7 ways to pull your presentation out of the 1980s

PowerPoint launched in 1987, when the Cutlass Supreme was a big seller and ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ topped the charts. If you’re still using those early techniques, it’s time for a reboot.

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Ah, the ’80s.

It was great decade for music, parachute pants and PowerPoint. Launched in 1987, PowerPoint revolutionized the way we pitch to clients and speak to audiences. PowerPoint is still going strong more than 30 years later, but to better connect with modern audiences, it has been adapted with design tips, sharing options and mobile access.

Have you adapted your style as well? If your presentation is stuck in the ’80s, it’s as ineffective as trying to stream music on your Sony Walkman.

Even if you weren’t around in the ’80s, the odds are you may be using old-school techniques handed down from generation to generation. How do you know if your presentation is stuck in the ’80s? Check the signs below, and follow the tips to modernize your approach:

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