Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 17. Enhancing Presentations with Slides and Other Visuals
Often the design of our slides actually promotes too much text and leads to reading the slides.
When you are talking about date based events or information, don't use a simple list of the dates with no visual.
When you are presenting a calculation and how changes will affect it, make sure you do it so that the information is clearly understood.
Legal topics can be dry and boring if presented using slides that simply contain the words from a document.
In many training situations, too much text is put on the slide.
When explaining a technique, it is better to show than to tell.
Guy Kawasaki illustrates a simple-to-remember and truly effective mini-set of rules to conquer PowerPoint's typical low-legibility, visual boredom, and inability to augment the presentation being delivered.
Analogies are a good way to help the audience understand your point.