Which of these PowerPoint approaches suits your speaking style?

Your slides might be clever, your voice and tone sublime, but if those elements clash in tempo and complexity, your presentation could be a big dud. Try these three techniques on for size.

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Untitled Document Ever sat through a boring presentation? You’re not alone.

Although most business pitches are the opportunity of a lifetime, some presenters bore their audiences with poorly designed, text-heavy decks. Conversely, there are speakers who show up with decks packed with style, yet lean on substance.

When you prepare your pitch, decide whether you’ll use a fast-paced approach or spend more time discussing your main points. This decision will help you organize your ideas and determine how you will translate these ideas into your slides.

There are several presentation styles, one for almost every type of speaker. Here are a few tried and true design methods you can use to optimize your PowerPoint slides:

1. The Takahashi method

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