“Few things can ruin an excellent presentation like terrible slides.”
With that in mind, Michael Hyatt offers six rules for public speakers who use PowerPoint or Keynote.
- Create a logical flow.
- Make them readable.
- Avoid clichéd photos.
- Use one point per slide.
- Remember, less is more.
- Create a resource page.
For more on slide philosophy and approach, check out slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations and Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery.
I’m curious–particularly from the standpoint of preaching or teaching a Bible class–what else would you add to Hyatt’s list?