How to Write a Presentation

These five basic rules should give you a great start on your powerpoint presentations:

  1. Write an outline of what you want to say before you begin to develop your powerpoint pages.
  2. The headline of each page should summarize the information which is in the body of that page.
  3. There should not be any information in the body of the page which does not support or elaborate on the headline
  4. The Executive Summary should consist solely of the headlines from each page, in order. This is a great way to check to see if your presentation flows clearly and logically. If the Executive Summary makes no sense, it’s time to revise the pages in the presentation until the Executive Summary tells the right story.
  5. If you find yourself repeating something over and over, put the information into a chart format. Whatever you’ve been repeating should be the column or row headers.