A few tips on using powerpoint effectively
I’m not the biggest fan of powerpoint but it does seem likely that we can add this to the ‘death & taxes’ category – they are always going to be with us. Now, that doesn’t mean that we are doomed to suffering through hours of text crammed into bullet points. Visit noteandpoint.com for some excellent examples of beautiful and effective powerpoint presentations.
My favourite example from the site is by the team at The Economist…and not just because it’s The Economist either. This deck is simple yet seems to communicate the message to me. Even without the aid of a speaker, I feel like I’ve learned a little about the importance of brand marketing through recessions. If I were in marketing this might even be a message that I would care about. For more tips on how to stifle the yawns at your next presentation you may want to try some of the following:
- Discussion (somewhat lengthy) of really bad powerpoint presentations
- Nine steps to creating your own powerpoint magic
- How to use grids to design powerpoint slides
- Terrible powerpoints in stand-up comedy