Practice Points: Top 10 Rules for Slide Shows

Slide shows can help make a presentation more effective by illustrating a presenter’s points and keeping an audience engaged. Like most things in life, however, there are rules that should be followed. Public defender Al Menaster offers his Top 10 rules for slide shows. The goal is to make a lawyer’s opening statements, final arguments and presentations great, using technology to help. A slide show heavy on quotations and text is going to be a bad show. Is there a picture or a sound effect that can be used? Try to come up with an interesting theme. This is how people learn and remember. Use these 10 rules to make slide shows sizzle.