This morning I read a great article about avoiding ten images in your presentation. Unfortunately, the article was named How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint' so I almost skimmed right by it. I'm glad I didn't. I've read and written and presented on this very same topic so many times, it's getting worn out and the message is always the same. However, as I read the article, it mentioned how that phrase is getting overused and hated. I'm glad I stuck with the story. I got some great tips. One thing I'll keep handy is the list of images to avoid. I've seen these same things far too many times and I tune out when they come up in a presentation.
- images of people holding hands around a globe
- stacked pebbles
- thumbs up
- archery targets (with optional arrow)
- jigsaw piece being fitted into puzzle
- businessperson poised to run a race
- groups of business people staring intently at a monitor
I encourage you to read the entire article. There really is some great stuff in there.
After I read and bookmarked this page, I found another resource for presentations at https://presentations.zeef.com/tmiket. There are a ton of resources including lots of great options other than PowerPoint. I have already bookmarked this page, too. I'll be coming back here to check out some of the great resources and see how I can begin to use them.
Enjoy these great resources!