When presenting content to an audience, it’s best not to give a long, verbose laundry list of data points. This is a boring and pretty conventional method of presentation and will not pull in and involve the audience. Instead, use animation and transitions to gradually reveal data points or information. Like all great suspense movies, it’s the build-up to the big reveal that keeps the audience’s eyes glued to the screen. It’s important to remember that a presenter should use only one animation effect per slide. For instance, if you’re using animation on a bulleted list, use the fade in or fade out effect on each point on the list and not a medley of effects.
PowerPoint presentations can only be considered a full fledged success if the design and the actual presentation are well done and thoughtfully planned. It is essential, therefore, for a presenter to put in equal effort into the visual design and content of the PPT as well as the verbal presentation.