5 Tips for a Great PowerPoint Presentation

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Less is more.

Often, there’s a tendency to overcomplicate a presentation slide with flashy images, quirky transitions, and too much text. These features are often unnecessary, and tend to make the viewer tune out. "It becomes like wallpaper," says Jim Confalone, the founder and creative director of ProPoint Graphics, a graphic design studio based in New York City. “Their eyes will glaze over.” Instead, keep each slide free of clutter, using one image to sell your idea. Using bullets are a bit of a cliché, but if you must use them, never exceed one line of text per bullet.