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Tips to present better

If you want to improve your ability to create powerful business presentations you have to master three aspects: preparation, design and delivery. In these articles I'll show you how.

A PowerPoint slide contains on average 40 words. With such an average the reason why most presentations are boring is quite obvious. With a presentation your job is to move your audience towards your idea, your product, your project or your cause. But you’ll never be able to move anyone...

Animations in presentations seem to be very popular. For many presenters the desire to animate as many elements as possible in their slides is too strong to resist. (I have to admit that that block of text appearing from the top right all the way to the bottom left is...

This is my favourite topic: the logo on every slide, from the first to the fortieth. The logo on every slide is one of the most common habits in the corporate world. 

Here’s my take on it: it's useless and there are better ways to sell yourself or your company....

Nobody. The design principles we've introduced in the previous articles are principles that can be used to create better slides, but who says that in order to make an effective presentation you have to use slides?

There are many top speakers who always present without slides. Take Gary Vaynerchuk or...

In the last blog post we said that slides and documents aren’t the same thing and that presenters should separate the two when creating presentations. The solution to providing more details which cannot be included in the slides (remember that we want to follow a more visual approach to presentations)...

In my experience helping clients improve their presentations, I’ve often received such comments: 

How can I follow the approach you propose? It will never work in my industry, or in the company I work for, or with my boss who insists on asking for text-heavy slides. I understand that visual...