How to make an amazing powerpoint

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10 easy ways lớn make any PowerPoint presentation awesome

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Animation in PowerPoint

 

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Animation in Keynote

 

The trick when presenting text, lượt thích a short menu of bullets, is khổng lồ make your point without losing the audience. One technique is to reveal one bullet at a time. In PowerPoint, right click on your text box, select Custom Animation > địa chỉ cửa hàng Entrance Effect và then choose the effect you want. In Keynote, click Animate > Build in và choose the effect you want.

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7. Leave the fireworks khổng lồ Disney.

It’s great that you know how lớn turn text into flames and make images spin – but leave those fireworks khổng lồ Disney. Your job is to lớn make you the star. Simple transitions, clean fonts & large, attractive graphics trumps PowerPoint tricks, every time.

8. Use the 2/4/8 rule.

When I look back at my most successful slide decks there’s a pattern, I điện thoại tư vấn it the 2/4/8 rule: about every 2 minutes I have a new slide (about 30 slides for a 60 minute speech), no more than 4 bullets per slide, và no more than 8 words per bullet.

Just like any recipe, use the 2/4/8 rule as a guide và then vary the ingredients as needed.

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9. Fade to black when speaking.

Your slides are not the point—you are. When you fade to black you regain your audience’s attention. For example, after I present one solution (that’s also shown on the screen), I’ll fade to black while I expound on how khổng lồ apply the solution in your work.

It’s no different than a close-up in a movie – the director wants you khổng lồ focus only on the speaker. Lưu ý that some remotes don’t have the black screen feature – if you’re shopping for a remote be sure it does.

Your slides are not the point—you are. Click lớn Tweet10. When in doubt, dump it.

If you’re Al Gore explaining trends in CO2 emissions, slides can be essential – they can also be a distraction. When I’m struggling, trying lớn decide if I need a slide, or not, I ask myself: “Will it make my speech better?” If not, I dump it.

Remember, nobody will miss what isn’t there.

One last thing. If you’re flying solo, without an A/V crew, spend the $80 & pack a remote (with spare batteries.) Nothing’s worse than watching a speaker repeatedly lean over, hunt for the right key, and then peck away khổng lồ advance the slides.

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