Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Seth on PowerPoint

Seth Godin has a terrific piece on making an excellent PowerPoint presentation.

For example, I've seen plenty of articles talk about how you shouldn't use bullets on slides, or how you should reduce the amount of text you show on a slide. But, when push comes to shove, it's not always clear how to apply that advice. Seth's recommendations, on the other hand, seem to provide a recipe that one can actually follow.

For example, instead of stressing that you should have fewer chunks of text on a slide, Seth suggests that you provide a detailed document to go along with your presentation. And most importantly, you tell your audience you'll be giving it to them after you're done talking. Like all good advice, this seems obvious once you've heard it. Yet I've never seen this executed before.

If you do PowerPoint, or want to give better presentations, his advice is a must read.

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