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Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

by Clive Shepherd and David Kori

A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

Thirty million PowerPoint presentations are delivered each day. The majority are dull, repetitive and over-laden with text. They may be quick and easy to produce, but they just donít work.

Help is at hand. Excuse yourself from the next management meeting and, while your colleagues are subjected to more mind-numbing recitations of endless bullet points, spend a few hours instead discovering the Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint.

Youíll learn how to develop visual aids that grab your audienceís attention and donít let go; that help you to deliver your message with clarity and impact; that reflect just how professional you really are; and that in the process just happen to get results.


Approximately three hours of highly-interactive and media-rich self-study material, covering these vital topics:

  • When to say no to PowerPoint
  • Knowing what you want to say and how to say it
  • Knowing your audience
  • Escaping the tyranny of templates
  • Making an impact with text and tables
  • Making numbers count using charts
    and graphs
  • Bringing concepts to life with photos, diagrams and illustrations
  • Making the most of multimedia
  • Establishing sequence and flow
  • Re-discovering inventiveness


Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint is aimed at all the 200 million or more PowerPoint users worldwide who want to improve the effectiveness of their presentations. The course is equally suitable for those working in the public or private sector, for students and for those who make presentations outside work.


Clive Shepherd is one of the UKís leading experts on the use of technology for learning and communications. David Kori is an expert on art and design as well as an award-winning multimedia developer.


CD-ROM: A5 packaging, including 12 page colour booklet.

Versions included on the CD-ROM:
1. Flash with audio
2. Flash without audio
3. 'Lite' fully-accessible HTML version.

ISBN: 0-9545904-2-2.

Single user price, £150.00 + VAT.

Multi-user version, £495.00 + VAT.

Available now.

Versions for online delivery (in SCORM 1.2-compliant learning object format) are available on request. Please enquire about volume discounts, customisation and localisation services, and blended solutions, including classroom and virtual classroom delivery.

System requirements

Users require only a Windows PC with CD-ROM drive. A sound card and speakers or headphones are desirable, but a version without audio is included on the CD. A version for Apple Macintosh can be made available on request.

To purchase

This product will not be available through our online shop until early March. To receive a demonstration or make an advance purchase, telephone Joanna Biggs on +44 (0)1273-573821 or email her at

Live events

Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint is also available as a face-to-face workshop or as a series of online workshops. Find out more.

Background reading

Read Clive Shepherd's article The Emperor's New Slide Show, one of a series of feature articles available if you register for our free email newsletter.

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