June 8, 2011

PowerPoint Templates for Business Presentations – part 1 of 2

One important decision when designing slides is “which slide template should I use”? A pleasing template can enhance the look of your slides and create the […]
June 7, 2011

Find the Perfect PowerPoint Font in 5 Steps

You want the perfect font to complement your perfect picture. For instance, this uncreative slide has the default Calibri font. Ugh! Which font would work better? Here’s five […]
June 6, 2011

Straighten Out Sloppy Slides with 3 Alignment Tools – PowerPoint Video Tip #11

Sloppy slides are like the used car salesman with the bad hair combover, rumpled suit and ketchup stains on his tie. You don’t know if you […]
June 4, 2011

3 Story Shapes according to Kurt Vonnegut

Some experts say a presentation, told as a story, has a shape. Actually, famed author Kurt Vonnegut shows there are at least three shapes describing different kinds of stories. Do any […]
June 2, 2011

Mitt Romney’s Health Care PowerPoint Slides Improved in 5 Steps

Mitt Romney has been criticized for using PowerPoint slides to explain his health care plan. His slides are a bit of a mess but I want to […]
May 23, 2011

3 Lies SourPointers Tell You About PowerPoint and the Columbia Disaster

It’s easy to spot a SourPointer – someone with an irrational hatred for PowerPoint. They will begin their rant by accusing PowerPoint of helping cause the […]
May 21, 2011

Real Leaders Don’t Do PowerPoint (Chris Witt) Book Review

Even though I wrote a book on how to use PowerPoint more effectively in business, the truth is there are different kinds of presentations. PowerPoint is […]
May 20, 2011

The Secrets of Storytelling in the Boardroom, Part 7 – Using Stories to Bring Your Slides to Life

We’ve now covered three ways to use storytelling in a boardroom presentation: to introduce the presentation, to increase interest and to structure the entire presentation. We […]
May 19, 2011

3 Tricks When the Picture Won’t Fit

Sometimes your picture fits awkwardly on the slide, leaving an unfinished-looking section of slide. What do you do? Here’s my three favorite tricks. 1. Use a […]
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