Have you ever seen a “GREAT” speaker or presenter, but their PowerPoint presentation sucked? Putting together a super impressive and memorable slideshow requires some time and effort if you really want to WOW your audience.
Many presenters, myself included, tend to lean toward having too much content, too many words, and typically way too many slides for those keynote opportunities. But there is so much information and so much to share right?
Yes, but putting all that information into a slideshow makes for good notes and key-points for us to remember and discuss, but it also turns a potentially awesome PowerPoint presentation into a failing disaster.
- How important are color schemes?
- Do you really think the font you’re using matters?
- What about images, graphics, photos, and symbols?
Do these really have an impact on your PowerPoint slides and the effectiveness of your presentation? You bet they do. After reviewing these tips, your PowerPoint presentations will never be the same… and that’s a good thing!
In every single case, your presentation should contain all the elements above that support and lead to your audience being sold on your idea, your service, your product, or whatever it is that you’re pitching, and not distracted, bored, and disgusted with your PowerPoint slideshow.