Do you need to create slides for work?

This week a new 1-to-1 client started coaching with me. She works in finance and has to prepare an important presentation for her boss. She confessed that she didn’t know how to use PowerPoint and was worried she didn’t have the time to get to grips with it in the way she wanted to.

It really is a beast of a program.

You can do tons with it, but if you need to create an electronic presentation and don’t have the stomach for the PowerPoint learning curve, why not use Google Slides?

It’s very intuitive and quick and of course you can download your Google Slides as a PowerPoint document too.

Now, it’s one thing to know how to use programs like PowerPoint and Google Slides. But it’s altogether a different skill to create elegant slides that aren’t crammed with bullet points and that complement your talk rather than detract from it.

If you’re interested in becoming a slide DIVA then why not take a look at this book: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds.

It might seem a bit geeky to read a whole book on presentation design, but it really is quite interesting and has some great examples in it.