Why do we make text-heavy, boring PowerPoint presentations?
It's a good question. One that has many answers: I'm lazy, I don't know any other way, I don't have time, I'm not a designer, etc....
Regardless of the answer, corporate counsel must take time to develop great PowerPoint presentations for legal training in order to keep employees engaged and focused. Even though you may save some time up front by using that recycled, text-based, colorless PowerPoint, you'll negate the entire purpose of doing the legal training in the first place: helping employees understand difficult legal concepts.
Now that we've admitted that legal training PowerPoints are broken, how do we fix them? How do we create a great PowerPoint presentation?