Communication | Success Fuel for Managers

By: Successfuel  09-12-2011

PowerPoint Presentations – There is Only One Rule of Thumb Worth Following

Presentations can be very important to you as a Manager. Whether you use Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote for the Mac or an alternate program, your slides are a key element of your presentation.

You may be judged by how well you present and your performance will certainly impact whether you get approvals for your project, get your point across or influence your audience.

There are many so-called ‘rules of thumb’ out there for developing presentation slides and it’s tempting to simply follow them.


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