Let’s face it – PowerPoint isn’t exactly the hardest program in the world to grasp, but is your time best spent putting together PPT presentations? And, are you getting the most out of your presentations? Using a PowerPoint specialist could save your organization time and maximize the power of PPT. Chances are whoever is doing your presentations probably hasn’t fully mastered all aspects of PowerPoint. The reason is simple – they have other things to do.
In most organizations there isn’t one designated PPT person to handle all the presentations. Usually that task is managed by whomever is in charge of a specific department; for the sake of argument let’s use the marketing department as an example. The most important task of the marketing department is to develop a marketing plan that stays on target with the company’s mission statement. In presenting that plan to clients and stakeholders you must be able to capture their attention with a smart, well laid out presentation that succinctly communicates the message without any extraneous diversions, or confusing material that may garble the goals of the organization.
If for instance, the assistant to the Director of Marketing is the person tasked with creating the PPT, as is often the case, they may be able to put together a terrific presentation, but is it on point? Chances are that assistant’s responsibilities are many and creation of a PPT is just a small aspect to their job description. That means they may not have had the time or experience to learn and master Powerpoint to the level an expert has.
A PowerPoint specialist can harness the power of the program and together with input from your organization put together a superior presentation that gets your point across without going off message. PowerPoint specialists can work with your existing PPT presentations by analyzing what is already present and then upgrading it by suggesting new and more exciting infographics that may better represent your specific points. Or, a specialist can build your presentation from the bottom up.
You can’t be an expert in everything, and when it comes to the all important role of PPT presentations in getting out your message you want to make sure to get it right on the first try. Sometimes there is no second chance. So, it may be time to consider re-assigning your PPT’s to a professional whose only job is to make great looking, effective presentations in conjunction with your specific requirements. To illustrate this point even further, check out some of our “before and after” slides below.