Of course, if you use external help to create PowerPoint presentations, it will cost you money. But working time is incurred during the creation anyway. Either your own, or the time of external specialists. However, the professionals work faster and with better end result than the average PowerPoint user. In the cost-benefit calculation, the presentation experts clearly bring the better result
Three years ago, our agency assisted a corporation with the design and production of their presentations. One day I received a request from them to train some of their marketing people to become presentation experts. I agreed and subsequently conducted a whole series of workshops in this company. The results were very satisfactory for both sides. The managing director called me, thanked me for the great training and explained that he would put his freshly trained experts straight to work on the upcoming trade show presentation. We had actually always done those in the last few years. I wondered whether I had scored an own goal. A few weeks later, the call came that we should take over again after all. The time required and the need for additional expertise had been greatly underestimated.
Presentation experts are not a luxury
There are certainly situations where a professional is not absolutely necessary. For example, if you have a lot of time, you can also experiment a little yourself. There are classic car enthusiasts who spend many years tinkering with a car and are happy when they have made a little progress. You practically never have this time in the working world. Today, no company can accept mediocre work results either. Everyone needs better and better results in less and less time. But only true professionals can really deliver absolute top results quickly. Especially in presentations, you can quickly see the difference between amateurs and professionals. The reason is the ever-increasing level of presentations in the business sector. Even average work results in this area today already require considerable expertise.
The increasing technical possibilities require expertise and experience
Many tumor patients can be saved today with minimally invasive laser surgery who would have died 20 years ago. However, this requires surgeons to undergo intensive further training. A general surgeon will not be able to perform a procedure as well as a specialist, even if given the same technical equipment. Even with presentations, completely different technical possibilities are available today than when PowerPoint was introduced at the end of the 1980s. A professional from back then would clearly be overwhelmed by the technical possibilities of 2019. But even today’s presentation experts need to keep up with the latest developments. State-of-the-art presentation technology changes continuously. Always keeping up to date requires a lot of time. No employee with other responsibilities can do that as an additional benefit.
When outsourcing pays off
Every employee or self-employed person usually has to manage several tasks during their working hours. Creating and presenting PowerPoint presentations is usually not his main task. The experts of a presentation agency are clearly superior in know-how and experience. You will achieve much better results much faster. Could you still manage a presentation yourself with your own resources? Yes, in principle. However, the employees who are entrusted with this task are then missing elsewhere. The quality of the result depends on the current level of knowledge of the employees. If it is important for your company that your presentation is sure to be a success, professionals will get to the desired goal faster and, above all, safely. Whenever target groups are to be addressed with the greatest possible success, outsourcing pays off.
The advantages of hiring presentation agencies at a glance:
- Focus on the core business,
- Significant increase in quality,
- Simplification of processes (to be passed on to agency),
- Shortening the time of processes (agency works faster, more efficiently),
- Additional services such as training of the speaker, technical support.
Good presentation agencies with presentation experts can achieve far better results in much less time than employees with PowerPoint skills. The client also has the certainty that, for example, his company presentation or trade fair presentation will achieve the greatest possible success. These benefits far outweigh the costs.
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Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Informatiker Matthias Garten as the expert for multimedia presentations and professional PowerPoint presentations knows about the art of professional slide design. He is an entrepreneur, speaker (TOP 100 Speaker), trainer (TOP 100 Excellence Trainer), multiple book author, presentation coach (presentation training), member of the GSA and Club 55, organizer of the Presentation Conference, Presentation Bootcamp and Presentation Rocket Day. In addition to PowerPoint and presentation training, he inspires and advises companies to present themselves even more effectively and thus stand out from competitors. He is the business owner of the presentation and PowerPoint agency smavicon Best Business Presentations and with his team has created over 10,000 professional PowerPoint presentations for over 150 industries since 1993.