PowerPoint Tactics: Part 8 - Final Thoughts
These techniques form the foundation that lead to achievements you can place on your performance evaluation. Being able to interact with customers (who buy your products), partners (who may be suppliers or retailers that help your company build or sell your products), and upper management (who pay your salary) are accomplishments that distinguish you from your peers. You will never get the chance, though, if you cannot clearly and concisely communicate your visions to anyone.
If you stammer through an oral presentation that goes off on wild tangents and nobody understands what your point was, or if you are the only one who grasps the concepts in your design documentation, you will never have the chance to get yourself in front of anyone significant beyond your own project group. Conversely, if you can present well organized information in both oral and written forms while accepting input from others and clearly articulating key points to others, you will stand out. Your manager will think of you as someone who is comfortable explaining things to others and this will result in the highly sought after interaction opportunities with customers, partners, and upper management that lead go a great performance evaluation.
- Part 1 - A tree in the woods is like an engineer with PowerPoint
- Part 2 - Apple anecdote
- Part 3 - Slide organization
- Part 4 - Text based slides
- Part 5 - Graphical slides
- Part 6 - Synchronizing to your agenda and using backup slides
- Part 7 - Oral delivery tips
- Part 8 - Final Thoughts