The image below (a slide from a real presentation) invites a rant about PowerPoint abuses.
Anyone who puts 26 bubbles and 25 arrows on a single slide and expects people to “get it,” shouldn’t be surprised when everyone in the audience is either staring into space or texting.
Unfortunately, too many consultants lull their audiences into a deep trance with their slide decks, instead of getting them excited about their ideas.
Tempting though it is to blame PowerPoint, most presentation slide problems, like the one above, are self-inflicted. Fortunately, those problems can be fixed by answering three questions before you finalize your next set of presentation slides: