Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Reducing the text, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
A complaint I hear over and over is that people force too much information onto a slide.…As slide designers, we must realize the audience needs to focus on the…presenter, not the slide show.…If we give our audience too much to read, their eyes will be distracted and they…won't see the emotion that our speaker is conveying.…In other words, we need to cut down on the text, and here's some advice to make this happen.…The second slide of our Human Resources file has a lot of text under Training Program.…We're going to cut down the complete sentences into their most basic points and…let the speaker convey the full thoughts.…
Now, consider this.…If your slide has a period,…it's probably got too much text.…Let's see what we can do with this.…Our slide is already looking better and it gives our speaker enough to convey…the full idea, but let's take the step one slide further.…I'm going to duplicate this slide by right-clicking on the thumbnail on the left…and choosing Duplicate Slide.…With slides 2 and 3 identical, I'll go to the first, slide 2, and eliminate the…
- 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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