By Nerino Petro at 16 April, 2007, 10:06 am
It seems at times that PowerPoint is an attorney’s best friend; however, too often lawyers don’t take the time to learn some basic “best” practices when creating their presentations.
Craig Ball is one of the best-known experts on using PowerPoint for lawyers and has done numerous presentations and articles on this very topic, including the article “Power Persuasion, including “Six Ways to Add PowerPoint Pizzazz to Mundane Documents”. In addition to Craig, run an Internet search on “PowerPoint best practices” and you’ll find numerous links to articles and postings on the best way to get the most out of PowerPoint without boring your audience.
While you should take the time to read some of these, I’ve always been a visual person and find that humor mixed in with the subject matter can make learning easier and more enjoyable. If you click here, you will go to an online video entitled Friday Fun: How (not) to use PowerPoint on the Law Librarian Blog . In a short period of time, you will learn some of the key “best” practices for using PowerPoint and you should get a good chuckle at the same time.