In the corporate world, there is one bad habit (or collection of bad habits) we’d like to see everyone kick: poor use of PowerPoint. Even the most skilled presenters can do better.
Replacing bad PowerPoint habits with more effective techniques helps you tell a more engaging story, connect with your listeners and even change the conversation.
You might feel stuck in a rut with your PowerPoint slides. If so, imagine how your audience is feeling. Do you notice people’s eyes glazing over? Can you blame them?
Ask yourself: What can you do to liven things up, bring a fresh perspective to your presentation visuals and help your listeners to “get it”?
Here are three common PowerPoint mistakes that you can easily replace with more savvy tactics:
1. Following equations of ‘X slides per minute’
Have you been asked to limit your presentation to a certain number of slides? Some mistakenly believe that the length of a presentation should be measured by the number of slides you show. That misconception leads people to look for a magic number of slides per minute for an ideal presentation. There is no such thing.