It has become an automatic reflex.
Whenever you have to write a presentation you open up the Powerpoint and start creating slides. You hope that once we have enough slides put together a coherent and persuasive presentation will emerge.
Unfortunately, the exact opposite thing happens. You get so caught up in the slides that the story you are trying to tell gets lost. And if you are unlucky enough to be really good with Powerpoint, you load the slides up with bells and whistles and special effects-and further bury the story!!
If you want better presentations try this- before you even open up the laptop try to think these things through
Who are you talking to and what are they expecting? What do they want to buy?
What is your point of view? What are you trying to sell?
What 3 or 4 things will support your POV/sale?
Is what you are selling addressing what they are buying?
Once you have this all figured out you will have the elements of a sale and you will be able to structure your story….all without the help of Powerpoint!
At this stage you can start knocking out the slides. They will come easily and you have a better presentation.