What would you like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009?

I’ve invited a number of bloggers to write a post on their own blogs on the theme “What I’d like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009″.

This is a Group Writing Project (see www.groupwritingprojects.com/about for more information) and you are welcome to contribute. Here’s how you can take part:

If you’ve got a blog:

Write a post on your own blog and publish it by 12th January. The post doesn’t have to have the title I’ve suggested – as long as it ties into the theme. Then send me an e-mail (olivia[at]effectivespeaking.co.nz) or write a comment on this post with a link to your post. I’ll need this by 12th January.

If you don’t have a blog:

You can still take part – just write a comment on this post by 12th January.

In the week following 12th January, I’ll publish a summary of all the contributing posts and comments with links to the full posts.

The idea for this project was sparked by a provocative post by Laura Bergells on her Maniactive blog. You might want to check it out to get your own ideas flowing.

I’m looking forward to your contribution and to a stimulating and creative flow of ideas.


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  1. Hi Olivia,

    I have provided my top ten list for PowerPoint wish list for 2009. Have a prosperous 2009.


  2. Dear Olivia,

    I’m so happy to find your blog. I’m a Toastmaster from Shanghai,China.I’m interested in presentation design.and I love reading both presentationzen and the back of the napkin.

    here’s my answer for you:

    my blog is in Chinese, while this post is in English.:)

    • Thank you xiaoxiaosun – great slide – very clear! I will include it when I do the round-up post after 12th Jan. Olivia

    • Thanks Craig – I like the idea of callling it a wishlist. Might use that in the title of the summary post coming next week. Olivia


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