As a reporter/producer, I never had to make presentations. I told stories with images, audio, and text — using Flash, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Word, and the like. My first month at the Star Tribune, I found myself having to use PowerPoint. Initially disdainful, I sniffed around for a few PPT tutorials, and stumbled across this blog. As well as provided helpful tips, the blog espoused an approach to PowerPoint that helped me to see it as just another storytelling medium.
The PowerPoint I created last October still lives on in bits and pieces today, in presentations I’ve given all over the Twin Cities. And I always get pretty good reviews.