Once you’ve decided on the structure and have your content points in place, you will have to take a call on the way you need to treat the information you have in your PowerPoint presentation. Should data be presented as a table or should it be turned into a chart? What part of the content can be visualized and what should be left as text?
Remember that PowerPoint presentations are a visual medium. So do away with large chunks of text. If you’re using a mass of paragraphs to discuss a business process, ensure that you extract the most important points and turn it into an information graphic. There’s only so much text that an audience will be willing to read or digest. Besides, conveying information as a simple, easy to understand visual makes sure that your audience does not get bored and the presentation moves along quickly. If text cannot be avoided, then use bullet points instead of whole paragraphs.
While PowerPoint’s SmartArt feature is a great blessing for time pressed consultants who wish to create professional looking graphics, 24point0 has created a range of commonly used business tools and diagrams that can be easily modified and inserted into PPTs.