Presentation Best Practice
With so much advice about presentations, it can be hard to know where to start. What is best practice in presentations?
A great PowerPoint presentation might be built upon an understanding of graphic design, messaging, audience psychology, memory and learning, animation, and presentation skills. Any one of those topics is enough for people to spend a life time mastering. And yet, many of us must stand up and do our best when delivering presentations as part of the “day job”. Not easy.
So, what practice makes for a great presentation? What advice should presenters follow? What hints and tips help make presentations the best they can be?
This section is full of presentation best practice advice and tips for those wanting to rapidly improve their presentations.
2nd May - How much weight should you place on the slide content of your presentation, and how much on the presenter? Which has the biggest impact on effectiveness? Presentation Theory
28th February - PowerPoint Handouts – Should you or shouldn’t you? We take a look at the pros and cons of distributing handouts, and share our best practice guidelines.Presentation Theory
23rd December - What can we learn about winning a pitch from the presentations delivered to FIFA for the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?Presentation Theory
23rd December - Company logos in a presentation: Should you or shouldn’t you? m62 discusses whether including a logo on every slide has a positive or negative effect on audiences.Presentation Theory
29th October - Presentation ideas for daring presenters! This list of quirky presentation ideas includes real examples from some great presentations.Presentation Theory
18th August - Where should you begin when producing a presentation? Our Presenting 101 guide takes presenters through the process, from initial planning, to PowerPoint design and soliciting feedback.Presentation Theory
19th July - What makes a PowerPoint presentation effective? The seven aspects of highly effective presentations, for those who want to become better presenters.Presentation Theory
11th May - How do you make the decision whether or not to use a professional for your PowerPoint presentation? This article addresses the issue, comparing DIY and professional presentation methods.Presentation Theory
27th April - Steve Jobs has received a lot of praise for his presentation skills, but doesn’t Bill Gates deserve his fair share? Here we look at the presentation secrets of Bill Gates, and discuss his strengths and weaknesses.Presentation Theory
- Presentation Ideas
- Seven Aspects of Highly Effective Presentations
- Visual Aids Gone Wrong
- Company Presentation, Brand, and Compliance
- Improving a Sales Presentation
- Presentation Tips that Suck
- Presentation Agency Selection
- Corporate Presentation Tips
- Presentation Optimisation
- The Right Visuals
- Advanced PowerPoint Training
Lori Halsinger, Principal at Mercer
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