Posts Tagged ‘PowerPoint presentation design’

Fashion Inspiration For Presentations

Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Matt<

Eyeful’s design team like to keep an eye on trends across multiple industries, pulling together wide-ranging inspiration to keep your presentations fresh and engaging.

With London Fashion Week starting today, we wanted to share Lorna’s take on Spring Summer 2017 trends; not only showing you what’s in style, but how to build these styles into your PowerPoint presentation design through some handy tutorials…

If you would like to make your presentations more in vogue (and combine style with powerful messaging) then please do get in touch…

THE NUMBER 1 RULE IN SALES

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Matt<

I am so frustrated at the moment.

My wife and I have been saving up for ages for our dream bathroom and it’s not going to plan.

I’ve created the layout of the bathroom in an awesome PowerPoint presentation design – hey, am a self-confessed PowerPoint geek afterall…

I’m also normally a keen DIYer, happy to try and tackle a lot of the installation work myself.

However, the fact we have an energetic 2-year-old bombing around when I get home has put a bit of a kibosh on me doing the work myself, even though the thought of Jack running around in a bright yellow hard hat with a toy hammer does make me smile!

But the realistic thought of trying to do all the work, keep a toddler out of harms way and the fact it would taker closer to a year than a month for me to do, lead us to a logical conclusion…

Pay someone else to do it!

Simple, or so I thought, find someone reputable, call them up and book them in…

However…

I started the ball rolling by asking friends for recommendations, I got a number, left a message. Left another message and another… and had to accept the fact, this builder isn’t calling back…

So I gave up on him and decided to post our bathroom project on those trade websites – you know the kind, you post a job and relevant companies will contact you.

2 weeks passed and I didn’t hear a bean!

I then Googled “Bathroom fitters” which of course returned several hundred results.

I contacted one promising company several times via email, and 3 times over the phone, each time being promised I would be called back…

But again – I heard nothing!

What is going on? Do these people not realise I have money I want to spend with them?

Their lackadaisical approach to new sales leads beggars belief.

How can any business, in any industry afford to ignore contacting a new lead?

What frustrates me most is the fact I work for a presentation design company that prides itself on great communication.

If someone sends a contact request to Eyeful, we get back to them within 2 hours or the following morning, if it arrives outside of office hours.

That’s our number 1 rule in sales. If you’re going to be good enough to consider working with us, we won’t just bend over backwards to deliver you a world beating presentation, we’ll also aim to make your project feel as important and special as it really is.

Here’s some rather lovely and recent feedback to prove my point…

“I spoke to 3 different companies and gave the same information. Eyeful Presentations were heads and shoulders above the rest. Why? Predominantly due to the guy I dealt with being patient, interested, with a great attitude and I had the feeling he wanted our business.

I am the corporate and strategy director for a business travel firm with a strong focus on customer experience, so I am very, very hard to please. I give Eyeful 10/10 for this experience.”

Put Eyeful to the test just call 01455 826390 or email us.

I’m now off to B&Q wondering, if only Eyeful did bathrooms…

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THE EASY WAY TO KEEP YOUR MEETING AUDIENCE INTERESTED

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Matt<

Since the dawn of presentations, speakers have been looking at ways to keep their audience awake and engaged…

Vibrating seats didn’t have the desired effect…

Inbuilt Microsoft sound effects didn’t impress…

And the contamination of break-time tea pots with questionable stimulants was severely frowned upon…

Presenters needed a new way to keep their audiences tuned in to their talk.

As it turned out, talking seemed to do the trick.

Not me talk, you listen though. The key to keeping audiences interested is through interactive conversation where the presenter and audience can talk openly and freely, letting conversations flow naturally.

The problem with normal presentations…

Most PowerPoint presentation designs are linear, they start on slide 1 and the presenter clicks through slide by slide until the end of the presentation. Which doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with a conversational style approach…

Take a sales meeting as a prime example, it’s beyond awful when the sales person in this type of engagement pulls out a laptop, connects it to a portable projector and starts ploughing through mind-numbing irrelevant content with no appreciation of their audience’s flagging interest.

As soon as a presenter loses an audience in this way, it’s game over.

The answer is an interactive presentation…

An interactive presentation is different because you can set up your PowerPoint presentation to work like a website with hyperlink navigation…

Make your presentation interactive and deliver it on a tablet device and now you’re talking… literally.

This approach allows you to have a completely natural conversation with the prospect and when a new customer problem arises, you can use the interactive navigation to quickly get to the relevant solution and use the specific content to help you sell your product or service.

An offline, fully interactive presentation isn’t just the ultimate sales tool, it’s the guaranteed way of keeping your meeting audience engaged and in tune with your presentation.

Imagine for a moment you are the audience in 2 meetings…

Presenter 1 stops chatting and kills the conversation by connecting a laptop to a projector and proceeds to talk at you about content that’s not even of interest until they get the part that is…

But presenter 2, pulls out a tablet and carries on the conversation showing you the only the services and products that are going to solve your problems.

An interactive presentation just like the one here which our own sales team use every day…

Go ahead and have a click around…

Which experience would keep you engaged and focussed?

Look out for my next article, next week as I’ll be explaining How To Make An Interactive Presentation With PowerPoint’s New Tool Zoom…

Or we can give you the full lowdown on how to make presentation tools like PowerPoint and Prezi sing, just check out our brand new Presentation Technology training day…