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Video: Opening with Show

And the last tip of the chapter is for when you're ready for the big show. For just a second, let's take a look at what happens from the audience's perspective, if they can see my screen. Assuming my projector is turned on, you are going to see me double-click on the slide show, then fumble around for the Slide Show tab, and finally click From Beginning. During that process, the audience can see my slide thumbnails or at least the first couple, and my slide notes. It's not too professional and it gives away my big introduction.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 10m 44s
    1. Adding white space
      2m 13s
    2. Applying a transition
      2m 10s
    3. Reducing the text
      2m 37s
    4. Selecting objects with ease
      2m 27s
    5. Opening with Show
      1m 17s
  3. 15m 37s
    1. What's your point?
      2m 49s
    2. Getting in their heads
      2m 29s
    3. What's in it for them?
      1m 56s
    4. Piecing it together
      5m 49s
    5. Holding their hands
      2m 34s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Understanding the importance of design
      4m 12s
    2. Using color and fonts
      3m 18s
    3. Maintaining consistency
      4m 57s
    4. Using photographs
      5m 21s
    5. Sharing data with charts
      5m 20s
    6. Making your data meaningful
      2m 23s
    7. Using diagrams and SmartArt
      5m 18s
  5. 46m 31s
    1. Breaking the slide into sections
      3m 56s
    2. Fine-tuning shapes and text boxes
      5m 43s
    3. Enhancing text boxes
      7m 46s
    4. Customizing layouts and templates
      6m 7s
    5. Building your own layouts
      4m 59s
    6. Animating bullets
      3m 12s
    7. Animating photos
      4m 56s
    8. Animating other objects
      5m 41s
    9. Inserting music and other audio elements
      4m 11s
  6. 16m 18s
    1. Taking control
      1m 46s
    2. Setting display resolution and improving clarity
      3m 18s
    3. Including hidden slides and custom shows
      4m 21s
    4. Utilizing speaker notes
      2m 17s
    5. Using Presenter view
      2m 2s
    6. Creating handouts
      2m 34s
  7. 27m 53s
    1. Planning the program
      3m 6s
    2. Using the presenter checklist
      2m 39s
    3. Knowing what to do when things go wrong
      5m 17s
    4. Sharing your message
      2m 40s
    5. Making the motions
      2m 0s
    6. Questions and answers
      1m 43s
    7. Reading your audience
      2m 41s
    8. Dealing with audience distractions
      3m 4s
    9. Setting up and tearing down
      4m 43s
  8. 19m 28s
    1. During the show
      1m 31s
    2. Creating a photo slideshow
      4m 8s
    3. Letting the slideshow be the star
      1m 41s
    4. Sharing with your audience
      6m 36s
    5. Keyboard and mouse tricks
      5m 32s
  9. 6m 30s
    1. The good, the bad, and the ugly: A recap
      5m 32s
    2. Additional resources
      58s

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2h 55m Intermediate Jan 17, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding whitespace
  • Applying transitions
  • Using photographs, colors, and fonts
  • Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
  • Customizing layouts and templates
  • Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
  • Inserting music and audio
  • Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
  • Creating handouts
  • Planning the program
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Setting up and tearing down
Subject:
Business
Software:
PowerPoint
Author:
David Diskin

Opening with Show

And the last tip of the chapter is for when you're ready for the big show. For just a second, let's take a look at what happens from the audience's perspective, if they can see my screen. Assuming my projector is turned on, you are going to see me double-click on the slide show, then fumble around for the Slide Show tab, and finally click From Beginning. During that process, the audience can see my slide thumbnails or at least the first couple, and my slide notes. It's not too professional and it gives away my big introduction.

So let's improve this. I am going to back up a bit to the point where we opened our PowerPoint file. Let's close PowerPoint. Rather than double-clicking, I am going to right-click on the file. Here's the menu that Windows gives me. One of these choices is Show and that's the one I'll select. PowerPoint launches right under the show and I look like a professional. When the slideshow finishes, I get the traditional black screen. Another key press closes PowerPoint and returns me to the Desktop.

With presentations, it's often the little touches like this that make a big impact on how your audience perceives you. That quick tip not only saves time but it shows that you're on top of your game.

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