FT Article Discussion – How Slides Help or Hinder your Message

December 4, 2012

in Creating your visual aids, PowerPoint, Prezi

What do you think of this great article addressing poor business presentation visuals?

The main ideas are:

–         Presentation visuals should be visual based.

–         Start preparing your presentation away from the computer.

–         Tell stories and entertain your audience.

Financial Times Article Discussion - How Slides Help or Hinder your Message

It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but it’s great to see the issue addressed by people like the Financial Times, because I think it’s time we addressed the huge amount of poor presentations given each year – and the negative effects they have on the businesses concerned.

“Slides should only exist to be projected, never printed and never shared. Asking for a copy of slides should become a sackable offence,” says Mr Walken. Or, as Jim says, “great presentation visuals make poor hand-outs.”

What do you think?

Hannah Jones
Hannah has spent the last few months getting to know PowerPoint and Prezi, and sharpening her design skills. Hannah shares presentation design and delivery advice as she learns it, and can often be found sharing the articles which have helped her on Twitter @impacttips.
Hannah Jones

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