You need to do a PowerPoint presentation...and you want to
get it right.
Doing a PowerPoint Presentation
Before you dive straight in there are some presentation tips that could
be useful before you do the presentation.
Tips for When You Have To Do a PowerPoint Presentation
Here are five easy PowerPoint presentation tips to help you
do your next PowerPoint presentation.
You can call 01344 859823 or email training for more PowerPoint presentation tips
Reference the points on the slides. Pause. Indicate the point, look back to
your audience and make the reference. Doing this joins up your talk with your
slide show – helping your audience to digest the
Use the slide build technique...an under-used PowerPoint jewel. with a build you can reference a point on the display
screen, you can ask an open question, pause and then display an answer on the screen. This could be a word build or a
graph display. The options are limitless. All the settings are
accessed via the Slide Show, Animation Scheme settings in PowerPoint. Take care that the technology doesn't take over.
Use the black slide technique. You will need to take stock during a
presentation – to confirm where you are or the direction
you are going. You need your audience's total focus...no distracting slide on the screen. Try using a black slide (Format, Background, Colors,
Apply to Selected). The black slide gives the impression that you have switched
off the projector. Your audience's attention switches to you. With the point
made you can continue.
Use fonts and font sizes carefully. PowerPoint defaults to a selected font
and font size when you do a presentation. You can stick with the default or use
a better option. With fonts, you need: readability and consistency. Some fonts
are made for reading at a distance – others are not. Fonts can signal structure changes
such as titles, sub-titles and content. But when applied indiscriminately they
don't signal anything other than a mess.
Take it steady with the imagery. Slide colour schemes can affect the readability of your PowerPoint slides. Reading red or green text at a
distance is tough. Plan to use dark text colours (black or blue) out of a white
background if you can. Don't overdo the whiz bang effects in
the slide show menus (Slide Show, Slide Transition and Slide Show, Animation
A presentation skills training course at your nearest PresentPerfectTM training centre
will always help when you need to do a PowerPoint
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