How not to commit murder with PowerPoint

‘DEATH by PowerPoint’ is one of the great contemporary business metaphors. Unfortuantely, as technical professionals, we are often amongst those commiting the ‘murder’, as well as being the victim.

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By way of disclosure, SB’s  past has included periods as a PowerPoint ‘serial killer’, however, over the year’s efforts have been made, advice taken, and, as such, the fatality rate has dropped.

In an effort to stem the mass murder across our industry, here are some ‘rules’ for making good technical presentations, some from presentation experts, and some learnt the hard way.

On preparation

1.     Presentation, handouts or both: Are you creating a presentation primarily to be seen on the screen, or for an audience to take away as a document for further study? Presentations should be visually simple with an equally simple narrative. Handouts should contain all th...

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