Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Without Being Too “Out There”

Boring presentations are almost the de facto standard when it comes to business and academic presentations. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple tips you can take to avoid “Death by PowerPoint” without going to the extreme of making your presentation a keynote worthy event that a professional speaker would perform.

Preparing a conference presentation or keynote is a significant undertaking, one that it is recommended to spend 36-90 hours of preparation for every hour of presentation. But how about those “mini” presentations, those ones that aren’t career defining? Maybe you need to make a presentation at a business meeting or update a working group and while you don’t need to spend a ton of time preparing it, you don’t want to send your audience into a PowerPoint induced coma either.

Here are a few tips to make your slide deck more interesting.


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