All too often presentations contain too much information.
We overload our audiences with PowerPoint Presentations that are cluttered with too many points, confusing messages, a clutter of ordinary photos and fonts and sizes that they can’t read.
Recently I attended a presentation that was exactly that. . . .far too cluttered with information and slides that were second rate. The slides were not well structured, were difficult to read and included clip art that was not relevant.
I walked away not understanding the real message of the presentation.
Keep your PowerPoint presentations clean and concise. Less is more when setting up dot points. Keeping these to a minimum number per slide is best. Three points per slide are enough.
If you are not confident have them professionally done.
Attend presentations and take notes on what you like or dislike about the presentations and learn from this.
Do the research prior to a presentation to understand exactly what your audience want and include these points.
Have someone else proof your PowerPoint prior to your presentation; there is nothing worse than a professional speaker with typos in a presentation.
Have fun with your presentations and keep your audience engaged.