I believe that using PowerPoint can help you change the world.

When you and your team use PowerPoint well not only will you be even more confident in the work you do, but you’ll also be helping to ignite, inspire and unleash learning for everyone you work with. 

The best part is, when learning is unleashed person’s life might positively change forever.

Here are 3 tips to end “death by PowerPoint” and help bring out the best in you and all the people you work with:

1. Break It Into 3
Plays are often broken into acts while books often have chapters. This helps people engage, keep interested and stay in suspense. You can do the same by breaking your PowerPoint presentation into 3 distinct sections.

Find 3 different topics, ideas or experiences the group will be exploring with you and then arrange your PowerPoint slides into 3 distinct sections. Add a blank slide between each section and add a title for each section, which will help everyone know they’re transitioning into the next section.

2. Replace it with a picture
We often learn best through symbols, images and visual representation rather than bullet points. To end “death by PowerPoint,” replace a text saturated slide with one picture that represents the main message, concept, framework or idea. *Google Images is a great place to search for pictures.


3. Make your directions visible
Giving verbal directions often interrupts a session because people may not understand what we’re asking them to do or our directions might be vague. An easy way to overcome this is to ensure all your directions are made visible on a PowerPoint slide (add a picture to represent the task). When directions are made visible, everyone in the room will know what they’re being asked to do, plus if they’re unsure, they can read the directions.


How do you end death by PowerPoint? Add your comment below and share your top tips for using PowerPoint well.

One Comment

  • Trish Pulos says:

    Create an interactive element in the lesson–fill in the blank (of the text on screen) or offer options for their notes (more than one synonym for part of the main idea).

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