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Improve Your Powerpoint Presentation or Die!

Improve Your Powerpoint Presentation or Die!

Giving good presentations is crucial if you are going to be memorable to people and news worthy to media. You can’t put on a book signing or a workshop and then put people to sleep if you are to be successful and sell products or expand your professional or personal brand.

There are lots of little tips you can pick up if you are going to be an effective presenter.

I’ve done a short self-assessment of my own presenting skills. Here are my top tips or lessons learned:

I have yet to be able to do what Seth Godin says to do, which is limit the number of words on a slide to no more than six words, but I do try!

I use the largest font size possible.

I do not read from the slide. I talk about what’s on the slide.

I do use really good pictures to illustrate what I’m talking about!

I reduce the number of slides to the absolute minimum.

I make sure every slide is truly important.

I change slides about once every 30 seconds.

I get it over fast.

This is a very funny and useful short video by comedia Don McMillan on how to make better presentations if you are using Powerpoint.

Posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 7:36 am In
powerpoint, presentations, speaking