How to Use PowerPoint

By Deane Barker on November 16, 2003

Avoiding PowerPoint Presentations that Suck: A really good, to-the-point list on how to use PowerPoint.

The first thing to remember about using materials when public speaking is that people are there to hear you, not to read your handouts or look at your slides. These things are icing on the cake, and should not be your competition. Be aware that anything you hand out stands a good chance of being read right away and thus will compete with you for your audience’s attention.