The whole premise of this article was that most people use PowerPoint poorly. I've worked in the US and Japan and the Americans do not corner the market on poor presentations.
1) Simplify slides
2) PLEASE preview them from a projector. Blue text on a black background might look Tron-chic on your monitor, but projected on a screen, you'll just have mush.
3) Engage the audience. If you read to them in a dark room, they will go to sleep. Stop hiding behind the podium. Move. Speak naturally with motion. you dont have to be manic as Howard Dean, but neither do you have to be a zombie.
Use the tool properly.
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