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The 10 best ways to visually represent IT data

8: Topics in outline form -- Microsoft PowerPoint

There are a number of strategies for creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations (and presentations in general). But PowerPoint is especially useful for creating an outline that can be conversationally discussed. I've learned a few tricks over the years: Never have a presentation go longer than 59 minutes and 59 seconds; don't cover more than three main topics per slide; and make the outline focus primarily on the problem, which you can then backfill with the solution.

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Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.