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There is a great post over on Alerding Castor on the use of PowerPoint or rather the misuse of PowerPoint in a presentation. Other than the use of sound I cannot agree more considering the number of PowerPoint’s I have had to sit through. It amazes me to this day that any tech company considers the use of PowerPoint as “high tech” as it’s just a step above the overhead projector we all remember from High School. Adding transitions, sound and to many words does not change the fact a PowerPoint should do nothing more than highlight what the speaker is reviewing.

The key points he outlines in his post are:

  • No more than six words on a slide.
  • No cheesy images. Use professional stock photo images.
  • No dissolves, spins or other transitions.
  • Sound effects can be used a few times per presentation, but never use the sound effects that are built in to the program.
  • Don’t hand out print-outs of your slides. They don’t work without you there.
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