So, in catching up on my RSS feeds I found this post from Mitch Ditkoff, You Suck at Powerpoint. Many of you know that I use power point and I try to use the design principals of people like Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte. In this post, Ditkoff shares five design mistakes to avoid in powerpoint presentations. I found it informative, affirming, and encourage you to go through it. Power point can be a tool to visually support your story or it can be a tool to completely boor your audience, something we don't want to do.
Below, is a slide used to summarize the five mistakes. I have found the fifth, lack of preparation, to be so true. It can take 25 to 30 hours to put together a quality, one hour presentation.