17 August 2009

The fight against boring Powerpoint presentations continues…

I get a lot of compliments about my presentations, mainly because I use big images, minimal text and a sense of humour. The following presentation is a good one to show the basic principles that I follow and it will give both novices and more importantly experts, some very clear advice on what makes a great presentation. This form of communication is becoming more relevant every day – so if you want to be good at it, taking the time to research how other people present is time very well spent. I continually trawl through the website Slideshare.com for ideas. There are literally tens of thousands of presentations on every topic imaginable.

7 thoughts on “The fight against boring Powerpoint presentations continues…”

  1. Amir says:

    Dear Andrew.
    As my experience, students learn more and more by interesting power point compare with boring text. keep going with big images, minimal text and a sense of humour presentation.

  2. Andrew, here’s my favorite PowerPoint story, that I posted on CairnsBlog a while back. Enjoy!

    I Hate Powerpoints

  3. Arthur K says:

    I did a Trojan presentation over 10 years ago now and that is exactly what they were preaching back then. 5-7 slides, minimal text, no gimmicks and comics etc. You do the talking and entertain them. The presentation was the guide but you are the show.

  4. what a great presentation! I have shared the post with students visiting my blog


  5. Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

  6. Another a very great read by the author hope to come back more very soon.

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