Issue #124 December 12, 2006

PowerPoint Tip - The most likely cause of video failure Last week when I was speaking at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Convention in Vancouver, one of the trends I talked about was the increasingly common expectation of audiences to see multimedia...

Issue #123 November 28, 2006

PowerPoint Tip - Detailed Handouts without Packed Slides One reason presenters pack slides with too much text and information is that they claim that since they will be printing the slides as their handout, they will need the audience to have the detail for future...

Issue #122 November 14, 2006

PowerPoint Tip - Downside of Dashboards One of the recent trends in executive presentations is to create what is know as dashboard slides. A dashboard slide is a way for executives to get a quick view on projects, initiatives, financial or other measurements of...

Issue #121 October 31, 2006

PowerPoint Tip - Scary Slide Mistakes Today is Halloween for many and it brings to mind thoughts of scary things. I want to share with you today some of the scary mistakes I have seen presenters make so that you can avoid these mistakes. Is there text there? - When I...

Issue #120 October 17, 2006

PowerPoint Tip - Equipment Failure If you are going to use PowerPoint to present, at some point in time you will have to deal with the equipment failing. You may not have had this happen to you yet, but you will. Even though the equipment is far more reliable than it...