "it's the little things that count". i am forever in your debt.
Sushant Kumar (8 months ago)
what's that 'cursive font' called?
Trine Paerata (8 months ago)
Great share Pat. Thanks ☺️
Sele Training (8 months ago)
Advanced PowerPoint tips and tricks: https://youtu.be/I_dS0_HUVdg
tulipthorn (8 months ago)
Thanks so much
Aundrea Belnavi (8 months ago)
Loved it
Francis Baker (8 months ago)
This was very informative, thank you for your great tips.
Paula Nowak (8 months ago)
Excellent! I will be redoing my two upcoming presentations to simplify. I also need to practice presenting, too.
David Ibrahim (8 months ago)
Great video! Thank you very much, this is what I see as refinements that help you go from average to great :)!
Aziz Videographer (8 months ago)
The worst turtorial ever. This was more of a tip than how to do it
Pat Flynn (8 months ago)
Good luck on your presentations, Aziz! I’m sure you’re going to nail it. 👌🏼

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