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PowerPoint for MonaVie

Alive and Affluent: Dynamic PowerPoint for MonaVie Showcases Health Beverage


The secrets to transforming a boring and basic PowerPoint for Mona Vie into a high-impact presentation…showcasing the power drink’s business potential.

PowerPoint-Before-and-After-SamplesEST-Logo-100wMonaVie is helping people to be healthy…and wealthy.  This refreshing beverage integrates the Brazilian açai berry and 18 other body-beneficial fruits from around the world to support a healthy lifestyle.  But it’s a much more than just a beverage in a bottle…it’s a money-making enterprise!  In April 2009, Michael Murano of Executive Success Team first turned to The Presentation team to transform their boring and basic PowerPoint inta high-impact presentation to showcase the Mona-Vie’s beverages and business.

The presentation’s objectives were twofold: both educational/informational, as well as sales/marketing. It was created to be delivered in person, or online via webinar or webcast. The deliverables included:

  • Consultation and collaborative development/editing of core presentation content (key messages, bullet points, diagrams, etc.)
  • Development of a custom professional template (title and body masters), to reflect the presentation’s content and/or MonaVie and EST’s brand.
  • Establishment of a “presentation palette” defining the colors, fonts, and layout…to make the presentation more memorable.
  • Clutter-reducing techniques and presentation strategies to create a clean look with maximum effectiveness.
  • Clean and professional slide transition effects (fades and wipes).
  • Professional fonts/typography to ensure consistent playback on different operating systems.

The presentation was designed with a clean and contemporary design style integrating positive/motivational imagery featuring diversity, while reflecting a professional positive image.  Graphics were created to integrate transparencies, motion, and shadows.  The Project was contracted as a 40-hour endeavor, with work divided into 4-phases:

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
  • Template Design
  • Graphic Look & Feel
  • Text Structure / Outline
  • Projector/Display Testing
  • Interviews and Research
  • Content Development / Writing
  • Photo Acquisition
  • Iterative edits
  • Transitions and Animations
  • Final Edits/Refinement
  • Coaching/Rehearsal
  • Testing and Sign-off 

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Light, Bright Modern Widescreen Template sets the stage for a “fresh” presentation

The widescreen 16×9 template was designed to be clean, light and open, featuring a grey textured background to provide dimension and flow. The green fonts and graphical accents complemented EST’s brand and their website and helped create a consistent look and feel.

One of the early slides (for the live audience presentation version) showcased a friendly message to remind people to shut off their ringer…for a focused and un-interrupted seminar. The graphic featured a clipped PNG Graphic of a cell phone. In Photoshop, we added the “Silence” Message. We selected Optima LT as the primary font. It conveys a clean and professional look, while maintaining a unique and relaxed appearance.

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Show it! Antioxidants explained through Food Pyramid Image

To help convey the fundamentals of antioxidants (and its eventual tie-in to MonaVie), The Presentation Team integrated a transparent PNG graphic of the “Food Pyramid” with a short message about the increased need for fruits and vegetables in our diets.

 

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Ditch the template!  Full Screen sends a bold message.

To convey the concept of openness, freshness, and good clean living, we integrated a full-screen graphic of a happy healthy family.  Bullet points were minimized in text and offset to the left of the graphic.  To maintain consistency and unity throughout the presentation, we kept the bottom green arc and logo in place together with the Optima font.

 

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The Need…and the Solution.

After creating the “burning platform” of the importance of antioxidants in our lives, the “right product” of MonaVie makes a grand and colorful appearance as a transparent PNG graphic off-set to the right of the text.  Key words appear in bold Optima font.

 
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There’s still value to Vector Clip-Art

Many designers have opted to integrate the more realistic and dimensional “stock photograph” for the two-dimensional and illustrative “clip-art.”  But there is a value for clip art, especially when dealing with diversity.  An illustrated group of people can help convey diversity without divisiveness.  In this presentation slide for EST, the clip-art people add a generic human element to support the “Am I Ready” business message…without pigeonholing the viewer into connecting with a specific person on screen.  It’s generic yet inviting, creating an image that everyone can relate to.

After 2 weeks of collaborative development, a winning presentation finally emerged. Michael Murano of Executive Success Team now has a winning presentation…and his MonaVie associates/downline are helping America to live healthy…while making money!

iPad & Terry Brock - Presentation Partners

The iPad: The Perfect Presentation Product


How the iPad is transforming the presentation industry and sales market through great and simple iPad presentations in Keynote

iPads and Apple Keynote are amazing presentation tools.

iPad & Terry Brock - Presentation Partners

Terry Brock is 50. But he’s acting like he’s 15, bouncing around the Apple store, clutching his new iPad. Like a proud father showing off his newborn child, Terry is gleefully showing-off the fantastic features of Apple’s newest “magical and revolutionary” device. With three rapid finger points, Terry’s iPad becomes a presentation tool, opening up a clean and simple training presentation in Keynote.

“The iPad has helped me to make a better cleaner presentation, ” explains Brock, a business consultant and professional speaker. He says in the first two week he owned his iPad, his sales marketedly increased.

This compact iPad has transformed the way the world presents…overnight, as business professionals, speakers, and trainers awaken to power of the iPad for presenting complex messages with ease and simplicity. Marketing departments are snatching them up en-masse, adapting their corporate overview presentations and company videos for their sales teams to get a leg-up over the competition.

Linda Schaub of Interim HealthCare in Fort Lauderdale, Florida says the healthcare firm invested “thousands of dollars” to help their sales force communicate the company’s services and win more business with greater agility.

iPad - Close More Sales and Win More Clients

Sales leaders can focus on the client and not be distracted by the computer. The iPad is a non-obtrususive and reliable medium to help communicate the objectives our our meeting. Studies show that people remember 20% of what they hear, and 30% of what they see, but 50% of what they hear and see. A well-designed presentation with colorfully rich graphics, vibrant video, and high quality audio, will undoubtedly be noticed by audiences, helping the presenter to make a mark.

Apple’s Keynote software already has a perceived edge over PowerPoint for effects, power, and elegant simplicity. The iPad allows these Keynote and PowerPoint presentations to be shown easily and simply…delivering the outside world – your presentation – to your viewer in a face-to-face and interactive approach. A well-designed presentation with text, graphics, video, audio, and interactivity – delivered by a qualified professional on a new iPad – is sure to win new clients and close more sales. PowerPoint users need not despair: the world’s most common presentation tool has a place in the iPad heart. Presentations developed in PowerPoint can easily be shown or converted on the iPad.

KeynoteSimply delivering your message from an iPad sends a message of technological savvy and sophistication, affluence, and hipness. The iPad is not about creating content…but consuming it. All too often, people get caught up in the creation and editing of a presentation on a laptop or desktop computer. The iPad will leave that presentation development back at the office, allowing us to focus on the audience and the message more than ever.

Companies like PresentationPro are on the forefront of cutting edge designs and products, including their popular PowerPresenter Suite, a set of 7 tools designed to supercharge PowerPoint and help iPad presenters.

Whether it’s a casual conversation about a strategic opportunity over lunch, supplemented by visuals, or a full Keynote presentation with video testimonials, case studies, animated charts/statistics, and dynamic text points, the iPad is sure to advance our ability to share, show, and connect.  Presentation has never been so much fun!

Kevin Lerner is a presentation consultant, Trainer and PowerPoint/Keynote Design specialist for The Presentation Team based in Washington, DC.

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