Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding white space, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
My first quick tip to improve your slides involves adding whitespace. That's the…space or padding between the bullets and paragraphs on your slides.…Let's open up the Fulfillment slideshow and look at the fourth slide called…Improved Fulfillment Process.…As you can see, the items in the list run together and they aren't easily…distinguished from each other. It's hard to read.…In PowerPoint, there are three settings that control the amount of vertical…space in a text box.…The one we often hear about is line spacing, found here.…
If we select the boundary of the text box and adjust the line spacing option, we…introduce space between each of the lines.…But this doesn't help make our bullets look any more readable. Instead, I'll…access the Line Spacing Options dialog box.…Here's that Line Spacing choice again: Single, 1.5, et cetera.…Remember that this only modifies the space between lines.…I want to add some extra padding or spaces in between each number in the list.…
Here, we can specify an amount of space before and after each paragraph or…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Five Quick Tips for PowerPoint
2. Composing a Powerful Message
3. Successful Slide Design
4. Intermediate Slide Design
5. Using Technology
6. Delivering with Confidence
7. Bonus Tips
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