When creating a PowerPoint (or any other kind of) presentation, lay it out in a cohesive manner, not as a set of unrelated slides. You want to tell a story. Part of that story telling is using your slide titles wisely. They should be thought of as brief sentences that when strung together could tell a story and progress in a logical fashion. Think introduction, body and conclusion. This will also help you put the most relevant information in the slides and prevent the dreaded page overload. We’ve all been guilty of that at one time or another, trying to squeeze all the information we can onto ONE page in 6 point font. Remember, your presentation is there to support you and provide bullet points (with sans serif font). You are the star of the show. Your audience should leave impressed by you and what you had to say, not having read everything on the wall behind you.
Use presentation titles wisely
About the Author: Karen Post
Karen Post is an entrepreneur, international branding authority, and author. Her books include: Brand Turnaround: How Brands Gone Bad Returned to Glory and the 7 Game Changers that Made the Difference (McGraw-Hill); and Brain Tattoos: Creating Unique Brands That Stick in Your Customers' Minds (AMACOM).