Sitting through PowerPoint presentations and trainings is often viewed as a necessary evil of working in a professional organization. While a PowerPoint should ideally be a visually appealing complement to a speech or lecture, too often presenters create crowded, ineffective slides with either too much or not enough text, or an overload of "gimmicks" like clip art, sound files, and jarring transitions. What are some of your presentation software pet peeves, or things to avoid? What are some best practices for slide design? Additionally, research other presentation software besides PowerPoint and Google Slides, choose one, and write a brief overview of its features. Please include a link to the software's website so your classmates can look through it as well.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.