PMI-PM Network: “Improve the powerpoint skills of a project manager”

(Publicado en el blog de Ramon Costa, Director Académico del postgrado, www.ramoncosta.net)

In the number of PM Network September 2011 (www.pmi.com), there is a very interesting and useful article “Improve your powerpoint skills” addressed to Project Managers, with a collection of recommendations.


I proposo you to access to it and read it complete details, but I want to list some of them:

  • Don’t rush it. Like a project, presentation should begin with a plan
  • Don’t overuse jargon. Too many project management terms will only befuddle most audiences
  • The fewer slides, the better. Project managers should keep presentations brief – particularly when presenting to internal stakeholders such as executives
  • Use storytelling techniques. When presenting to external stakeholders, including the public, project managers often are trying to build relationships
  • Focus on the essentials. Limit each slide to no more than two takeaways
  • Pay attention to alignment. “Turn on the gridlines in PowerPoint”
  • Take the readability test. Print out your deck and place those sheets of paper on the floor
  • Make adjustments – even mid – presentations


And be sure to avoid:

  • Use of fonts hard to read
  • Poor color combinations
  • Too much text per slide
  • Tacky clip art

1 comentario:

www.MaestriasCR.com dijo...

Muy interesante el contenido de este blog. Pienso que la administración de proyecto es un tema del que debemos conocer todos no importa en cual área profesional nos desempeñemos.
En este sitio www.MaestriasCO.com hay información de maestrías en gestión de Proyectos.

Saludos y les deseo éxitos.