- Explain the importance of storyboarding a project.
- Describe branching and why you might use it.
- Cite the process for adding video to a presentation.
- Explain how to animate slides with transitions.
- Name the commands that allow you to preview your presentation.
- Describe what timing is and how to add and rehearse timings.
Skill Level Intermediate
- [David] Hi and welcome to this course on creating a self-running presentation in PowerPoint. I'm David Rivers. With PowerPoint, you can create a wide variety of slideshow presentations. Most often, PowerPoint is used to create a slideshow to be shown on a big screen alongside a presenter, but on occasion, you may want to create a slideshow that runs on its own, such as at a kiosk to provide information to a viewer on an unattended computer screen. You may even want to offer the viewer the opportunity to interact with the presentation, and that's going to be the focus of this course.
We'll begin with planning out a self-running presentation using some storyboarding techniques before we get into PowerPoint and break apart an existing presentation into sections and build in some branching options. We'll work with links, media, and actions to help with navigation while adding visual interest. And then we'll finish up with previewing, rehearsing timings, and setting the necessary options to have the presentation run on its own. There's lots to cover, so let's get started creating a self-running presentation in PowerPoint.