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Tips for making sure your big presentation goes off without a hitch

Don't make that business presentation until you ensure yourequipment is ready to go. Here are some tips for making sureeverything comes together:

  • Don't overdo it. If you use every flying bullet andunique effect that comes with your presentation software,you'll drive your audience crazy. For maximum impact, keepthese features to a minimum. Remember, you don't want todistract your viewers.
  • Think big. Display text in at least 24-point type. Useserif fonts for large titles only; use sans serif in the main bodyof your presentation.
  • Be organized. Every presentation needs some kind ofstructure. One basic yet effective structure includes anintroduction or agenda, key points, a closing and somerecommendations.
  • Spell it out. Avoid just mentioningstatistics-tell your audience exactly what the numbersmean.

Excerpted from Get Smart: 365 Tips To Boost YourEntrepreneurial IQ

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