2020.02.20 Change Summit: Impactful Presentations
Thursday, February 20, 2020 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (CST)
Join the MnCMN community for an interactive workshop with Michael Campbell from Radiate Presentation Design.
Presentations are vital communication tools for business and non-profit leaders to spread ideas, sell products and secure funding. And yet so many presentations are poorly conceived right from the beginning and ultimately fail to engage and connect with audiences. As with any human communication, the biggest challenge for presenters is capturing and holding the squirming attention span of today’s audiences. Distractions are everywhere. Cell phones vibrate with messages and mail. The thoughts of your audience careen between the past and the future. Getting people to “stay in the present” and focus on your message requires more than a run-of-the-mill PowerPoint deck. You need to tap into a combination of brain science, visual storytelling and graphic design essentials to ensure your audience understands what you’re asking of them.
- Reframing presentations from "decks" to experiences
- Focusing on the audience as human beings
- Rethinking slides, not as containers of information…but visual aids
- Making the numbers in your presentation BIG, BOLD, and BEAUTIFUL
- Editing Ruthlessly and simplifying your slide content
- Obsessing on readability for improved communication delivery
Michael Campbell is an award-winning Minneapolis-based presentation designer, communication strategist, and writer. He partners with clients in a wide range of industries to develop effective presentations and infographics. He has a passion for making his clients’ voices heard, their messages understood, and their visions realized. His approach is simple: eliminate clutter to achieve clarity while creating visually remarkable stories. He has worked both as a consultant and on the client-side. He has developed sales, training, keynote, IPO and strategy presentations.
4:00 – 4:30 Informal Networking
4:30 – 6:00 Summit Event – Impactful Presentations – an Interactive Workshop with Radiate Presentation Design
6:00 – 8:00 Happy Hour / Networking
▲ Please know that registration closes on the Sunday before the event. If you are interested in attending after we have closed pre-registration, you are very welcome to come to the event and check in at the registration desk. The volunteers will take your name and information, and, provided we have not met the fire code maximum for the room capacity, welcome you to attend the Change Summit. We recommend arriving around 4 pm, when the event desk opens, to ensure you’re at the top of the wait list.
▲ Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.
▲ PLEASE NOTE: Casual audience photographs and/or video may be taken and utilized for marketing purposes. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image to be used for our internal promotion as we see fit.
After the show, it's the after-party... Join us at for some Networking and Happy Hour action from 6:00-8:00 PM (location to be announced during the Summit)
MnCMN Members: Free
Guests and NonMembers: $20
9700 France Ave S *The Garden Room in the Kopp Student Center *
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
PARKING: Please use the west parking lot and enter through the west doors