4 Tips to Use “Show & Tell” to Improve Your PowerPoint for ADR or Trial


Many trial or ADR PowerPoint presentations could benefit from recapturing the craft of the “Show & Tell.” Too often, what we should be “telling” we put on the screen. And sometimes, what we should be “showing” we ignore all together in deference to the “telling” in screen text form. PowerPoint is a VISUAL communication tool. Litigators are among the top in the art in oral presentation, but can benefit from a few “grade school” tips on crafting their supporting visual presentation. This article provides advice on walking in the shoes of the audience, using the “Show & Tell” method to tell a story, having one slide make one point, and letting the title tell all.

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Published In: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Professional Practice Updates, Personal Injury Updates, Products Liability Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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