5 tips to craft an exceptional PowerPoint presentation

Impress your colleagues with slick, seamless delivery—all orchestrated via your smartphone.

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The keynote speaker at a well-known conference had decades of experience, a clear message, great stage presence and a truly cringeworthy presentation. Every other slide featured clip art, stock photos or dancing GIFs.

I don’t remember the message of his presentation, but I certainly remember the larger lesson: what not to do in a PowerPoint presentation.

A live presentation can be a powerful workplace communication tool, but a lot can go wrong. Try these five tips to stay on course and deliver presentations that will captivate your audience:

1. Embed attention-grabbing YouTube videos.

Did you know that more than a billion hours of video are watched every day on YouTube? There’s a reason video is perhaps the most engaging type of content.

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