Unproductive meetings are painful to sit through. But what’s even worse are unproductive meetings with terrible PowerPoint presentations.
You know your co-worker spent a long time putting the slideshow together. And you really are trying your best to focus. But, you’re only human. How can you resist the temptation to doze off when every slide is packed with bullet points and graphs and conclusions that are too complex to possibly absorb in one minute?
While you can’t change how others create their PowerPoint presentations (unless you make an effort to fall asleep every time—then maybe they’ll get a hint), you can most definitely change the way you make them. Lead by example, right?
Done well, PowerPoints truly can be visually pleasing and thought-provoking. Take a look at this infographic by Udemy to discover the tricks to creating a presentation that will engage your audience—instead of making them count the seconds ’til it’s over.
Infographic courtesy of Udemy. Photo of lecture courtesy of Shutterstock.
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author