10 Tips for More Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Skip It Altogether

In some cases you might just be better off skipping the PowerPoint powder keg altogether. As we've pointed out, concocting a perfectly crafted and highly effective presentation using PowerPoint as a visual tool is rife with challenges, so you might be better off just avoiding the terrain entirely [source: Kawasaki].

Instead, you can give your presentation and disseminate visual logistics and further details before or after you speak, so your audience can enjoy the benefit of viewing more details in regards to your plan of action, without distracting from you, the presenter.

For lots more information on PowerPoint presentations and related business topics, check out the links below.

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  • "Choose the Right Colors for Your PowerPoint Presentation." Microsoft Office. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/choose-the-right-colors-for-your-powerpoint-presentation-HA001012072.aspx
  • Feld, Brad. "Great Board Meetings." AlwaysOn. Oct. 12, 2011. http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Great-Board-Meetings
  • Galian, Joseph. "Advice on Giving a Good PowerPoint Presentation." University of Minnesota Duluth. April 2006. http://www.d.umn.edu/~jgallian/goodPPtalk.pdf
  • Kawasaki, Guy. "The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint." How to Change the World. Dec. 30, 2005. http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2005/12/the_102030_rule.html#axzz1gMP8k200
  • Paradi, Dave. "When Should You Use PowerPoint?" Think Outside the Slide. http://www.thinkoutsidetheslide.com/articles/whenusepowerpoint.htm
  • "Powerpoint Design: The Good, The Pretty, and the Really, Really Ugly." The University of California. http://www.ucdc.edu/support/students/Powerpoint%20Docs/Powerpoint%20Design.pdf
  • Price, Ian. "PowerPoint with no 'Power' and little point." Business Training Direct. http://www.businesstrainingdirect.co.uk/articles_powerpoint.php
  • "What is good PowerPoint Design?" Presentation Zen. Sep. 5, 2005. http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html
  • Wuorio, Jeff. "Presenting with PowerPoint: 10 dos and don'ts." Microsoft Business. http://www.microsoft.com/business/en-us/resources/technology/business-software/powerpoint-tips.aspx?fbid=DkJeuTTIKWx


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