In the event that PowerPoint is something you’re planning to use in an upcoming presentation, and in the event there’s nothing I can do to talk you out of using it, then at least click on a couple of the following links. These great PowerPoint examples offer a glimpse of what can be possible when it comes to creating some amazing visual aids using PowerPoint.
Great PowerPoint Example #1: You Suck At PowerPoint
I like this presentation because, if we all take a good, hard, honest look in the mirror, this is the truth. The designer of this presentation (who also designed a similar, more gently-named presentation called Steal This Presentation) offers a series of common mistakes we make in designing PowerPoint and how to address them.
Great PowerPoint Example #2: Introduction to Slide Design
Alex Rister, who has a pretty amazing blog entitled Creating Communication, also designs some amazing presentations. The Introduction to Slide Design presentation has a dual-purpose: 1) explaining how to put together great presentations and 2) showing you what great slides look like.
Not So Great Example #3: The Gettysburg Address
At the beginning of this post, I claimed PowerPoint is over-used, often abused. I mean it. PowerPoint isn’t always necessary. And Peter Norvig does an amazing job illustrating this. How historic would Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address have been had he chosen to use PowerPoint?
Looking for some additional tips on how to create your own great PowerPoint presentation? You may find these other blog posts helpful:
- Survey Says! Creating Training Games Like Family Feud With PowerPoint
- Trick Out My PowerPoint (co-written with Phase(Two)Learning’s Michelle Baker)
- Flowchart: Is Your PowerPoint Any Good?
Have your own great PowerPoint examples? Share them in the comments. We’d love to hear about what others are doing!