What Bugs Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

And put headlines on the slides, like in the newspaper, so I get the main point before looking at all the detail. I want to get points clarified as we go along because otherwise I might not be able to stay attentive -- I''ll still be puzzling over my question. Dear Presenter, You suck.

Five Typographical Errors to Avoid on Your Slides

Manner of Speaking

When used sparingly and properly, slides with bullet points can help convey a message with impact. Once you have crafted compelling (and succinct) content for your bullet-point slides, you need to check them rigorously for typographical errors. Font Size.

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ON THE SPEAKER INTRODUCTION

Sandra Schrift - Executive Speech Coach

Help your introducer by employing a large point size on a 6x9 inch index card (which stays rigid). We’ve all been there: listening to someone totally botch our introduction to an audience. Now is a time to revisit your approach to your speaker introduction and how you support your introducer. Here are tips compiled (by speaker Jeff Davidson)over the years from various masters: Recognize that a good introduction must both set the stage and put the audience at ease.

What presenters can learn from election signs

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Look at what is most effective on election signs and you will see what is effective on text slides - text and background colors with high contrast, simple backgrounds and sans-serif fonts in big point sizes. It is getting close to election time in many areas and the lawns and streets are rapidly becoming decorated with signs for candidates for various offices. One thing presenters should notice when they are driving by these signs is which ones are easiest to read.

Little-used methods to make the delivery of your PowerPoint stand out

Speaking about Presenting

Make your point and then click on the slide to underline or reinforce what you’ve just said. This works best with a PowerPoint slide with a plain background with your message written on it in a clear font in a large point size.