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Microsoft PowerPoint: Presentations Do’s and Don’ts – Part 2

Starting from scratch

Most people will blame the presentation, not the presenter, which is the first thing you can avoid: Pre-made slide templates. There are plenty of these templates that come with PowerPoint, with even more online, some for free and some for a price. The best thing you can do is to start with a blank presentation. Create your own presentation from scratch, personalise it and show off your style. A presentation that is adapted to the presenter is better than a presenter that adapts to a presentation.

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Skip to the point

When listing a few items or objectives, many users might fall for the bullet point trap! During a presentation bullet points can take focus away from the presenter. However when you list each point one at a time with spaces and a row each it makes the point seem more clear and connected. This is improved more when you place the list next to an image or a graph that is meant to be the real focus.

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