Ideas do not develop in vacuum. Discussion is always necessary to build or refine an idea. To start discussion it is necessary to communicate information to others in a systematic way. Commonly ideas, proposals and plans need a candid briefing to whole team for their further fine tuning. The easiest way to systematically communicate information to others is PowerPoint presentation. Just prepare a PowerPoint presentation and play it on a multimedia projector screen or on a digital screen. In modern professional world round about eighty percent presentations are designed or written by using Microsoft PowerPoint tool. It is a popular tool because it is to use and by using it one can prepare a professional presentation easily and efficiently. It is an amazing tool by using which one can get professional outcome with less effort.
How one can prepare or write a good presentation? What are the key precautions to make an outstanding presentation? The answer of such questions is simple. Content, design and flow are necessary parameters for a good PowerPoint presentation. A presentation which satisfies CDF parameters would create an exceptional impact. No doubt the skill of presenter is important but without proper content, simple/attractive design and good flow, it would be difficult for any presenter to perform. The details of each component of CDF modal are given below:
The content of a presentation must be candid, well defined, concise, precise and in concrete form. It is wrong approach to write complete sentences or paragraphs on the slides because such dense content will attract the attention of people and they will start reading slides instead of listening you. Just write hints in billeted or numbered list. Each slide must start with its name or heading then place list of hints. Add pictures, videos and audios where necessary. Do not use so many videos or audios. The content must be simple and must be written in coherent form.
Presentation slide must be simple. Do not use backgrounds of dark colors. Use backgrounds with light colors and use dark colors only for text. Do not use more than three or four colors and avoid unnecessary borders. Such unnecessary graphics will make presentation heavy.
Slides in a good presentation are just like a chain or chain links. Each slide must have a logical link with its previous one. The order of slides must be logical and it must be easy to remember. There must be a logical connection between content of slides. The end of each slide must be linked with the start of next slide. The chain of slides commonly starts from welcome slide and ends at a slide with thank you message.
The CDF modal which is described above is one of the basic methods. It is simple and easy to follow. It will reduce unnecessary thinking process and enable you to keep your focus on content. Remember flow is just like the backbone of a presentation. Without content good design is nothing and without and without good flow content is nothing. In a standard presentation all C, D and F must be precise at same level. So don’t wait and start working on your presentation and have fun with CDF modal.