9 PowerPoint tips for real business people

The internet is full of great tips on how to make PowerPoint slides PERFECT. But most people are not selling the world’s sexiest product and won’t take the time to make slides PERFECT. This post is for you, the real business people. 9 simple effective tips…

 

These are the basics for good looking PPT slides. They will keep you on-track for 90% of your business needs:

  • Only have 1 message or main idea per slide
  • …and make that message your slide title
  • Prefer visual messages to text
  • Replace numeric tables with charts
  • Limit the number of bullets to 5 or 6
  • Limit the number of words per bullet to 5 or 6
  • Use font size 24 to 48
  • Use “normal” fonts
  • Use a dark background with light text (if your marketing department will let you!)

 

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Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ShlY95X4E

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