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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations

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Covers PowerPoint technical tips plus presentation skills.


  • 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
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly: A recap
  • Additional resources

Taught by

David Diskin


4.7 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 63 ratings

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