5 Useful PowerPoint Tips
Posted by Lior Weinstein on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Human beings are visual creatures and do much better seeing things to understand. That is why PowerPoint is such an important tool for accomplishing a variety of tasks. Though the program is somewhat easy to use, there are some tips that can help increase the success of your PowerPoint presentation.
Less Is More
You may be tempted to fit as much as possible into your presentation in order to make it rich and “meaty.” However, although having solid material is of great importance, you don’t want to overdo it. It needs to be a very fine balance between supplying enough information and being concise.
Have a Backup Plan
Hopefully all will go well with your presentation and you will knock them dead. However, just in case something goes wrong, you need to be prepared. This means having an extra presentation, or even two, as well as posters, and cards in case of a lack of electricity. As they say, the show must go on, so make sure you are prepared to do so.
The Importance of Branding
There isn’t much of a need to discuss the importance of branding during the times in which we live, but it can definitely be emphasized. People respond to things they recognize, and branding does just that. Brand your product, service, or idea. It will help ingrain the idea into everyone’s heads making it both loved and unforgettable.
Turn it into a Story
Everyone, regardless of their age, loves stories. That is why your presentation should be presented and told like a story. It will draw everyone in and have everyone waiting to hear what comes next.
Practice Makes Perfect
You’ve been told from a young age that practice makes perfect, and the saying never grows old. You want your PowerPoint presentation to be a smashing success? All you need to do is practice, and then practice some more. The more you go over your material, the more confident you will feel, and the better the presentation will come off. Delivering a smooth and confident talk goes a long way.
In addition to these five important tips it is important not to forget smaller but no less important details such as including large fonts, bold colors, and lots of images. Make sure that your presentation is original and represents you. By following these guidelines you will be able to provide a significant and impressionable PowerPoint production.