Limit bullet points and text If your audience can read your presentation--you don’t really need to be there.
Limit transitions and animations
Use high quality graphics NOT clip Art!
Use video where appropriate. Video is a powerful tool, when used appropriately!
Before working on your presentation, decide on three takeaways or less, then be sure to repeat them throughout the delivery to lock-in their importance. The human mind can only handle a few points at a time--don’t overload your audience with important information. They will forget it.
Too many ideas will clutter your slide and obfuscate your main point! What is the main point here?
Simplify your approach and slides Don’t use cliches in your presentation--neither visual nor vocal. Base your presentation on your audience’s information needs
Don’t create visual fatigue.
Slides should emphasize your points, but should not tell the reader your points.
Don’t read your slides--otherwise--you don’t really need to be there--do you?
Presentations using slides best practices 9-2014
Presentations Using Slides: Best Practices
A Presentation by Max Macias
Limit Bullet Points and Text
Don’t do this:
1) Outline main points with bullets
2) Talk about your points
3) Use slides only for emphasis
4) Too much text clutters the slide and minds
Limit Transitions and Animations
This is tough to watch when overly done.
Nobody likes this--it can make one dizzy.
I will frequently leave presentations like this.
This is a major faux pas.