Nigel Ring on September 16th, 2010

Having looked at some of the potential pitfalls and started to look at some ‘How tos’, we will continue with design matters and then conclude with some presentational issues. Design The graphic element of design becomes a matter of personal preference. I encourage clean uncluttered graphics as far as possible, choice of colour etc being […]

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Nigel Ring on September 8th, 2010

Some Hows? and Whys? PowerPoint is a very powerful tool if used well and there are many features available for the creative speaker. However, because it has many possible ‘tricks’ and animations some speakers feel these must be used at all costs. So words ‘swoosh’ onto the screen, then spin and zoom without purpose. Rather […]

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Nigel Ring on September 3rd, 2010

The pros and cons of PowerPoint These days PowerPoint is part of any speaker’s armoury. Yet no doubt you, like me, have seen PowerPoint used both well and badly. Used well it can contribute greatly to the hearer’s understanding. Used badly it can be a significant distraction as the hearer is trying to work out […]

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