Preparing & presenting slides

There is a lot of confusion between hand-outs and slides which are two completely different communication tools.

Research tells us that a good slide should not be too busy. I opt for 5 lines with 5 words per line.

Remember that the public will read the slide from beginning to end. Slides need to be  introduced before they appear which enables the speaker to remain silent for a few seconds and allows the public to get familiar with the new piece of information.

After this moment of silence it’s best to add information rather than reading what the public has already read.

The problem with PowerPoint” written in 2008 by Professor John Sweller (University of New South Wales in Australia) explains this clearly.

In my sessions I’ll share with you the dos and don’ts when preparing slides and also how to optimise the presentation of those slides to your public. Communication is a skill!

Go here to see an example of communication in French:

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