Define “corporate” powerpoint presentation

September 13, 2011

I just can’t find any reason why the ppt presentation I made is not considered as “corporate”. So, I decided to blog about it and let the cyberworld decide. Before I dig into the details of my presentation let me introduce to you the non-linear powerpoint presentation.

Traditionally, the powerpoint presentation that we experience is linear. In layman’s tem, the only way to get you from beginning to end of the presentation is to go through each slide thus following a straight line. Non-linear ppt presentation, on the other hand, is very different. It allows you to navigate the whole presentation. It gives the presenter the option to jump over slides to specific groups of slides.

Why Non-linear ppt?

It is a very interesting and useful way to transmit messages. Like a web site, nonlinear ppt present you with slides with many links to explore and you decide which link to explore first. It is more interactive compared to linear ppt. Thus, it can sustain the attention of your audience.

Level Up!

From the being the MC of the Forum that we conduct in the office every 2nd and last friday of the month, I was tasked to become one of the speakers
because our bosses had a seminar. I asked permission to my officemate to revise the “very traditional” ppt we used to present to our members that since day 1 I want to remake.

Earlier this day, I was informed that the ppt I made is not “corporate.” Oh! Why oh why? I was told that there is a coporate way. Hmmmm… how do you do that? I have the logo. Check! The color scheme of the presentation is one with the color of the company. Check! Another comment, “the font color is white. It should be black.” Look what I found:

“Black text on a white background will always be the best but also the most boring choice.”


“Dark text on a light background.

Therefore, I should use light text if the background is dark.

Last criticism, “the font design is not consistent.” As far as I am concern, I used Arial. 24-48 font size. Utilized, dark text to light background. Light text to dark background. I used MS 2007 to create the presentation. In UP, it was Ms. Jeane Claire Dy who taught our class how to do the non-linear powerpoint presentation. FYI! My course is Communication Arts major in corporate and speech communication.

Anyway, if being “corporate” means being “traditional” then I would rather die being “not corporate.” Because I tend to deviate and I will always differ from the old ways if I find the new ways better and maybe the best. Not all old ways are the right thing to do and not all old people are true. :p

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