More Presentation Tips

14 September 2007 at 9:01 am 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

More for our ongoing series on PowerPoint:

You can find good tips at Presentation Zen. A nice rule of thumb is 6×6, though I favor 1×6.

Especially with a technical topic one is ensnared to use bullet points. It doesn’t help. It doesn’t stick. As the speaker, you will read the list point by point, with some intermediary “and” and “uh”, and bore the audience. Do it like Steve, not like Bill!

Animations? Cease and desist!

This is from Andreas Zwinkau’s tips on technical presentations.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tf  |  14 September 2007 at 10:04 am

    That Steve v. Bill contrast is rather powerful!

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  14 September 2007 at 10:10 am

    Teppo, I fully expect to see you like this at your next conference presentation:

  • 3. Gary Peters  |  14 September 2007 at 3:23 pm

    As one of the lurking academic accountants on this blog, can I catch a break from the Presentation Zen:

    “Many professionals who give presentations are not actually selling a product, so does all this selling and pitching stuff really apply, say, to academics, researchers, or to the guys down the hall in the accounting department? ”

  • 4. tf  |  14 September 2007 at 6:06 pm

    The simplicity is appealing and beautiful – I am trying to get away from my 12pt font/2 slides per minute/citation-laden ppt presentations – the picture definitely provides something to shoot for.

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