The newest approach to slide presentations asks that the presenter create attractive slides that refrain from bullets or too much text. The burden shifts away from the slides and over to the presenter to tell the audience the story of the information. The slides serve mainly as visual reinforcement.
It’s a terrific idea, but sometimes an instructor or a boss is going to demand bulleted slides. The trick becomes honoring the request and the new approach, both. Here’s what a well-designed PowerPoint presentation needs: great ideas and a slide design that does not get in the way.