What Makes an Effective PowerPoint Presentation
The best PowerPoint presentations shouldn’t be remembered. Instead, they should fall into the background to support you and the message you’re trying to get across.
What does stand out as a distraction, however, is a bad PowerPoint presentation. Whether it’s a million lines of text, a disjointed flow, ugly photos, or poor design, bad PowerPoints detract from the overall message you’re trying to get across (while also undermining your own credibility as a professional or speaker).
Knowing how to use PowerPoint and work within it quickly is helpful, but more important is making a good presentation that hits all your goals, as well as delivering it effectively. A great PowerPoint presentation is:
Prepared to Win. Researched, planned, and prepared professionally, so you can deliver the right message to your target audience effectively.
Designed Correctly. With points that are illustrated, and visually stand-out, without overwhelming your audience or unnecessarily complicating your message.
Practised to Perfection. Rehearsed and timed so your points land as practised with your live audience.
Delivered with Poise. Presented with a relaxed inner-calm and confident outward projection, while communicating warmth, excitement, and energy.
Free from Mistakes. Devoid of cheesy clipart, nonessential flashiness, miscues like reading directly from promoters, and other easy to avoid problems.