This article belongs to the “Make simple presentations, make your point.” series of articles.
In this article I’m going to give you some simple tips about the title slide and the last slide, which is the one I usually use to display my contact information.
The title slide
The title slide is the first slide that you’re going to show to your audience, while they are getting ready. This is also the first slide that the ones who are going to . That’s why there is some essential information to include in this precise slide.
Make sure it includes the following:
- The title of the presentation, as people should be instantly able to find what it is about.
- Your name and your job, it would feel a bit awkward if someones asks it in the middle of the presentation.
- The date of the presentation, not as important as the 2 first ones, but it’s still useful as you are probably going to share your slideshow by email or if you give handouts to your audience.
Make your title slide look great in order to set people in a good mood, presenters showing up with an ugly PowerPoint template always look boring before they actually started. The best is usually to use a meaningful photo.
The last slide
I advise you to use the last slide to give people my contact information, so they can ask me if they have questions. Your professional e-mail address is mandatory, but you can also give your Twitter username or the URL of your blog if it deals with the subject discussed in the presentation.
Even if they actually do not give information related to the subject of your presentation itself, these slides are probably the most important ones, do not try to save time by omitting them.
I hope this article was useful to you, please comment it if you want to share some tips of your own about these slides!