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Many PowerPoint presentations are dreadful. But that doesn’t mean that yours have to be. Capturing ideas in the taglines of slides can go a long way towards improving the quality of your presentations. Yale’s Edward Tufte, a preeminent specialist in data visualization, vehemently criticized PowerPoint presentations, noting that it “promotes a cognitive […]
Designing an effective presentation is hard to do but has a high return. Here are a few ideas to help you do it.
Let the primary use of your presentation dictate your slide design philosophy. Slide decks are usually the end deliverable of consulting engagements, so consultants must prepare excellent documents to justify their huge fees and looking for inspiration in how strategy consultancies prepare effective presentations can be useful. But consultants are […]
When presenting your recommendations, the tagline of each of your slide spells out its main idea and the body of the slide supports that idea with details. You have several options to display these details including text, quantitative charts, concept visuals, tables, photos, or a combination of these. Each creates […]