This month’s slide comes from a real presentation that a colleague of mine sat through. The image and text have been changed to protect the identity of the presenter, but it’s essentially the same slide from the deck.
This slide has it all: a tiny title, densely packed text, misaligned bullet points, and an eensy-weensy little footer with today’s date and slide number. And the first line of text contains the same information as the title.
That’s right; I’ve eliminated this slide completely.
This presentation was given to a group of his peers, live, at their place of business. Mr. Smith has already been vetted by the people who invited him to speak, so there’s no need to display his credentials in such minute detail. Of course, Mr. Smith could touch on his career highlights when he introduces himself at the beginning of his presentation, but there is no need to go into this level of detail.
On the other hand, if this had been presented as a Webinar, showing a photo of the presenter could build rapport. Here’s a redesigned slide for that purpose:
While this slide is on screen, Mr. Smith could talk a little bit about his credentials. He could also include a link to the more detailed résumé at the end of the presentation.