Effective slides provide valuable visual support for the information you are presenting in two ways: the slides help the audience to understand, and they help the speaker to give a stronger presentation. I’ve seen presentations that had too many words on their slides and the audience would become distracted within minutes. So, for maximum effect, keep the slides simply by doing the following (in the podcast).
- Use large text (at least 28 point) and a clear font style.
- Use bullets and short sentences.
- Label visuals carefully — minimally but clearly.
- Limit video to two minutes.
- Limit the use of special effects (e.g., sounds and animation).
- Have a uniform approach (e.g., all slides enter from the same side).
Remember, your spoken presentation is the focus — the slides are just the support.
- Prepare the slides after establishing the main points of your presentation.
- Include one slide for every two to three minutes of presentation only.
What would happen if a speaker/presenter did not follow each piece of advice? Tune into the podcast down below.