Featured Visual Aids

Develop Your PowerPoint Like a Pro Without Hard, Fast Rules

People often ask us about the rules for PowerPoint. Some examples include, “What’s the rule for … the number of bullets on a slide?” the number of words per bullet?” the number of slides a...
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Featured Preparation

When You Didn’t Make the Slides You’re Delivering

Sometimes in workshops, we discover that our learners are working with slides or whole decks they didn’t create, and some of these slides are not only unnatural to deliver but also confusing in...
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Featured Presentation Rules

9 Habits of Highly Effective Business Presenters

A friend and fellow ATD Chicagoland board member sent this article to me, 9 Habits of Highly Effective Speakers, and asked what I thought. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, here is a...
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Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 4 of 4)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 This is the final article in a series focusing on the need to take a fresh look at the visuals you use in your presentations. This article focuses on visuals intended to...
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Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 3 of 4)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 4 This is the third in a series of four articles about the need to take a fresh look at the visuals you use in your presentations. In this article I’ll talk about images that...
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Introduction - Aug 27, 2013

Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1, Part 3, Part 4 This is the second in a series of four articles about the need to take a fresh look at the visuals you use in your presentations. Here’s the question I posed at the end of the last article. As you know,...
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Presentation Rules - Aug 5, 2013

Rethinking the Visual Component of Your Presentations (Part 1 of 4)

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 We need a new way to talk about the visual component of business presentations. I didn’t use the term “visual aids” to describe this part of the process for a reason. That term, one that has been around...
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2 min read
FAQs - Aug 25, 2009

Using PowerPoint Transitions

Question: I really like the way some presenters use PowerPoint to transition from one topic to the next.  They seem so smooth.  What can I do to be more like that?
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FAQs - Jan 15, 2009

Should I Apologize for Bad Slides?

Question: I’m stuck having to present some pretty bad slides.  They are too complicated and present more information than I need for my presentation.  I can’t change them for a lot of reasons that I won’t go into here.  I’ve...
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