July 2012 archive

Sales presentation templates that kill sales techniques

PowerPoint templates that kill sales techniques

In this article about sales techniques, I am only referring to the templates used to create sales presentations for sales meetings, not templates for written presentations, which for the most part are suitable enough. With the growing use of computers, iPads and other tablets in sales, corporate communications departments felt compelled to impose the use …

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Making pie charts in PowerPoint for sales presentations

Pie chart in sales presentations

The first article in this series described the four key principles for making high-impact charts for sales presentations. I used a sample bar chart to illustrate these four simple principles for optimizing a chart that is weak in terms of visual communication. In this article, we will look at the specifics of pie charts. Bar …

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