6 Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

While we highly doubt that a bad slidedeck and a monotone speaker has ever resulted in an actual death, the phrase 'Death by PowerPoint' has only grown in popularity as presentation software use becomes a daily part of life, not only for professionals, but students. Take a moment, if you will, to think of one of those large lecture hall courses where students are so busy scrambling to take down every word displayed on the screen that they can't actually listen to what their professor is saying.

It has spawned both internet memes and cartoons (including the hilarious take shown to the right by Tom Fishburne), as well as some incredible resources on how to not only ensure your audience survives, but is engaged with your content.

A recent Forbes article by author and leadership development consultant Kristi Hedges is one such resource, and outlines six tips to help resuscitate your presentation, including:

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