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How to make an engaging PPT? Here are 27 crisp Presentation Tips!

I LOVE making PPTs over the odd weekend. In the last 15 years or so, I’ve made at least a hundred presentations in front of various audiences. People have appreciated these presentations, so this is my attempt to share some of my personal PPT-making tips. Hope you find it useful while creating your next presentation!

Pls note: In the PPT, The Tip slide is in Blue italics  & is followed by an Example slide. So don’t get confused on what is the TIP and what is the EXAMPLE

Do share some of your own tips in the comments!

This is the template of the extra’s you can do to add more magic to your decks!

UPDATE ADDED BY ASHA:
Within a few hours of this ppt being posted on SlideShare and trhs, it got featured on the slideshare home page and liked by the FOUNDER of SlideShare. How cool is that?!

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  1. Profile photo of Sidharth Udani

    Just would like to criticize you on the point that somehow images with one liners(Slides 9,11,13, especially 15) are not in sync to a great presentation. Not that I am a ppt expert but even in rodinhoods open house, I disliked the pics you have selected full screen with a one liner in awkward font and position,

    The tips which you want to convey are great. But just hoping that someday I might see your ppt in slideshare top ppt’s of the day i.e. by making it visually more pleasing and wise choice of pics. Sorry for being blunt, but I am sure you wouldn’t mind. Om Babaji Om. 

  2. Profile photo of Shobhit Bakliwal

    Very confusing ppt. Sometimes, I had to go back and forth 2-3 times to understand whether the slide was an advice or an example. You should have had something like a header to indicate that this is not an actual example but an advice.

    BAD UX.

  3. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Thanks. Changing the color of the fillers

  4. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    Don’t agree. 

    Ps – 3 ppts have made it to the homepage of slideshare.

  5. Profile photo of Shobhit Bakliwal

    Looks great! 🙂

  6. Profile photo of Sidharth Udani

    Great that 3 of your ppt’s have been on the homepage, but I predict thats bcoz of your fan following. 😛

  7. Profile photo of Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal

    :-)) the ppt just got featured on the slideshare home page AND got liked by the FOUNDER OF SLIDESHARE (not a fan :-))

  8. Profile photo of Anoop Nair

    Haha.. This is what we call the real achievement. Good to be in your network Alok!

  9. Profile photo of Jatin Bhandari

    Nice Share. Slide 17….Where is the difference Alok ? ….

  10. Profile photo of Darshan Bhambiru

    Was only meant to WAKE up Sleepy Heads 😉 

  11. Profile photo of Rohit Jain

    HI Alok, Nice ppt…couple of tips are quite useful. We shall give this as reference to the people who are creating online courses of ufaber.

  12. Profile photo of Pawan Deokule

    Thanks Alok,

    I can see why it was chosen as a favorite on slideshare. The simplicity is superb and the logical flow is also great. I usually get stuck when I am following someone else’s format like business plan PPTs where they ask you to use large font and fit tons of information in a single slide with multiple messages! I would like to use your simple format but that can be done in personal presentations, the official block presentations come with conditions. 🙁

    I had a few clarifications on going through the above. Trying to learn and adapt here….

    Not sure what point can be made with slide #13? If the team size is large then great we can say big team, beautiful team, etc. If the team size is rather small as is the case with most of our network of startups then the point of unknown faces having a table snap may not be as appealing. Not sure if there is any other point that can be made.

    Learning…

  13. Profile photo of Ranga Prakash S

    Cool 😀

  14. Profile photo of Bhaskar Jha

    What I infer from slide#13 is to show who are behind the scence; who are the forces behind the product. It could be a large team, a small team of enthusiasts, two brilliant minds or just a single genius. Like in some theater group, it is customary to bring in all the artistes on the stage after curtain falls. It is to show solidarity within the group or company.

    I am still learning too, though hope it helps.     

  15. Profile photo of Bhaskar Jha

    Brilliant is the small word. 🙂

  16. Profile photo of Hansi Gehlot

    Nice Tips. It is very useful to me when I’ll create Presentation. Thanks for sharing such a great information here.

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