Getting the Slide Advantage with Philippa Leguen de Lacroix – 271

The Speaking Club · February 21, 2024

About Track

Still one of the most prolific tools around, Powerpoint can literally make or break your presentation, depending on how you use it. That’s why I wanted to get Philippa Leguen de Lacroix on the show. 

She started life employed as a graphic designer, and was increasingly tasked with creating powerpoint slides for the different organisations she worked for. But … Philippa had a yearning to become her own boss, and after a hockey match with another designer pal they decided to start their own agency. That company has gone from strength to strength, pushing the boundaries of powerpoint to deliver jaw dropping presentations that continue to delight audiences and win new clients.

In this show you are going to get some great tips to help you avoid the pitfalls of powerpoint and other types of software, and create slides that support you creating a talk that shines.


What you’ll discover:

  • What made Philippa focus on powerpoint.
  • How you and your slides can build the connection with your audience or trash it.
  • Why the bar for good slides is so low and the bad practice Philippa has seen that you can avoid. 
  • The psychological and physiological things that we need to take into account with our slide creation.
  • What design linked with value means and why it matters.
  • What is more important, the talk content and delivery, or the slides.
  • Why Philippa believes we should still consider powerpoint over other slide software options. 
  • Three great tips for good slide design and creation.


All things Philippa:

Grab Your From Blank Page to Stage Guide and Nail the Topic for a Client Winning Talk


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The Long Win by Cath Bishop



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The Speaking Club

If you want to have a laugh whilst learning how to increase your confidence and public speaking skills, for personal or business growth, then you have come to the right place. Discover tips, tricks and strategies on how to speak and pitch using humour and performance. Find out how to better connect with people’s pain points in a way that they will want to talk about and share, and get the low down on powering up your mind set. Sarah Archer, is a stand-up comedian, playwright, speaker and business woman. She is also author of ‘Cracking Speech Mate! – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker’, and ‘Straight to the Top – How to create and deliver a killer elevator pitch’. Communicating with authenticity and power, influencing through copy, spoken word and body language, managing negative thoughts and anxiety, building authority and trust, story-telling and comedy secrets...oh and we’ll also cover focus and time management ‘cause Sarah has a mind like a butterfly! Join her for fun and aha moments.

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