Sorry, dear readers, but I’m on a bit of a rant.
Let’s keep this really simple. What should be in a PowerPoint presentation?
- Few words — if you have more than 8 words on your slide — kill it.
- Pictures — people love images. Use them to convey your ideas. iStockPhoto is a great and inexpensive source of images.
- Story — people respond to stories. Tell a story in your presentation.
- Simple — less is more. Few slides. Less words.
- Convey ideas with images — Speed could be illustrated with a donkey vs. a racehorse. 23% tilted up to the right conveys an increase — without another word.
There is one simple rule to follow. If the presentation is self-explanatory, it’s too complicated. Great presentations REQUIRE a presenter.
There’s a lot of great presenters out there, but the King of Presentations is Steve Jobs of Apple.
Watch Steve present here.
Learn from the best. Your audience will thank you. And I can keep down my food.
Do you have tips to add to 5 Tips for Killer Presentations?
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