Harness the power of PowerPoint

Giving presentations is part of the job for a project professional whether it's leading a kickoff meeting or giving a status update. This article provides tips for creating PowerPoint presentations that are clear, professional, and engaging. In doing so, it gives a list of mistakes to avoid and identifies eight simple rules for creating a visual presentation. These are the eight rules that are covered: don't rush in; don't overuse jargon; the fewer the slides the better; use storytelling techniques; focus on the essentials; pay attention to alignment; take the readability test; and make adjustments--even mid-presentation.
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