How to Create the Best PowerPoint Presentations [Examples & Templates] (2023)

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How to Create a Presentation 1. Less is more. 2. Keep text to a minimum. 3. Rethink visuals. 10 FREE PowerPoint Templates Tell us a little about yourself below to gain access today. 4. Incorporate multimedia. Best PowerPoint Presentations 1. How to Produce Better Content IdeasMark Johnstone 2. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt 3. Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint by Slide Comet 4. Why Content Marketing Fails by Rand Fishkin 5. The What If Technique by Motivate Design 6. Digital Strategy 101 by Bud Caddell 7. 10 Ways to Win the Internets by Upworthy 8. Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge by Velocity Partners 9. What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters by HubSpot 10. How I Got 2.5 Million Views on SlideShare by Nick Demey 11. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation by Soap Presentations 12. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure by ReferralCandy 13. Displaying Data by Bipul Deb Nath 14. Design Your Career 2017 by Slides That Rock 15. A-Z Culture Glossary 2017 by sparks & honey 16. The History of SEO by HubSpot 17. 5 Killer Ways to Design the Same Slide by Crispy Presentations 18. The Seven Deadly Social Media Sins by XPLAIN 19. The Minimum Lovable Product by Spook Studio 20. How to Teach Yourself HTML and CSS This Month by Ryan Bonhardt 21. How People Really Hold and Touch (Their Phones) by Steven Hoober 22. How to Really Get Into Marketing by Inbound.org 23. Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing by Velocity Partners PowerPoint Your Presentation in the Right Direction FAQs Videos

Some presentations are better than others. Some have gorgeous designs. Some have insanely actionable takeaways. Some just give down-to-earth advice. But the best presentations represent all three.

And if you're looking to get started making your own presentation, why not learn from the best of the best?

To help you kick your own presentations up a notch, we've curated 24 awesome PowerPoint and SlideShare decks below.

  1. How to Create a Presentation
  2. Best PowerPoint Presentations

When you're clicking through the presentations below, notice how they weave an interesting story through the format, design their slides, and make their presentations interactive with features exclusive to the platform on which they were created. These are all crucial elements to making an awesome presentation — ones that you can certainly adapt and apply them to your own, with the right approach.

Even better — you may just learn something new about marketing while you're at it.

How to Create a Presentation

  1. Less is more.
  2. Keep text to a minimum.
  3. Rethink visuals.
  4. Incorporate multimedia.
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1. Less is more.

Here's the thing — SlideShare exists for a reason. It allows users to view information in a presentation format without having to go somewhere else to see it presented. When you, a human being, deliver a presentation, chances are that that's part of the reason why people are tuning in. They care about the topic, but they also are curious about the person speaking on it.

That's why it can be valuable to keep your slides simple when delivering a presentation to an audience in-person. You want the focus to be on the message, rather than just the slides themselves. Keep the slides on-topic, but simple enough that people can still pay attention to what you're saying, using the visual presentation to support your message.

2. Keep text to a minimum.

One way to accomplish the aforementioned simplicity is to reduce the amount of text in your presentation. People recall information better when images are paired with it (as opposed to text), so to help your message resonate with the audience, focus on visual content when you create your slides — we'll cover more on that in a bit.

3. Rethink visuals.

When you reduce the amount of text in your slides, you'll need compelling visuals to support the message you're delivering to your audience. But that doesn't mean you can just throw some nice-looking photos onto your deck and move on. Like any other content strategy, the visual elements of your presentation need to be strategic and relevant.

Templates

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While PowerPoint templates have come a long way since the program was first unveiled to the world, chances are, they're still commonly used. To help make your presentation unique, choose a theme that your audience hasn't seen dozens of times before — one that matches your brand and complements the topic you're speaking about.

Sometimes, it pays to look beyond to other presentation platforms other than PowerPoint to find unique templates, like Prezi. There are also many visual content design sites that offer customizable templates that you can adapt for your own brand and topic, like Canva. In fact, in addition to templates, Canva also offers its very own platform for building presentations from scratch.

Additionally, you can also take a look at Venngage's free presentation maker for more professionally designed templates, icons and high-quality stock photos that you can use right away.

Charts and Graphs

One of the best ways to support the message you're delivering in your presentation is by including data and statistics — and the good news is that they, too, can be represented visually, rather than bulleted out in text.

That's where charts and graphs come in: They provide a colorful and engaging way to present the details that support your point. That said, make sure they fit in with the rest of your presentation's visual theme -- otherwise, it'll distract the audience from what you're talking about, rather than enhancing it.

Color Themes

There's been some research around the way color can influence our emotions, especially when used in marketing.

And while the goal of your presentation may not necessarily be to make a sale, you might be trying to invoke certain feelings or impressions, which a strategic use of color can help you do. Check outCoschedule'sguide on the psychology of color in marketing, which highlights the ways different tones, shades, and combinations can influence purchasing decisions.

Fonts

When you do include text, you want it to be readable enough for your audience to fully consume and interpret it easily enough to avoid becoming distracted from your message. If you include text that's too small or dense to easily read, they'll become too focused on trying to decipher it to pay attention to what you're saying.

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That's why the designers at Visagerecommend choosing Sans Serif fonts that opt for "legibility over fun," noting that text should not only be big enough for people in the back of the room to read it, but also, presented in the right color to maintain visibility over your background.

Image quality

Incorporating this fabulous visual content into your presentation will go to waste if the images are low-quality. Make sure your photos and other visual assets are high-resolution enough to be crisp and clear when displayed on a huge presentation screen.

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4. Incorporate multimedia.

There's a reason why we love examples. You can give out the best advice available, but sometimes, in order to believe it, people need to see it in practice.

Multimedia is one way to achieve that — in a manner that can also capture and maintain your audience's attention. A simple Google search for "music in presentations" yields enough soundtrack results to suggests that it's a unique way of engaging your audience, or at least create a welcoming atmosphere before and after you speak.

Within the presentation itself, video — as it is in so many other applications — serves as valuable visual content to keep your audience engaged. After all, 43% of people want to see more video content from marketers, often because it helps to illustrate and explain theories in practice in a way that the spoken word or photographs can't do alone.

Best PowerPoint Presentations

  1. How to Produce Better Content Ideas, Mark Johnstone
  2. How Google Works, Eric Schmidt
  3. Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint, Slide Comet
  4. Why Content Marketing Fails, Rand Fishkin
  5. The What If Technique, Motivate Design
  6. Digital Strategy 101, Bud Caddell
  7. 10 Ways to Win the Internets, Upworthy
  8. Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge, Velocity Partners
  9. What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters, HubSpot
  10. How I Got 2.5 Million Views on SlideShare, Nick Demey
  11. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation, Soap Presentations
  12. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure, ReferralCandy
  13. Displaying Data, Bipul Deb Nath
  14. Design Your Career 2017, Slides That Rock
  15. A-Z Culture Glossary 2017, sparks & honey
  16. The History of SEO, HubSpot
  17. 5 Killer Ways to Design The Same Slide, Crispy Presentations
  18. The Seven Deadly Social Media Sins, XPLAIN
  19. The Minimum Lovable Product, Spook Studio
  20. How to Teach Yourself HTML and CSS This Month, Ryan Bonhardt
  21. How People Really Hold and Touch (Their Phones), Steven Hoober
  22. How to Really Get Into Marketing, Inbound.org
  23. Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing, Velocity Partners

1. How to Produce Better Content IdeasMark Johnstone

We all get writer's block sometimes. You'll stare at a screen, hoping for inspiration to strike — and for that idea to be amazing.

But that's not actually the best way to think of ideas. In thepresentation below, Mark Johnstone outlines a better way to brainstorm ideas that will help build your business.

2. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt

Ever wonder what it's actually like to work at Google? The presentation below from Eric Schmidt (Alphabet, Inc.'s Executive Chairman and ex-CEO of Google) could clue you in — it outlines some of the top lessons he and his team have learned from running and hiring for one of the top companies in the world. Besides giving you a peek behind the scenes of a top company, it could inspire you to make changes to the way your business runs.

3. Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint by Slide Comet

Okay, maybe your PowerPoint isn't that bad, but this presentation has some awesome takeaways we all could learn from. Even if you're following all the tips in this presentation (inspired by Seth Godin's e-book), you can sure be inspired by its expert copy and design.

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4. Why Content Marketing Fails by Rand Fishkin

Sometimes, the most helpful pieces of content tell you what not to do. Rand Fishkin's presentation does just that. He takes an in-depth look at the most common reasons people fail at content marketing — and offers practical, original advice on fixing it.

5. The What If Technique by Motivate Design

Most marketers are looking to grow ... but sometimes they can get stuck making incremental improvements. While these improvements are growth, larger, bigger growth jumps are what most people want. To help you get unstuck from incrementalism, Motivate Design outlined a process in the presentation below.

6. Digital Strategy 101 by Bud Caddell

Even though this presentation is almost 100 slides long, its content is pure gold. Caddell answers some of the biggest FAQs about digital strategy in a very accessible way. The reason his slides are so straightforward is because of the way he's laid them out. He's really adept at making "animated" slides explain his story — something we all should learn how to do.

7. 10 Ways to Win the Internets by Upworthy

Even though Upworthy's got a bad rap for creating clickbait headlines, their lessons on going viral are incredibly interesting. Besides having great advice about going viral, Upworthy does a great job of making its presentation interactive using clickable links.

8. Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge by Velocity Partners

Even though this SlideShare is a few years old, it's one every content marketer should flip through. The reason we love it so much is because the message — and delivery of that message — is pretty much flawless. Definitely take a second to flip through the presentation, as you'll learn a great lesson while also soaking up a great piece of SlideShare content.

9. What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters by HubSpot

Not to toot our own horn, but this presentation has been one of our most successful ones, so we wanted to share it with you. I personally love how actionable tips are provided in a visual way. For example, in slides 47 through 49, the author explains the difference between "showing" and "telling" by putting the word "circle" next to a picture of a circle. Although showing, not telling, is a key storytelling technique in writing, it's especially effective in presentations.

10. How I Got 2.5 Million Views on SlideShare by Nick Demey

Feeling inspired to create a SlideShare of your own? Make sure you flip through Nick Demey's presentation first. He shares some tried-and-true tips for creating awesome presentations that rack up tons of views.

11. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation by Soap Presentations

This presentation is inspirational from a design perspective -- we especially love the color scheme. Using complementary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) can be overwhelming at times, but because Soap Presentations uses them with lots of white space in the background, the colors draw your attention to the content of the slides.

12. What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure by ReferralCandy

Learning from mistakes is a crucial part of growing in your professional and personal lives. But sometimes, it's better to learn from others' mistakes instead of making them yourself. This presentation outlines some core lessons successful entrepreneurs have learned by making mistakes. Read on so you don't have to make the same ones.

13. Displaying Data by Bipul Deb Nath

We admire presentation for its exceptional display of data — now this post will explain how to do the same in your own presentations. I also love how this presentation is very concise and minimal, as it helps communicate a fairly advanced topic in an easy-to-understand way.

14. Design Your Career 2017 by Slides That Rock

This advice of this presentation is applicable (and its design admirable) even a few years later. The whole black-and-white color scheme really makes the salmon accent color pop — and the SlideShare creatively combines these elements for different slide layouts. Definitely bookmark this presentation as an example of a great SlideShare design.

15. A-Z Culture Glossary 2017 by sparks & honey

The first time I heard the phrase "on fleek," I had no idea what it meant. (Apparently, it's a term that means "on point," in case you were wondering.)

If you're like me and feel like it's nearly impossible to keep up with the latest cultural trends, spend time with the presentation below. It'll outline the most popular trends you should know this year — most definitely worth a read.

16. The History of SEO by HubSpot

SEO’s changed a lot in the past two decades. Most of us are concerned with keeping up with the latest and greatest changes … but have you ever taken a minute to step back in time? The presentation below will walk you through SEO history from the very beginning — it's been a fascinating ride.

17. 5 Killer Ways to Design the Same Slide by Crispy Presentations

Once you start designing presentations, it’s easy to fall back on tried-and-true layouts, photos, fonts, and colors. While keeping everything consistent can be good for branding or for shipping a deck quickly, it can also prevent people from noticing the awesome new content you’ve put together. The quick presentation below shows you a few different ways you can design the same slide — all depending on what you want it to accomplish.

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18. The Seven Deadly Social Media Sins by XPLAIN

Besides having some great takeaways for any inbound marketer, I love how this presentation successfully uses Creative Commons images in almost every slide. It's pretty inspirational -- even if you don't have budget for stock photos, you can have an engaging presentation.

19. The Minimum Lovable Product by Spook Studio

When they’re first getting started, many startups and agile teams talk about creating a minimal viable product — using the smallest amount of resources to produce something that’s good enough to begin testing. After all, why pour tons of resources into something that you don’t know will work?

This presentation challenges the MVP concept in favor for creating something that people love. Check it out — it has lessons even for those of us who aren’t building technology every day.

20. How to Teach Yourself HTML and CSS This Month by Ryan Bonhardt

Lots of people have “learn to code” on their to-do list ... but they never get to it. In marketing, knowing how to navigate code is becoming even more important to being successful. If you’ve been waiting to get started with coding, check out the presentation below.

21. How People Really Hold and Touch (Their Phones) by Steven Hoober

When you hear the phrase “design for mobile” what do you think? Probably that you need to create a responsive website, and that’s about it.

But that’s not all you need to worry about. When you’re creating mobile-optimized content, you need to know how people actually use their phones — and the presentation below will you a great overview of consumer behavior.

22. How to Really Get Into Marketing by Inbound.org

If you're graduating from school or making a career change and looking to get into marketing, it can feel tough to actually get started. It's one of those "you need experience to get the job, but you have no experience" conundrums.

Well, that's where this presentation comes in. Hull growth marketer Ed Fry — once employee #1 at Inbound.org — gives real, actionable tips to help you get your foot in the door at your next marketing gig.

23. Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing by Velocity Partners

Sometimes, it's easy to get bogged down and think you're doing "just marketing." You're not operating on people and saving lives, right?

From the creators of "Crap: The Content Marketing Deluge" comes the following presentation. If you're ever feeling down-in-the-dumps about marketing, I'd highly recommend reading it. It's thoughtful, funny, and a great presentation to keep in your back pocket for a rainy day.

PowerPoint Your Presentation in the Right Direction

The best PowerPoint presentations have gorgeous designs, give insanely actionable takeaways, and provide down-to-earth advice.

Learn from these best PowerPoint presentation examples to create your own that represents all three.

Want more? Read14 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Building More Creative Slideshows [+Templates].

FAQs

How do I make a good PowerPoint presentation examples? ›

How to Make a Good PowerPoint Presentation (Tips) - YouTube

What are 5 tips you should use when creating or presenting a PowerPoint? ›

5 Tips To Making an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation
  1. Keep your slides consistent. Whatever style you pick, you want to keep it consistent throughout the piece. ...
  2. Make it visual. ...
  3. Make your title slide stand out. ...
  4. Show, don't tell. ...
  5. Have your slides tell a continuous story.
8 Feb 2017

How can I make my PPT interesting? ›

Your slides should highlight or add context to what you're saying. If you have a lot of information to share, don't be afraid to spread it out over multiple slides. Your slides should have white space that allows your audience to focus on what's important. Sometimes that might be a few words or an image or two.

What are the 4 types of presentation? ›

Types of Presentations
  • Informative. Keep an informative presentation brief and to the point. ...
  • Instructional. Your purpose in an instructional presentation is to give specific directions or orders. ...
  • Arousing. ...
  • Persuasive. ...
  • Decision-making.
12 Sept 2014

What is PowerPoint and examples? ›

PowerPoint is computer software created by Microsoft which allows the user to create slides with recordings, narrations, transitions and other features in order to present information. An example of PowerPoint is presentation software made by Microsoft.

What templates can be used to create a presentation? ›

Explanation: Usually PowerPoint provided us three ways of creating a presentation namely blank or empty presentation, via AutoContent Wizard, via Design Template.

What are 10 elements of a powerful presentation? ›

What Are the Elements of a Powerful Presentation?
  • Engaging icebreakers. Start on an engaging foot and break the ice with your audience through a brief activity. ...
  • Visual storytelling. ...
  • Eye-catching images. ...
  • Data visualizations. ...
  • Animations. ...
  • Simplicity. ...
  • Music. ...
  • Videos.
23 Jul 2021

What is the most important part of a PowerPoint? ›

The three most important components to effective PowerPoint design: Structure, Economy,and Emphasis.

What are the golden rules for PPT? ›

Five Golden Rules of Powerpoint
  • 1 One Message Per Slide. This is the biggie. ...
  • 2 Maintain a Consistent Style. Powerpoint offers us a huge choice of fonts, backgrounds, and colours. ...
  • 3 Minimise Text. Words can act as a comfort blanket. ...
  • 4 Use Large Impactful Images. ...
  • 5 Make Data Easy to Understand.
1 Jul 2019

What are the 3 main elements in preparing your presentation? ›

All types of presentations consist of three basic parts: the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. In general, the introduction should be about 10-15% of your speaking time, the body around 75%, and the conclusion only 10%.

What is the most important thing to do before presentation? ›

How to prepare for a presentation
  1. Outline your presentation. ...
  2. Practice your presentation ahead of time. ...
  3. Read and revise your presentation. ...
  4. Write with your audience in mind. ...
  5. Take cues from professional speakers. ...
  6. Arrive early. ...
  7. Practice your hand gestures. ...
  8. Take some deep breaths.

How do you start a presentation example? ›

Introduction
  1. Good morning/afternoon everyone and welcome to my presentation. ...
  2. Let me start by saying a few words about my own background.
  3. As you can see on the screen, our topic today is......
  4. My talk is particularly relevant to those of you who....
  5. This talk is designed to act as a springboard for discussion.
13 Feb 2020

What is the 7 by 7 rule in presentation? ›

The 7x7 Rule says that, for each slide in your presentation, you should use no more than: 7 lines (or bullets) per slide. 7 (or fewer) words per line.

What is the 6 by 6 rule for a presentation? ›

A good way to keep yourself in line is by remembering the 666 rule. Presentation University recommends slides shave no more than six words per bullet, six bullets per image and six word slides in a row.

What are the basic presentation skills? ›

Presentation Skills: 15 tips for effective presentations
  • Not every tip will lead to a successful presentation. ...
  • Tip 1: Maintain eye contact while presenting and smile. ...
  • Tip 2: Use of gestures and facial expressions. ...
  • Tip 3: Avoid distractions. ...
  • Tip 4: Be prepared: Practice makes perfect. ...
  • Tip 5: Be confident.
15 Apr 2021

What does PPT mean? ›

PPT stands for PowerPoint Presentations which are demonstrations of data, methods or a sequence of steps by which something is done. It contains drawings, charts and other images to communicate messages clearly.

What do you write in your first slide presentation? ›

The first slide should have the title of the presentation and the full name. It will be displayed until the presentation starts and allows the audience to prepare itself for your talk.

How many types of PowerPoint templates are there? ›

Empty and custom slide layouts. A raw PowerPoint file consists of 9 standard slide layouts. How headlines and text in placeholders are formatted on these slide layouts depends on the settings on the Master slide. You can add custom slide layouts in addition to the 9 standard layouts – and you should.

What is the difference between a presentation and a template? ›

Explanation: Explanation:Templates can contain layouts, theme colors, theme fonts, theme effects, background styles, and even content. Essentially, Templates tell PowerPoint how to layout various kinds of information on each slide, while Themes tell PowerPoint how to make that information look.

What are the templates of PowerPoint? ›

A PowerPoint template is a pattern or blueprint of a slide or group of slides that you save as a . potx file. Templates can contain layouts, colors, fonts, effects, background styles, and even content. You can create your own custom templates and store them, reuse them, and share them with others.

Which website is best for PPT presentation? ›

Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Beautiful Presentations
  • Visme.
  • Prezi.
  • Keynote.
  • Slides.
  • Slidebean.
  • Zoho Show.
  • Google Slides.
  • Canva.
3 Feb 2022

Which apps are best for PPT? ›

  • Canva (Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)
  • Beautiful.ai (Web, Mac, Windows)
  • Prezi (Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)
  • Powtoon (Web, iOS, Android)
  • Genially (Web)
  • Pitch (Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)
  • Zoho Show (Web, iOS, Android, Chrome)

How do you introduce a topic in a presentation? ›

Follow these steps to start a presentation effectively:
  1. Tell your audience who you are. Start your presentation by introducing yourself. ...
  2. Share what you are presenting. ...
  3. Let them know why it is relevant. ...
  4. Tell a story. ...
  5. 5. Make an interesting statement. ...
  6. Ask for audience participation.
30 Aug 2021

What is the strongest tool for presentation? ›

Match the presentation topic with the tool that will have the most impact on your audience. While there is a lot of presentation software out there—like PowerPoint, Keynote, Beautiful.ai, Prezi, Canva, Visme and more—what tools do you use for your presentation?

What makes a strong PowerPoint? ›

Use key phrases and include only essential information. Limit punctuation and avoid putting words in all-capital letters. Empty space on the slide will enhance readability. Use contrasting colors for text and background.

What are the PowerPoint mistakes you should avoid? ›

  • Common mistakes to avoid when making a. PowerPoint presentation. ...
  • Too much text. It is easy to see why people make this mistake so often. ...
  • Bad color schemes. Many people end up using inappropriate and unprofessional color combinations, which can end up looking really tacky. ...
  • Unreadable Text. ...
  • Too many elements. ...
  • Slide Transitions.

What are 8 things one should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation? ›

8 tips for creating effective PowerPoint presentations
  1. First, write. Your content is the most important aspect of your presentation. ...
  2. Embrace simplicity. ...
  3. Select good pictures. ...
  4. Create a visual theme. ...
  5. Present data in an engaging way. ...
  6. Limit copy. ...
  7. Pick an intentional color scheme. ...
  8. Stick with one or two fonts.
2 Mar 2017

What are the 4 keys that make for a good presentation? ›

There are four keys that will help your audience follow along and remember your presentation: content, audience, structure, and consistency.

What are 3 keys to a successful presentation and why? ›

They are Audience, Preparation, and Practice. That's it. I call them the “Three Magic Keys to a Successful Presentation.” Work on these three areas, and you'll go from bullet point boring to picture perfect presentations.

What is the 555 rule in PowerPoint? ›

The 5/5/5 Rule explains what it is right in the name: when creating slides for your presentation, use at most: 5 words on a single line. 5 lines of text on a single slide. 5 slides that apply the first two rules in a row.

Do and don'ts of PowerPoint presentation? ›

Powerpoint Do's and Don'ts
  • DO: Stay Concise.
  • DON'T: Overdo the Special Effects.
  • DO: Use Humor.
  • DON'T: Just Read the Slides.
  • DO: Look Up!
  • DON'T: Rush.
  • DO: Be Bold and Direct.
  • DON'T: Over Rely on Clipart.
30 Mar 2017

How do you master a PowerPoint presentation? ›

Here are 11 must-know tips on how to become a PowerPoint legend.
  1. Less is more. It's tempting to overload your presentation with content. ...
  2. Be original. An obvious but highly important point. ...
  3. Be consistent. ...
  4. Use images and video content. ...
  5. Don't use clip art. ...
  6. Use your own images. ...
  7. Limit transitions and builds. ...
  8. Use simple charts.

How do you structure a good presentation? ›

Just like other forms of academic writing, a presentation can be divided into three parts: an introduction detailing the purpose and structure of the talk; a body covering the main points; and a conclusion summarising and highlighting the significance of your talk.

What is the most important element of a presentation? ›

Knowing the audience is the most important aspect of a presentation. The presenter must know if they are friends or colleagues or students or boss or if the audience is public. (Larkin, 2015) After identifying the audience, the context and style of the presentations should align with that.

What are the 5 P's of presentation skills? ›

The 5 P's of confident public speaking
  • Step 1: Prepare. To feel confident onstage, you need to know your material inside and out, write Bonchek and Gonzalez. ...
  • Step 2: Stay practical. ...
  • Step 3: Make it personal. ...
  • Step 4: Be present. ...
  • Step 5: Share your passion.
19 Mar 2018

What should you not do before a presentation? ›

5 Things I Learned NOT To Do Before A Presentation
  • 1) Don't wear brand-new shoes. ...
  • 2) Don't drink large amounts of caffeine. ...
  • 3) Don't work yourself up. ...
  • 4) Don't assume your audience knows how to use the software. ...
  • 5) Don't assume YOU know how to use the software.
10 Feb 2015

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What are 8 things one should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation? ›

8 tips for creating effective PowerPoint presentations
  1. First, write. Your content is the most important aspect of your presentation. ...
  2. Embrace simplicity. ...
  3. Select good pictures. ...
  4. Create a visual theme. ...
  5. Present data in an engaging way. ...
  6. Limit copy. ...
  7. Pick an intentional color scheme. ...
  8. Stick with one or two fonts.
2 Mar 2017

How do you start a presentation example? ›

Introduction
  1. Good morning/afternoon everyone and welcome to my presentation. ...
  2. Let me start by saying a few words about my own background.
  3. As you can see on the screen, our topic today is......
  4. My talk is particularly relevant to those of you who....
  5. This talk is designed to act as a springboard for discussion.
13 Feb 2020

What are the 10 slide tips for effective PowerPoint presentation? ›

10 Tips to Make Your PowerPoint Presentation Effective
  • 1) Cut out the wordiness. ...
  • 2) Add pictures. ...
  • 3) Use appropriate animation. ...
  • 4) Don't overuse numbers. ...
  • 5) Use large fonts. ...
  • 6) Maintain consistency. ...
  • 7) Limit bullet points. ...
  • 8) Choose colors and contrast effectively.

What are the golden rules for PPT? ›

Five Golden Rules of Powerpoint
  • 1 One Message Per Slide. This is the biggie. ...
  • 2 Maintain a Consistent Style. Powerpoint offers us a huge choice of fonts, backgrounds, and colours. ...
  • 3 Minimise Text. Words can act as a comfort blanket. ...
  • 4 Use Large Impactful Images. ...
  • 5 Make Data Easy to Understand.
1 Jul 2019

What are the basic rules of presentation? ›

Introduction
  • Rule 1: Include only one idea per slide. ...
  • Rule 2: Spend only 1 minute per slide. ...
  • Rule 3: Make use of your heading. ...
  • Rule 4: Include only essential points. ...
  • Rule 5: Give credit, where credit is due. ...
  • Rule 6: Use graphics effectively. ...
  • Rule 7: Design to avoid cognitive overload.
2 Dec 2021

What is the 1st thing you should do in a presentation? ›

1. Know your audience. Whether you are presenting a paper or giving a speech, you need to analyze your audience first and foremost. It is easy to alienate an audience by not examining the characteristics of the group, what they know and what they want to know.

What is a good introduction for a presentation? ›

A good introduction needs to get the audience's attention, state the topic, make the topic relatable, establish credibility, and preview the main points. Introductions should be the last part of the speech written, as they set expectations and need to match the content.

How do I start my powerpoint presentation? ›

Start a slide show
  1. To start your slide show, on the Slide Show tab, select Play From Beginning. ...
  2. To manage your slide show, go to the controls in the bottom-left corner and do any of the following: ...
  3. To skip to any slide in the presentation, right-click the screen and select Go to Slide.

What is the most important thing in PPT? ›

General Presentation
  • Plan carefully.
  • Do your research.
  • Know your audience.
  • Time your presentation.
  • Speak comfortably and clearly.
  • Check the spelling and grammar.
  • Do not read the presentation. Practice the presentation so you can speak from bullet points. ...
  • Give a brief overview at the start. Then present the information.
8 Aug 2017

What is the most important part of a powerful presentation? ›

The introduction is the most important part of your presentation as it sets the tone for the entire presentation. Its primary purpose is to capture the attention of the audience, usually within the first 15 seconds.

What are the 7 presentation skills? ›

Here are 3 things NEVER to say in a presentation (no matter how ice breaker-y the might seem!).
  • Understand your audience. ...
  • Tell the story of you. ...
  • Create a call to action. ...
  • Use storytelling to make your résumé come to life. ...
  • Rehearse your interview. ...
  • Watch your body language. ...
  • Control your voice.
21 Feb 2020

How do you prepare a presentation? ›

How to prepare for a presentation
  1. Outline your presentation. ...
  2. Practice your presentation ahead of time. ...
  3. Read and revise your presentation. ...
  4. Write with your audience in mind. ...
  5. Take cues from professional speakers. ...
  6. Arrive early. ...
  7. Practice your hand gestures. ...
  8. Take some deep breaths.

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