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 years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written nine books and over 100 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 less than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals.