People Buy From People…Not From PowerPoint

Audiences respect presenters who think and speak, not read, their presentation.

The last thing audiences want is a recitation of PowerPoint slides that they can read themselves. Audiences expect presenters to take the leading role. A presenter who wisely uses PowerPoint in a supporting role will draw in audiences.

To ensure that PowerPoint not encroach on the leading role, presenters must challenge two ingrained assumptions: First, does every presentation require PowerPoint? And second, if the answer is “yes,” how much of the speaker’s information should be included on the PowerPoint?

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