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There’s a certain art to putting together a solid presentation and PowerPoint and Keynote are the primary tools of the trade. The “art” comes into play when you’re trying to set yourself apart; so how you use the tools is of great importance. Often it is the design of the presentation itself that does the trick.
Click to view It's hard enough standing in front of a crowd delivering a presentation. To ease the worry, here are five mistakes that are easily avoidable when creating a PowerPoint presentation. It's easy to blame PowerPoint for boring presentations, but designer Jesse Desjardins suggests that more often than not, the speaker's to blame, not the tool. In Desjardins' presentation (embedded above), he outlines five common presentation design mistakes that can be easily avoided, along with suggestions on how you might do so. While it's important to build your presentation so your audience isn't stuck reading bullet point after bullet point, and instead are open to larger graphics that can be seen from even the farthest rows back, it really comes down to preparation.
Feb 09 2011 Making a great presentation is not easy. It’s something that requires hard work, thought and practice. And did I mention practice?
I am one of those people who loves giving speeches and presentations. From what I have heard, I’m in a minority. Many people dislike giving speeches, but I’ve always had a hard time understanding that.