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  • 1. Avoid Most CommonPresentation Mistakes
  • 2. Mistake #1You dontknow your topic?SolutionDive deep into the topicbefore creating thepresentation and collectenough information
  • 3. Mistake #2Slides are NOT yourpresentation!SolutionSimplify the contentUse bullets for key infoSpeak to the audience not the screen
  • 4. Mistake #3Too muchinformation!Solution(K.I.S.S) Keep it simple and sillyand stick to 3 or max 4 point about a topicAudience more likely to retain such info!
  • 5. Mistake #4Poorly chosendesign template!SolutionChoose design appropriate to audienceHave a straightforward and clean layoutKeep it relevant to the industry
  • 6. Mistake #5Electrifyingcolor choices!SolutionDark text on light background and vice versaTextured/Gradient background make it hard to read the textKeep the color scheme consistent
  • 7. Mistake #6Poor Font Choices!SolutionUse easy to read fontsKeep the size consistent throughout the presentationUse no more than two font types (One for headings and one for content)
  • 8. Mistake #7Too much photosand graphs!SolutionUse photos and diagrams only to represent the key infoUse graphics to illustrate, not decorate“Time is money”, remember to use self descriptive images
  • 9. Mistake #8W-A-Ytoo many slides!SolutionUse a maximum of 10-12 slides in a corporate PPT for your audience to stay focusedDon’t put all your vacation photos into a single presentation
  • 10. Mistake #9Different animationon each slide!SolutionDon’t distract your audience with too much animation and soundDesign your presentation with “less is more” philosophy
  • 11. Mistake #10AVOIDhardware malfunctions!SolutionTest your hardware well before the presentation beginCarry an alternate equipment of one with most vulnerable to failure
  • 12. Use the most powerfulpresentation techniques
  • 13. Technique #1Engage your audienceEMOTIONALLY!SolutionSpeak to people’s mind as well as their heartTo unearth the emotional appeal, ask yourself “Why?” questions
  • 14. Technique #2Don’t waste your timeAND of your audience!SolutionPeople can tolerate a presentation for only a maximum of 30 minutes.Only go longer than that only if you are paying your audience for listening to you
  • 15. Technique #3TYPOGRAPHYspeaks volume!SolutionThe right font can make of break your presentationInstead of looking for “Something Cool”, think of the message you want to convey
  • 16. Technique #4Watch yourREADABILITY!SolutionUse any color/background but make it easy to readTry different versions of colors, fonts, backgrounds and practice it
  • 17. Technique #5Always Keep in mindThe definition of SLIDE!SimplifyLose the clichesInformation needs emphasisDesignate elementsEmpathy for the audience
  • 18. In the END!Say not only justTHANK YOU
  • 19. Your FeedbackPlease!
  • 20. Sampurna Nand JakhmolaHead, Creative DesignSMARTech Interactivehttp://www.smartech.co.inprojects@smartech.insupport@smartech.in