Feb 2, 2011

Stop being average & start becoming awesome at PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint Presentations are going to be there for as long as we can imagine. The hardware may change or the software may change but we will have to continue to make presentations. Even if we love them or hate them our job (or college) will ask us to present and present well.

Let us decide not to be happy with an 'ok-ok' presentation and go out and give our best shot. Plan better, design better slides and rehearse more so that we can deliver a better presentation.

Why not try to become the best presenter in our college or place of work?

Let us make a conscious effort to evaluate ourselves on the three aspects of making a presentation; planning the content, designing the slides and delivering the presentation. We won't be bad on all three. Let us become conscious of our flaws and give our best to improve on these.

Let us stop being average and start being awesome*.

* I have borrowed this word from an awesome blogger
Chandoo who inspires so many people (including myself) to become awesome in life.


  1. Well, this is easily said. I love nice power point presentations, but in order to do that, you just need design skills. You need to know how to use Photoshop and Illustrator. Best would be if you'd have a designer at hand, but who has that? Well, I don't... so, I can totally improve planing and delivering and of course also designing, but I think that's a hard one to improve on and in many cases limited by my skills.

  2. I completely disagree with you Raphael.

    Let me give you my example because I cannot speak on anyone else's behalf. I was a complete ZERO in PowerPoint when I went to college. In 2 years I improve drastically, so much so that I conducted a workshop on presentations to an audience of 100+. People used to love me for my presentations.

    In the last 2 years I have made scores of business presentations but I have never used Illustrator or Photoshop.

    I agree, if you are a designer, you have an edge. But that's about it. For your presentation to be good, you do not have to jazz up the slides. All you need is an understanding of aesthetics (which can come over time with practice and observation).

  3. Well you can learn everything I guess, but it's not just like "stop being average" and then you can do it. That's actually what I wanted to say.

  4. Hi..
    Thanks for sharing this information and resources it's really help full for me with the help of this we can improve our designs and development I really inspire with this information thanks