Preparing the slides for your presentation isn’t easy. You need to come up with interesting and relevant ideas. These slides serve as a guide to everyone else in the room who can’t follow what you’re talking about. The problem is that since you have lots of ideas, you want to shove them into the presentation. As a result, you use a really small font and have several pages for the presentation. No one will want to see what you’re presenting if you do it that way. You need to find a way to reduce the slides and make them more visible using larger fonts.
You’re going to explain the details anyway. There’s no point in using long sentences. Keywords and phrases will suffice. You can also use graphs, charts and models. People will easily understand what you’re talking about if you present ideas in that manner. If the words are too short and difficult to understand, you can always ask the people in the room if there’s anything they need you to clarify.
Sometimes, you can sum up long words using one picture. Everything you want to say is already in one photo. Find the right image that represents all the details in your presentation. These images could also capture people’s attention. As long as the picture is interesting and relevant, it’s good enough.
Use a QR code
If there’s any detail that you can’t cut, you can ask people to read further information later. Once the presentation is over, they can look at that link as a reference to have deeper knowledge about the topic. You can’t make them type the entire link, so a QR code will help. The audience will take a photo of the code and open the link on their phone’s browser.
Select the most important details
You have to determine the level of importance of each idea that you want to present. You can write them on a piece of paper and rank the ideas. From what you wrote, you can determine which ones you think will be necessary to show and which ones you can just mention while you speak. Assume the role of an audience when deciding.
When you can’t sum up the information and you have a hard time deciding which ideas to prioritise, you can give handouts. Those who want to know the details about what you said but didn’t include in the slides can read the entire stack of paper that you give.
Once you do all these things, you can finally reduce the slides and make them easier to understand. Before you start your speech, make sure that the room is ready. Check if the projector is working; otherwise, you won’t be able to show your slides. It also helps to invest in a projector wall mount for the office if you regularly present there. You don’t want to experience technical glitches a few minutes before your presentation.