Your "Road Map"
To a Successful Slide Presentation
Keep your Slide presentations simple, less is more in most cases.
The more attractive your slides the more people will want to look at them.
Don't be overbearing.
Keep your slides to a minimum amount of information. Too much data will overload your audience.
Bullet what is important.
Only use bullet points when you are listing important points that you mean to touch on.
Font is Important.
Be sure to use a font that is appropriate for your audience and keep it consistent throughout the presentation.
Use different forms of multimedia so that you can keep your slide show from falling flat. Make your audience use all of their senses to keep them engaged in your presentation.
Keep your theme consistent.
Nothing can be more disturbing to a slide presentation than when the presenter uses different themes to try and keep your attention. It only draws away from the information the presenter is trying to get the audience to see.
Keep animations to a minimum.
Animations can be an effective tool for slide presentations, but when they are overused can be seen as tacky.
Be sure your slides are organized so that the audience can easily follow the presentation and that the information flows.
Main Points Only.
The worst offence that a person can make is to write their entire presentation in the text of the slide show. Let your main points of the slides guide your presentation.