June 2014

Part of giving a good sales presentation is having a good PowerPoint presentation.  You want to grab your audience's attention and persuade them you are the best solution, service, candidate, etc.  Have you ever been in a meeting and the presenter gets to a slide with a spelling mistake?  That person instantly loses credibility.  People start to think, if they did not give the time to proof read their presentation, are they really going to give my account the attention it needs?


It is also important to remember that the slides are only part of your presentation.  It is critical you give some thought to your presentation manner - how you hold yourself, what you wear and how you move around the room.


In this newsletter, we want to highlight our top 5 tips for creating effective PowerPoint presentations.

Top 5 Tips for Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations:  
  1. Keep it simple - Clipart, wordy text and busy background images on your slide can be distracting during a presentation.  It is important to avoid clutter - a headline, a few bullet points and an image is all you need.  Sell yourself more than the PowerPoint.  
  2. Proofread you slides - Review your slides thoroughly and look for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  You want to earn and maintain the respect of your audience.
  3. Be consistent - Use the same font type, text size and formatting in all your slides.  Sans serifs like Arial, Helvetica or Calibri tend to be the easiest fonts to read.
  4. Use large fonts - ensure that the font you use is big enough to be seen at a distance.
  5. Have a beginning and an end - include a slide at the beginning of your presentation that outlines what you are going to cover.  Also create a final slide that reviews or summarizes what you have talked about in your presentation.

It is always important to be prepared!  Make sure you create a back-up plan in case of last minute technical issues.  Making handouts and/or copies of your overheads will save you from having to scramble.


White Glove Virtual Assistant can help you with all of your presentation needs.  Be sure to contact us to discuss your requirements!

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