We strive to minimize bullet lists, simplify text and make presentation content as visual as possible. Of course, the first step is discovering how the presentation will be used (speaker support, knowledge reporting, handouts, etc.). For a recent presentation, there was a lot of data that needed to be included, but the request was to also minimize the use of bullet lists (always a great sign when the presenter understands the need to help the audience capture the slide content!).
For this slide, an overview of the Business Development phases of the company, we minimized the text and categorized it. Then a visual layout was created to clearly show the 3 phases, label the phases and finally add the detail text into each phase. The end result is here, and it was a lot easier for the audience to remember than a slide full of bullets!
– Troy @ TLC