Tuesday, September 14, 2010

PowerPoint Slide Makeover #60: Using animation to help audiences understand

Just a quick note to let you know that a new Slide Makeover Video Podcast based on the ideas in "The Visual Slide Revolution" is available for your viewing through the iTunes Store, online or through my YouTube channel. Animation is a good way to build each point as you discuss it. Instead of animation that confuses the audience, this makeover shows how to make sure you use animation properly to make your message clearer.

This slide is similar to those submitted by the participants in my workshops - someone just like you who is looking for a way to make their presentations more effective. If you want to submit some of your slides to be considered for a future slide makeover, e-mail them to me at Dave@ThinkOutsideTheSlide.com.

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Blogger TJ said...

Dave, great analysis of what can go wrong with animation. The bigger issue I face with clients is that animation becomes a time blackhole for them--and it always means crowding out time they could and should use for animation. How do you balance this?

8:37 AM  
Blogger Dave Paradi said...


I find that most presenters are self-taught when it comes to most aspects of PowerPoint and they use animation (or any other feature) the way someone showed them the first time. They aren't aware of how to use it efficiently. But after they get a few tips, they understand it much better and see how they could save time.


5:01 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

Good points Dave. I find the greater challenge is getting them to use judgement on how to allocate time. I see clients all of the time spend 2 hours figuring out animation for a slide, yet claim they have no time to do a video recorded rehearsal for 30 minutes.

10:34 AM  

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