12 tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations

This article provides some important advice and tips for creating engaging and unique PowerPoint presentations

"Read on for PowerPoint presentation tips, to learn about PowerPoint templates and PowerPoint backgrounds, and get advice about outlines, communication skills, and how to maximize your Microsoft software. You’ll also find time-saving tips, not to mention three key guidelines for creating effective presentations:

  • Grab viewers' attention
  • Clearly communicate your information
  • Stay in control of your presentation" (Krieger, 2012)


  1. Grab viewers' attention
  2. Select or create your own theme
  3. Use video and audio to convey your message more effectively
  4. Use graphics to emphasize key points
  5. Use animations and transitions wisely
  6. Clearly communicate your information
  7. Start by outlining your presentation
  8. Use masters and layouts to save time and help get better results
  9. Consider differences between print and on-screen presentations
  10. Use notes pages and handouts to help deliver the story
  11. Stay in control of your presentations
  12. Know exactly what your viewers will see


Krieger, S. (2012). 12 tips for creating better powerpoint presentations. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/skills/presentations.aspx

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