One of the biggest problems in the world of presenting today is that too many people put far too much information and detail into their slides. When you do this, you loose the focus of your presentation, and this ultimately leads to your audience becoming bored and finally to fall asleep.
Take a look at the video below from Holiday Inn Hotels. The wonderful simplicity of the advert would make brilliant presentation slides. There is an image (a relevant image) and just two simple words.
The picture captures the emotion and the words create the message. There is nothing complex, there are not bullet points, lists, charts or graphs. Just a simple image with a simple message. And that is all you need to do to create amazing presentations today. Sadly, too many presenters do not do this and that is why presentations today have such a bad name.