Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, shared his vision in 2017 Developers Conference through a presentation which made everyone loved the ideology behind the discussion. He stressed on how Google is “rethinking all our products” as it transforms its strategies and vision from a mobile-first world to an “A.I.-first” one. Sundar Pichai’s presentation was very convincing for the audience as it reflected the transformation from the traditional presentations.
The entire vision portrait in the presentation was abstracted in the form of visual storytelling. The new outlay of this presentation is used throughout the hierarchy of Google. Senior managers during orientations and training session do stress upon practising less text based presentation.
“Since stories are best told with pictures, bullet points and text-heavy slides are increasingly avoided at Google,”
– Pichai said at the conference.
It was so prominent how Sundar in his presentation did not use those white spaces in filling texts. He did not use his presentation as a news portrait for the audience, he convinced his strategy using visual composition in throughout the presentation.
An expert suggested that the average words used in one slide of the PowerPoint presentation should contain somewhere around 40 words. We studied the slides presented by Pichai and surprisingly, we noticed that he covered 40 words in his 1st 12 slides. His slides mostly contained Images, Illustrations and Videos. The texts was only used to explain few basic happenings across those photos or illustrations. For example, Pichai’s first slide contained seven logos of Google’s primary products. He used texts underneath those logos just to key point the users those products have such as “1 Billion+ Users.”
According to various research scientists it is noticed that a Human being cannot do two things at a time as efficiently as they may do while dealing with one task at a time. Presentation is a task where humans cognitive commitment is required. A human cannot read and listen to a presentation simultaneous with full attention, therefore a presentation would be effective when the reader portraits visuals on screen and elaborates those visual during the presentation. Presentations based on visuals holds larger attention spam than the presentions that contains heavy text base.
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