Per an old proverb:
What’s the best time to plant a tree?
Fifty years ago.
What’s the second-best time?
If your presentation is an hour from now, forget this site for the next hour and go practice with what you’ve got.
Beyond that, get the book, get with One Idea per Slide, and start improving your show and tell for grownups.
Bad presentations do.
That’s the theme of the book, PowerPoint Quick-Fix Guide. If you want to make your presentations better – and who doesn’t? – don’t waste time worrying about whether PowerPoint or Prezi or Keynote or whatever is the best tool.
The difference among the tools is minor, and a personal preference.
The difference between lousy slides and good ones is immense.
That’s where you can make a difference. Fixing your slides is low-hanging fruit, at least for most of the slides I’ve seen. Sure, if you’re Garr Reynolds or Nancy Duarte, your slides look spectacular… but the rest of us have work to do.
It’s not hard work. Just different, different from what you’ve been doing.
As you’ll learn from the book (coming March 2016 from DayPack Books).