The Most Important Slide in Your Presentation is No Slide at All

The power of a blank slideImagine yourself in the audience as the speaker leads you through his colorful PowerPoint presentation. Midway through his presentation, the screen fades to black, and the speaker is momentarily silent. Where do your eyes go? To the speaker, of course. Silence sweeps over the room as all eyes focus on the speaker and all ears anticipate the next words. You’ve just experienced one of the most important techniques to keep your audience engaged. Read more

PDF: A Better Way to Distribute & Share Your PowerPoint Presentation

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There are many reasons for sharing and distributing your PowerPoint presentation. I’ve found that in most cases, distributing your slides in PDF format has some important advantages, both for you and your presentation’s recipients. Read more

PowerPoint Fonts – How to Font-Proof Your Next Presentation

May 13, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

PowerPoint Fonts: Proceed with Caution

I recently remarked to a colleague that I’ve seen a PowerPoint presentation malfunction of one sort or another at virtually every conference or meeting I have attended. Too often a simple step could have prevented a disastrous result, and this couldn’t be more true for PowerPoint fonts. If you’ve ever spent hours preparing a presentation with thoughtfully selected fonts only to see many of your fonts suddenly change at the moment of truth — when you’re on stage and presenting — then you’ve encountered the PowerPoint font trap. Read more

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