Yes, I’ve done it!
Powerpoint Surgery is going live on Weds 25th June (not an England match!) and you are invited:
See more info and book now here.
Powerpoint* Surgery Live – How to make great slides + your message stick!
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 from 10:00 to 15:30 (BST) Bradford, United Kingdom
Do you want to be a more effective speaker?
Do you want to know how to create and deliver great presentation slides from scratch?
Got a big presentation coming up?
Do your slides need a make-over?
Do you want to stand out from the crowd to get your message across more effectively?
Then this day is for you…
Bad Powerpoint* (and boring presentations) are everywhere! It appears that they have almost become the norm and very few people seem to want to talk about it.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Bad presentations are costly. They can cost money, jobs and reputations, don’t let your slides ruin your pitch.
In this funny, cut-to-the-chase and down-to-earth day, professional speaker Lee Jackson will wean you and your workplace off bad slides forever. He’ll also teach you how good presentation slides can work for you and help you stand out from the crowd. Using these simple techniques we can kill death by bullet-point once and for all.
JOIN THE FIGHT TODAY!
The reality is that most people get NO training on how to present and create great slides, until now.
After five years of research, two years of writing and now with an Amazon best selling* book under his belt, Lee Jackson’s Powerpoint Surgery is going LIVE!
Lee is a leading expert (and author) on presentation slide design (Microsoft Powerpoint and Apple Keynote etc). A powerpoint surgeon if you like! He is often called upon to help redesign and consult on the presentations / slides of SME’s, corporates, executives and speakers for maximum impact.
Don’t let your slides be an after thought, let them enhance your presentation!
On the day you will learn:
and the Practical…
…stuff needed to simply create great presentation slides.
You will also learn some tricks of the trade to prepare and present with confidence from Lee, a professional speaker with over 20 years experience delivering to some of the toughest audiences.
Come prepared to laugh, learn and takeaway new skills to transfom your presentations forever.
Nothing too technical, just the good stuff you need.
What others say…
“Since appearing on BBC1?s The Apprentice I have become a regular on the speaking circuit. After 2 years I felt I need a refresh and some ‘oomph’ – who better to seek advice from than Lee Jackson! A pleasure to work with, informative and inspirational, and the outcome has been super. My slides are spot on and the knock-on effect to my presentations has been second to none. He’s now become my presentation consultant!”
“In his easy-going and creative style, Lee has helped our lawyers with presentation skills achieving great results for both the lawyers’ confidence and the audience’s entertainment.”
“Lee has worked with us as a presentation consultant to make our nation-wide communications meetings the best they can be. There were some great conclusions from his consultation work. The main change has been that we are weaning the presenters off wordy slides and the presenters are now being challenged to learn their script. He was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable on presentation skills and PowerPoint / slide design. We look forward to working with him again.”
The price of this event is being kept to rock bottom because the whole event is being filmed for future use. So when you buy a ticket you give Lee Jackson consent to using your good self on any future videos, you can of course sit at the back and hide away or you can put your glad rags on and go for it!
Please also bring your laptop for use during the exercises – if you are coming with a colleagues one between two will be fine. Also you may want to bring a USB data stick too just in case.
Video testimonials will also be asked for in the course of the day. If you are able to help us that would be great, as we take this vital content further afield.
Answers to FAQ’s:
Will this clash with an England World Cup match?
No, thats the night before! Come and get cheered up!
Does this day mean I have to use Microsoft Powerpoint?
*Powerpoint is a generic term for presentation software. so if you use Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Keynote, Haiku Deck, Slideshark, Open Office or anything else – it’s all relevant. But Lee will work from Keynote and PPoint on laptops on the day for demo purposes.)
Can Lee ‘tweak’ my slides for me on the day?
Yes, Lee is looking for volunteers to send their slides ahead of time so he can do live surgery on them! He’ll be very nice to you!
Email them through on lee@leejackson(remove these brackets!).biz
Where is it?
The first ever Powerpoint Surgery Live day is going to be held in the conference faculties of TLG in Bradford. A spacious clean conference room will be our home for the day thanks to Lee’s friends:
TLG The Education Charity
National Support Centre
(If using a Sat Nav to find your way to TLG, please use the postcode BD5 8HW)
There is some parking avaiable at the TLG builnng or you can park near the building. Please park sensibly.
Food and drink?
A hot buffet lunch and drinks on arrival / mid afternoon are included in the special low ticket price.
A certificate of attendance will be available to those who’d like one for proof of training.
Refunds are not accepted but a replacement person can be sent or you can transfer your ticket to a later date without further charge.
Please bring a paper print out of your ticket to the event just in case!
More about Lee:
Lee Jackson is an international speaker, Powerpoint Surgeon, presentation coach and author of seven books. Having worked in the voluntary, public and private sectors over the years he now works in businesses and education helping people to enjoy and succeed in challenging times. He is also a fellow of, and President of the Professional Speaking Association in Yorkshire. He lives with his wife and twins in West Yorkshire. He loves a good laugh, boxercise and basketball. He doesn’t like gardening. His website is www.leejackson.biz his twitter account is @leejackson
Long biog for the hugely keen:
Lee Jackson is a Motivational Speaker, Powerpoint Surgeon and Presentation Coach. Born in the North East of England, now residing in Leeds. ‘Lee from Leeds’ is a multi-generational and creative communicator, with 20 years of experience. Lee has spent his life and work researching and speaking in many different settings such as prisons, schools, a cruise ship (just the once – no sea legs!), organisations and businesses. He isn’t a “celebrity” speaker, he’s never bungee jumped (while playing the nose flute!) from the summit of Everest, he doesn’t have an Olympic gold medal – in fact he doesn’t even like camping very much. However, you’ll be glad to know that people say he is a great speaker with original content based on solid research, not random or fluffy ideas. He’s a “common sense” speaker (which is defined by Merriam-Webster as, “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.”)
Lee happily divides his time between working with both adults and young people. After all with 20 years experience in this field it will always be a part of his life. His creative, funny and truly multi-media presentations are a welcome break from ‘flip chart overload’ and ‘death by power point’. His stories make people say “Yeah, that’s me as well!”.
He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association and it’s President in the Yorkshire region. Lee is also the author of eight books and loves circuit training, boxercise and playing/watching basketball. He lives with his wife and twin daughters in West Yorkshire.
Random fact – he used to be one of the UK’s best hip hop scratch DJ’s! More useful fact – people don’t fall asleep and he keeps to time when speaking!
Here are just some of the people and organisations that Lee has worked with over the years:
Specsavers, ADT, Schools and academies, Many top Universities including Leeds and Durham, Austin Hayes Ltd, Gateshead Council, Career Academies UK, The Global Speakers Summit, TEDx , Telegraph ad Argus Newspaper, FE colleges, Tribal group, BNI and many other networking organisations, Agilisys, Many voluntary / third sector organisations, Common Purpose, Watson Moore, Adobe, Asda, Leeds City Council, SalesChannel Europe, Leeds Federated Housing, Wrigleys solicitors, Barclays, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Vodafone, Firmstep, Wakefield Council, Government office for Yorkshire and Humber, Co-operative Insurance, TV stars, Elected politicians, Comedians, Olympic gold medalists, Yorkshire Bank, Leeds, York and Bradford NHS trusts, A group of Vicars (!) A cruise ship (!) and Lee even met the Dalai Lama once – he didn’t need any help though!
(*Genuinely Number 2 best-seller in ‘business life’ on Amazon Kindle during March 2014)
(*Powerpoint is a generic term for presentation software. so if you use Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Keynote, Haiku Deck, Slideshark, Open Office or anything else – it’s all relevant. But Lee will work form Keynote and PP on the day.)