We've all attended really awful, boring, and senseless presentations, haven't we? And haven't we sat through numerous presentations where the PPT slides were so full of irrelevant info that we fell asleep on the spot?

You've suffered from Death by PowerPoint! And sadly, this disease is still alive and well today.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Regardless of what presentation experts tell you about avoiding PPT completely, neuroscience has proven that a correctlydesigned PPT deck is a key influence tool.

The key word here is correctlydesigned PPT deck,which means that many "expert rules" are not useful when we want to influence an audience with our message and our PPT deck.

For example, have you heard of the 6x6 PPT rule? (6 bullet points per slide with no more than 6 words per bullet), or the 10/20/30 rule? (max 10 slides, max 20 mins, and min font size of 30). These still cause Death by PowerPoint and influence no one!

What then, are the golden rules of using PPT to influence based on science? Simple:

  1. One point, one slide,
  2. Font size — as large as possible and fill up the entire slide if necessary to get your point across,
  3. Careful use of just two types of fonts throughout your deck, preferably sans serif fonts (sans serifs fonts are those without the curly tips),
  4. Images are good, but not the same old tired ones everyone's seen before.

Of course, there's more science-based rules and these are just some.

Interested in influencing your audience with your message and PPT deck? Then do join us for this session where more science-based PPT tips are shared, and you'll practice designing slides that influence!

Please bring your laptop or iPad along as we'll practice, practice and then practice some more designing PPT slides to influence.


13:00 Registration & Networking
13:15 Session
15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Session
17:00 Session Ends

Refreshments will be served during the coffee break for the attendees.


  • Jeff Tan

    Jeff Tan

    Your workshop trainer, Jeff Tan, is an influence fanatic! Which means he spends his days learning about the science of influence, or designing content or strategies to help his clients influence others.

    In this workshop, Jeff will share with you the secrets of influencing others using a PPT deck. He’ll explain the best practices from the masterminds behind mind-blowing presentations like an Apple product launch, to TED talks where the speaker influences using minimalist PPT decks, to actual corporate decks from his work with MNCs that actually influenced the audience.

    Naturally, Jeff is more than just a PPT deck trainer. He walks the talk and runs his own content marketing agency, which means he creates PPT decks to influence everyday!

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Member Price RMB 360
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Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 500
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Standard Price RMB 650
Door Price RMB 650
Voucher Ticket

Please select this option if you have a half-day training credit.
Attendees must present voucher at registration to gain free admittance. Otherwise standard door prices will apply.

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  • All registrations shall be made online before the session. For full-day sessions, payment also shall be made before the session.
  • For half-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend free of charge with Training Credit*; AmCham Shanghai members without Training Credit are eligible to attend at “Member Rate”; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate".
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  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Members please bring your membership card and non-members bring your business card upon check-in at the training session.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • This session requires confirmation of attendance in advance. If you attend this session without prior registration, you will be charged an RMB50 "walk-in" fee as member and RMB100 as employee.
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a half-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at (86 21) 6279 7119 ext. 5671 or email ivette.corominas@amcham-shanghai.org no less than 24 hours in advance. If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify Ivette Corominas at least two weeks prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made within two weeks before the session will not be refundable.
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*What is Training Credit?
As an extra offer to all AmCham Shanghai members, each member will be granted with ONE Training Credit with their valid membership term. Members are able to use the Training Credit to register for the training session they are interested in, free of charge. The Training Credit can only be used by the member him/herself. The Training Credit is not transferrable or refundable for cash.


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Shanghai, China

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