Posted by Damon O'Hanlon
The dreaded ‘slideshow presentation’. We’ve all sat through some terrible ones. Which is tragic, considering that a few simple tips could save the world from hours and hours of mind-numbing boredom. But in truth, most people were never taught how to do a presentation the right way. It's never too late, though, so don’t be a murderer of fun and clarity. Learn these tips, and wow everyone at your next presentation.
1. Pre-write before you begin making any slides
Before you even fire up your presentation-making-software, sit down and make an outline or draw a flowchart.
You’re telling a story here. In most cases, your presentation should have a hook, a beginning, a middle, and an end. Maybe you introduce a problem, discuss its facets, and conclude with a solution. Maybe you ask a question, which gets explored, and ultimately leads to an answer.
Get the story of your presentation hammered out, and then shape your slides to help you tell that story.
2. Start with a blank or ‘title’ slide