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If you're looking for a way to generate better results from your presentations because you have a burning desire to communicate more effectively, 5 Steps to Conquer ‘Death by PowerPoint’ is exactly what you've been seeking.

5 Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint' is written to help you take your presentations to a new standard.

Regardless of where or how you present, this book will help ensure that you get maximum benefit from the time and effort you put into developing and delivering your presentations. It introduces five simple steps that will enhance the success of any presentation:

Eric Bergman's techniques are a window to the future of this important human activity.
John Sweller, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Education, University of New South Wales
  1. Put the audience first
  2. Structure the conversation
  3. Minimize visual aids
  4. Convey your message and personality
  5. Answer questions throughout

A Must-Read for Sales Executives and Their Salespeople

If you're a sales executive looking to enhance results from the sales presentations delivered by your team, you might consider purchasing copies for your team. If your team learns to implement the communication strategies and practical advice found in this book, their sales effectiveness will go up.

Likewise, as a salesperson, if delivering slide-driven presentations (whether as printed decks or projected slides) is how you've sold in the past, nothing is stopping you from continuing. However, you should also hope that your competitors don't learn how to separate the written word from the spoken word to use effective communication as a competitive advantage.

As Kelley Robertson says, 5 Steps to Conquer 'Death by PowerPoint' wasn't written for salespeople specifically. It was written for everyone.

But the first step is "Put the audience first." And isn't that what successful sales is all about?

Although ‘Death By PowerPoint’ wasn’t written with salespeople in mind, anyone who sells a product or service could benefit from the advice offered in this practical book.
Kelley Robertson, Fearless Selling

Better Meetings, Briefings and Boardroom Presentations

If you're a decision-maker looking for a time-saving platform on which to make effective decisions, how can you tell you may need this book? Answer these questions:
  • Do PowerPoint-driven presentations in your boardroom focus on the “What” versus the “Why”?
  • Do PowerPoint-driven presentations kill productivity?
  • Do PowerPoint-driven presentations emphasize quantity over quality?
  • Are a significant number of people doing something other than listening?
If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, you may indeed need this book.

If the answer is "yes" to most or all of them, you have no choice. Every person who presents to your team—and especially your decision-makers—should be required to read this book and implement its recommendations before their next presentation.

It won't take the presenters long to adjust. But everyone else will benefit.

While reading the book, I was riveted by the content. My mind was flying through my own presentations; the things I could have improved, how the audience must have felt, how this information could be applied to our board of director meetings. Eric provides straight-forward advice to presenting ideas effectively. This book is well worth reading.
Glenn Ives, Chair, Deloitte & Touche
5 Steps to Conquer ‘Death by PowerPoint’ proved to be worth the read. Instead of teaching his readers how to make better slides, Bergman focuses on better communication with the audience.
Roger Dooley, Forbes