November 14, 2013

How to Make Your Slides Not Look Like PowerPoint

I’ve heard a lot of advice on how to make your slides look more professional. But one of the best pieces of advice is this: try […]
December 14, 2012

Critique of Assertion-Evidence Research

I read a lot of research papers on the most effective way to present information. So I was intrigued, and then disappointed, to read this paper […]
April 4, 2012

Gorgeous Alternative to Bullet Points

Here’s a really nice alternative to bullet points (and sub-bullets!) on slides, courtesy of presentation consultant Gavin McMahon over at Make a Powerful Point. Use shapes […]
December 5, 2011

The #1 Best Advice for Choosing PowerPoint Fonts

In my workshops, I’m often asked which is the best font to use on PowerPoint slides. The short answer is to choose a font the way […]
November 7, 2011

The #1 Time to Avoid Bullet Points

Here’s a pet peeve of mine, and a quick tip you can use to present your ideas more clearly. What’s wrong with this slide? The problem is the […]
October 31, 2011

Finally! A Printable Character Map of the Wingdings Fonts

When you need an icon or symbol, like a lightning bolt or checkmark, it’s sometimes hard to navigate the different Wingdings and Webdings fonts. So I […]
October 24, 2011

Cheat Sheet for Creating Numbers Inside Circles

Sometimes it comes in handy to use numbers within your text to refer to numbers in your diagram. Like this slide. You might just use a […]
August 22, 2011

A Handy Trick – PowerPoint Line Breaks

Skilled typographers go nuts when they see poor line breaks in text. Do you know when to add a manual line break? It will make your slides look more […]
August 9, 2011

Steve Jobs Unveils iCloud Reading (Gasp!) Text Slides

Presentation guru Steve Jobs would never unveil iCloud reading the text right off his slides. Would he? Fast forward to (3:17-3:55) and (6:10-6:47) and see for yourself. [youtube=] […]
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