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When you want to enjoy using PowerPoint

I can’t recall ever seeing a chapter about enjoying PowerPoint before.

But it’s important. If you don’t enjoy it, how can you expect your audience to? As you know, PowerPoint has lots of negative connotations. For example, two phrases I often hear are:

“I don’t feel comfortable making presentations.”

“I use PowerPoint as a Comfort Blanket.”

Which does beg the question: How rubbish must PowerPoint be as a Comfort Blanket, if everyone feels so uncomfortable using it? It’s not a Comfort Blanket; it’s a Habit Blanket.

Audiences hate sitting through tedious, same-y slides. Presenters hate delivering alongside them. So, here’s a few simple guidelines to help you – and your audience – enjoy your slides.

1. Go to PowerPoint ...

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