This article in Canadian Business magazine quotes Dave and his study on what annoys audiences about PowerPoint presentations. Dave does not agree with the conclusion of the article that “PowerPoint is a terrible way to communicate anything important”. He believes that PowerPoint can be used to enhance a presentation and his workshops help business professionals learn how to create presentations that have a clear message, focused content, and effective visuals.
Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don’t overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.