Summer is still on us, but the school year will be starting very soon… in some instances next week! And with school, comes the need for presentations in the classroom AND at conferences and meetings. AND, the last thing you want to do is give your audience a boring Powerpoint or Google Slides presentation.
The following link has information that will help you spice up your presentation by making effective use of colors, fonts, media, and slide composition. Meaning audiences today are used to getting handouts of the presentation, and you don’t want to give boring presentation with basic text only handouts that will probably just collect dust.
Keep in mind, while most of you use Powerpoint for your presentations, Google Slides is a very good FREE online presentation tool that can do the same things as Powerpoint, as well as allow you to make your presentation from a mobile device, AND take live interactive questions from your audience. They also have the ability to download the presentation as a PDF file, which is a huge money saver and allows you to make changes before and during the presentation and still have the user get the proper version.
Lastly, if any of you would like additional information and even coaching on not only creating effective presentations, but also how to set your presentation stage and proper presentation techniques, you might want to check out my friend Tom Mucciolo and his site MediaNet. Tom is a professor at NYU and has great content that you will find useful.
So check out any and all of the links here, and good luck with your presentations in the classroom, the boardroom, and the conference hall. As always, comments are welcome in the space below.