The ongoing virtual learning avalanche occasioned by the COVID-19 conundrum is compelling a barrage of exposure to presentation slides, presenters and facilitators. Just like the next person, I’ve been in a number of virtual sessions and facilitated a bunch. Quite frankly, I’m tired of seeing slides that bring me to tears – well-almost.
Thing is, I find that many of these awkward-difficult-to-look-at-slides are from my fellow professional colleagues who really should know better. The other day, I saw a set of slides having a hot pink background with black texts bursting through the slide seams! Arrrrrŕrrrrghhhh!!!
If only these ‘defaulters’ could simply observe what others are doing!
Granted, we all have our areas of growth but quite frankly, many of these gaps could easily be fixed by plain observation.
Nothing ever remains the same, especially in this present era. If as a professional trainer, you’ve been working with slides since forever, you simply cannot assume presentation, styles, designs and techniques will remain the same without any form of improvement. Things evolve. It’s your call, therefore, to find out the evolutions in your industry and try your best possible to align – at least. To have a presenter/facilitator project relevance yet can’t move their slide design from ‘death by PowerPoint era’ to present ‘day-fluid-simple-graphical-less-texts’ format is indeed a sacrilege!
See conclusion on WorkBooth Magazine…