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PowerPoint: Creating a Self-Running, Interactive Presentation

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This quick course shows you how to create a self-running presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.

PowerPoint isn't just for static, click-by-click presentations. This powerful software enables users to create self-running, interactive presentations that can be useful in a variety of scenarios: product demos for meetings or trade show booths; school research projects; or even slideshows for family and friends. In this concise course, David Rivers shows you how to create your own self-running PowerPoint presentation quickly and easily while incorporating interactive elements that can provide your audience specified levels of control.


  • Welcome
  • How to use the exercise files
  • What you need
1. Prepare an Interactive Presentation
  • Storyboard your project
  • Divide slides into sections
  • Build in branching
2. Create Interactivity and Interest
  • Create navigation links
  • Add interest with video
  • Add interest with audio
  • Animate slides with transitions
  • Animate objects on slides
3. Run a Presentation
  • Preview your project
  • Add and rehearse timings
  • Set options for a kiosk-style presentation
  • Next steps

Taught by

David Rivers

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