What PowerPoint Is Not

If your PowerPoint slides look like this, you should probably be using a different software tool to share your ideas.

Example of Bad PowerPoint

PowerPoint is not a document. It’s not a series of virtual notecards projected onto a screen for you to read aloud, either.

A PowerPoint presentation is a visual supplement to your talk or meeting — that’s it.

If you need this many words on a slide, you’re better off creating a Word document and sending it to the folks you’d otherwise invite to your meeting.

Trust me — they’ll thank you.

About the Author

Robbie Hyman is a professional communications and public affairs writer. He has 15 years’ experience writing for nonprofits, small business and multibillion-dollar international organizations and is available as a freelance writer for federal agencies.

Robbie has written thousands of pages of content, including white papers, speeches, published articles, reports, manuals, newsletters, video scripts, advertisements, technical document and other materials. He is also co-founder of MoneySavvyTeen.com, an online course that teaches smart money habits to teenagers.