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Making awesome powerpoint presentations Making awesome powerpoint presentations Presentation Transcript

  • Avoid Most CommonPresentation Mistakes
  • Mistake #1You dontknow your topic?SolutionDive deep into the topicbefore creating thepresentation and collectenough information
  • Mistake #2Slides are NOT yourpresentation!SolutionSimplify the contentUse bullets for key infoSpeak to the audience not the screen View slide
  • 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! View slide
  • Mistake #4Poorly chosendesign template!SolutionChoose design appropriate to audienceHave a straightforward and clean layoutKeep it relevant to the industry
  • Mistake #5Electrifyingcolor choices!SolutionDark text on light background and vice versaTextured/Gradient background make it hard to read the textKeep the color scheme consistent
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mistake #9Different animationon each slide!SolutionDon’t distract your audience with too much animation and soundDesign your presentation with “less is more” philosophy
  • Mistake #10AVOIDhardware malfunctions!SolutionTest your hardware well before the presentation beginCarry an alternate equipment of one with most vulnerable to failure
  • Use the most powerfulpresentation techniques
  • Technique #1Engage your audienceEMOTIONALLY!SolutionSpeak to people’s mind as well as their heartTo unearth the emotional appeal, ask yourself “Why?” questions
  • 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
  • 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
  • Technique #4Watch yourREADABILITY!SolutionUse any color/background but make it easy to readTry different versions of colors, fonts, backgrounds and practice it
  • Technique #5Always Keep in mindThe definition of SLIDE!SimplifyLose the clichesInformation needs emphasisDesignate elementsEmpathy for the audience
  • In the END!Say not only justTHANK YOU
  • Your FeedbackPlease!
  • Sampurna Nand JakhmolaHead, Creative DesignSMARTech Interactivehttp://www.smartech.co.inprojects@smartech.insupport@smartech.in