One important thing to remember, particularly for presenters and trainers, is that PowerPoint is not the presentation - it is just another tool in the toolbox. It should support and emphasise the presentation, not replace it.
One rule of thumb is "Can someone understand my message by viewing the PowerPoint?" If the answer is "Yes" then you need to go back to the drawing board and completely redo your presentation.
So what are some more creative ways to use PowerPoint as a tool in presentations, training and education?
One way is to rethink how you design your PowerPoint slide-shows. Most people follow a fairly traditional format for their presentations. The great thing is, you don't have to! For inspiration, look at websites that you like and try to develop your presentations to look more like them. Look at the navigation, colour schemes, types of pictures used, etc.
For an idea about the types of non- PowerPoint looking PowerPoint presentations you could be creating, look at this.
Want to learn more about PowerPoint? Maybe you should think about doing the Create Electronic Presentations course in this months course guide!
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