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Are Your Presentations Boring? How About Slides with Fewer Words and More Pictures?

Over the years I have presented hundreds of times. Some of those presentations were to clients, prospects, association board meetings or at conferences. During that time I have dramatically changed my style. I try not to have very wordy slides and found that adding pictures can make a huge difference to your audience. Here is what I believe pictures can do for you:

  • Keep your audience interested
  • Can really drive home a point
  • It can illustrate how creative your company can be
  • Used correctly can add some humor to the presentation
  • Is very easy on the eyes
  • Makes it easy for attendees to follow along
  • Will help the presenter not lose their place on the slides
  • Makes it very easy for the presenter to transition from one point to another

Here are some examples of pictures I have used in presentations in the past:

Problem Solving

Perseverance

Stay focused. Don’t drop the ball

Think a little bit out of the box

And on the lighter side, here are some recent pictures that I just used for a company presentation:

I think people enjoyed the pictures more than hearing about my vacation. I realize pictures and funny pictures can’t be used in every presentation, but I do believe they can be very effectively used at the right time.

  • What do you do to keep your presentations fresh?
  • When do you use pictures in your presentations?

I look forward to hearing your comments.

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