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Just as your presentation should emphasize one big idea, make each slide about one thing.
If you have five lines of text on your slide now, break it up into one line on five separate slides.
And get rid of the bullet points, fancy builds, text animation, and slide transition effects.
Too much clutter distracts people. They pay attention to the stuff on your slide instead of you. The purpose of your slide is not to show how clever you are. It’s to help you make your points (see point #1).
Instead, put more time into planning your message. Thee return is much higher than you’ll get on that silly swoosh effect.