Getting Project Buy-In From Your Team
Microsoft's PowerPoint serves as an extremely powerful organization tool for team leaders, project leaders, and their teams. A carefully designed presentation can give the entire team focus and an excellent overview of the project, or their section of the project, as a whole.
When creating business presentations, selling your project with PowerPoint can be an extremely effective method for organizing teams. For most technical and engineering projects, being on the same page and having a visual representation of a project can be the difference between a team being on schedule and on budget and having a disorganized team with no clear goals.
Team leaders and project managers should remember, however, that PowerPoint is a visual tool, and used incorrectly, a presentation can quickly distract and the audience will lose focus, especially when text is incorporated. Once text is present on a page, people tend to read ahead instead of focusing on the vocal presentation. Keep text light on graphically heavy pages, and team leaders can use animation techniques to control the rate at which their audience reads. These techniques can also be stacked or layered in order to create advanced animations.