Don't Forget To Grammar Check Your PowerPoint Presentations
Maybe it's the Grammar Nazi in me, but here's my heartfelt public service announcement for the week: don't forget to grammar check your PowerPoint presentations, too.
I've had several clients ask me over the last few weeks to give their upcoming presentations a quick once-over for things like grammar, spelling, and overall effectiveness. I truly appreciate them looking to me for help, and I love how dead set they are on making sure they look and sound their absolute best. But there are still a few people out there who haven't.
Such was the case this past week. While I was at a networking event, the speaker who was there to talk about cybersecurity had a sentence in his PowerPoint presentation that talked about how grammar and spelling errors in suspected phishing emails are a dead giveaway. So his message was simple: whatever you do, please don't click on them.
It was a true statement, except that he spelled giveaway as two words (give away).
It was only a small error in the grand scheme of things. But when you combined it with several grammar issues that I noticed, he had me more focused on catching mistakes than actually listening.
Unfortunately, I see these simple mistakes all the time, and the reality is that all of them could be avoided. Any spelling or grammar errors in business writing – brochures, advertisements, your website, blogs, press releases, newsletters, a PowerPoint presentation, etc. – wreak havoc on your company's image. In fact, studies consistently show that when choosing between two companies, most customers prefer the one with clear and error-free written communication.
And that goes for your next speaking engagement, too. So how do you ensure your next PowerPoint presentation is clear and error-free? Well, you can start by slowing down and giving each slide a thorough review before you sign off on it. You could also have a friend or family member take a look. But if you really want to be absolutely certain that everything is on the up and up, Edit This® is here to be your extra set of eyes.
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