In the article "A Developer's Guide to Presentations" there were broad paint strokes which focused on the facets of a presentation. These tips varied from the preparation, to the presenting, to how to interact with an audience. Although this was an excellent discussion, a larger truth presented itself. There are two sides to any great presentation: a prepared presenter and how his/her information is presented. In modern day presenting this is in reference to the powerpoint built for the presentation. Unfortunately, this is a commonly overlooked area. A distracting presentation can have unintended consequences on the power of its content. A powerpoint presentation should not look like a yard sale. It's important to remember the natural pattern recognition within all people. Small problems or inconsistencies can drive a wedge between the presenter and viewer, breaking the flow of information.
Jun 19, 13