This course refers to the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
One way to keep the total amount of text on your slides down is to take advantage of presenter notes. These are notes that only you can see while giving the presentation. An advantage of presenter notes is you could be as detailed as you need. And then see these when you are using the presenter's view. This typically works when you have your laptop or computer connected to a projector, and you are mirroring different content. So you send out to the screen the audience veiw, and then on your desktop or your laptop you see a different view with information about your presentation.
Let's take a look at the presenter's view and notes. Under View, I can switch over and take a look here and see some of my overall notes. Let's go to Outline View, and you see that this shows me the outline on the left, and the ability to click and add notes. So, if I want to put some notes here on my last slide. I could say things like, discuss the benefits of PMI and the PMP project management professional certification.
Hard return. Relate personal experiences. Now. If you have spelling errors, same thing. You can always select a word, right click and fix. It'll underline it just like things on the slide. And these notes are very useful because it makes it easy for you to see these, but nobody else can. Now, you don't have to be in that layout. You could be in the normal layout, and just click the Notes button here. To hide or show notes. If you need more room as you're working, just drag up and that will show you the presenter's notes.
This makes it really easy for you to go through the entire presenation and add useful notes for yoruself. Then when you are ready to present the presentation, you actually have the ability to see the presenter's view. Presenter's View is just one of those little things that makes you look like a better presenter. When used effectively, you'll know what's coming up on the next slide. So, instead of having to stop and turn your back to the audience to look at the screen. You could just glance down, see what's coming next, click through and keep talking while you maintain eye contact.
Remember, they're there to see you, not your slides. So you want to maintain good body position and good eye contact with the audience to truly engage them.
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington.
- Setting a schedule and goals
- Working in stages
- Building an outline
- Using an outline to create your initial slides
- Formatting text
- Changing templates and themes
- Using photos, shapes, and charts in PowerPoint
- Adding video
- Animating your slideshow
- Consolidating, testing, and rehearsing you presentation