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On the right, a doctor holding a clipboard stands in front of a patient sitting on a bed with question marks above their head. On the left text reads, “Webinar — Story Doctors: How to Diagnose and Resuscitate a Sickly Presentation. Presented by Tim May. Wednesday September 21, 2022. 9am PT / 12pm ET." A yellow tag with an icon of a person presenting indicates that there's no recording of this webinar available.

Story Doctors: How to Diagnose and Resuscitate a Sickly Presentation

Whether you’re presenting new data or unpacking “the next big thing,” you have a story to tell—and no one wants their presentation to fall flat on the (meeting room) floor.

In this story clinic, Creative Director Tim May shared common ailments afflicting your presentations—from the nonsensical circular explanation to the bloated PowerPoint deck. He explained how to help your message connect with the internal organs of your audience and gave you practical tools to diagnose and treat common presentation pitfalls. 

During this webinar, attendees learned:

  • How to use classic storytelling devices to revive even the most boring of presentations
  • Proactive steps to diagnose and treat a struggling presentation


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Tim May, Creative Director

Tim has been telling visual stories his entire life. As a designer for XPLANE since 2008, Tim has inspired a cult following of doodlers, visual thinkers, storytellers, and facilitators from all walks of life. In his role as Creative Director, Tim oversees XPLANE’s skilled design team and contributes heavily to client work and brand and thought leadership through webinars, workshops, and courses. 

His larger-than-life facilitation style has helped broker alignment among the most divergent of viewpoints. He frequently helps clients simplify their thinking to tell more compelling stories, with a particular focus on vision, strategy, culture, and process.