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How to avoid the “Death by PowerPoint” during your corporate presentations 🤓 7 handy DO’s & DONT’S

...to level up your slide decks


“Most people use PowerPoint like a drunk uses a lamppost – for support rather than for illumination!”, said David Ogilvy, the father of modern advertising.


That’s 100% true.🙌




Most professionals use their slide decks (most often PowerPoint files) as the focus of their presentation instead of as a support.


Your slides exist to reinforce your message, not to be the message.


You are the speaker & present your message. If you let your audience focus on your slides, you’ve already lost.


Keeping that in mind can catapult your presentation skills.


Here is how most people think of corporate presentations: dreadful, tedious, heavy, disorienting, dysfunctional, and boring (that’s the best case!). 😰



#1 - Limit to one message per slide



#2 - Avoid very lengthly files



#3 - Use the right colours & fonts



#4 - Prefer dark backgrounds



#5 - Put no more than 6 objects per slides



#6 - Avoid lengthy texts



#7 - Simple animations & effects


Do you still want to be on that side of the spectrum? Or do you wish to deliver & make a real impact on your audience?


If the latter is your goal, then you need to up your game with your PowerPoint presentations (or whatever similar tool you may use). 🤷


“The Death by PowerPoint” is so common & easy to cause that you must always prepare well & craft a slide deck that truly reinforces your speaking & message.


Today, I gathered the 𝗧𝗼𝗽-𝟳 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 & 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲 to let your personality & talent shine.


Discover them in the document 👇 & if you are on a mobile remember you can download the mini-guide for future reference.


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In the meantime, feel free to DM me 📨 for any questions or help you need with your presentations. I can help and/or guide you, with no strings attached.


No robot or automation there, just me, #TheRealCecile, 🙌 to respond to your message as soon as possible & connect.


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