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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Covers PowerPoint technical tips plus presentation skills.

In this course, author David Diskin lays out a practical framework for building and delivering business presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, and covers tips and tricks for controlling elements in slide decks. This course demonstrates how to engage an audience, present data in meaningful ways, incorporate gestures, and manage question-and-answer sessions. The course also includes tips on creating photo slide shows and utilizing keyboard and mouse tricks.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Five Quick Tips for PowerPoint
  • Adding white space
  • Applying a transition
  • Reducing the text
  • Selecting objects with ease
  • Opening with Show
2. Composing a Powerful Message
  • What's your point?
  • Getting in their heads
  • What's in it for them?
  • Piecing it together
  • Holding their hands
3. Successful Slide Design
  • Understanding the importance of design
  • Using color and fonts
  • Maintaining consistency
  • Using photographs
  • Sharing data with charts
  • Making your data meaningful
  • Using diagrams and SmartArt
4. Intermediate Slide Design
  • Breaking the slide into sections
  • Fine-tuning shapes and text boxes
  • Enhancing text boxes
  • Customizing layouts and templates
  • Building your own layouts
  • Animating bullets
  • Animating photos
  • Animating other objects
  • Inserting music and other audio elements
5. Using Technology
  • Taking control
  • Setting display resolution and improving clarity
  • Including hidden slides and custom shows
  • Utilizing speaker notes
  • Using Presenter view
  • Creating handouts
6. Delivering with Confidence
  • Planning the program
  • Using the presenter checklist
  • Knowing what to do when things go wrong
  • Sharing your message
  • Making the motions
  • Questions and answers
  • Reading your audience
  • Dealing with audience distractions
  • Setting up and tearing down
7. Bonus Tips
  • During the show
  • Creating a photo slideshow
  • Letting the slideshow be the star
  • Sharing with your audience
  • Keyboard and mouse tricks
Conclusion
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly: A recap
  • Additional resources

Taught by

David Diskin

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