The Presenter Manifesto

The Presenter Manifesto

It all started with the basics. In 1950s a Dutch archeologist H. R. van Heekere discovered a hand stencil in a cave on Sulawesi island, Indonesia. By far, it is the oldest example of visual presentation created more than 39,000 years ago. Cave art, hieroglyphs, pottery, mosaics, sculptures, manuscripts, painting, maps… These all are objects of the visual communication language; all of them present some story to us. But to create any of those objects you had to devote your entire life to learn the art. Today, this is different. With technology evolvement millions of people have the ability to quickly share their ideas in a visual way with the help of PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides. This, however, led to a new problem, which is 90% of the presentation delivered on the daily basis are far from effective. Making bad slides nowadays became super easy. This happens not because the presenters lack creativity, but because they simply don't know what makes for a great presentation. Nobody teaches them how people perceive information, and what are the best ways to deliver it. And as a result most presenters fail. They fail to win people's attention and communicate their ideas clearly, which leads to loosing their clients, investors and colleagues. With The Presenter we want to change this. We want to create a content that will show and teach you, our dear reader, how effective presentations should work in the modern world.

If you're eager to get such kind of knowledge, I sincerely invite you to join our journey.
It all started with the basics. In 1950s a Dutch archeologist H. R. van Heekere discovered a hand stencil in a cave on Sulawesi island, Indonesia. By far, it is the oldest example of visual presentation created more than 39,000 years ago. Cave art, hieroglyphs, pottery, mosaics, sculptures, manuscripts, painting, maps… These all are objects of the visual communication language; all of them present some story to us. But to create any of those objects you had to devote your entire life to learn the art. Today, this is different. With technology evolvement millions of people have the ability to quickly share their ideas in a visual way with the help of PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides. This, however, led to a new problem, which is 90% of the presentation delivered on the daily basis are far from effective. Making bad slides nowadays became super easy. This happens not because the presenters lack creativity, but because they simply don't know what makes for a great presentation. Nobody teaches them how people perceive information, and what are the best ways to deliver it. And as a result most presenters fail. They fail to win people's attention and communicate their ideas clearly, which leads to loosing their clients, investors and colleagues. With The Presenter we want to change this. We want to create a content that will show and teach you, our dear reader, how effective presentations should work in the modern world.

If you're eager to get such kind of knowledge, I sincerely invite you to join our journey.
Vasyl Slobodian
Founder of BaseTemplates