Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up and tearing down, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
As we wrap up the chapter on delivery, let's focus on one thing we often…neglect, the behind-the-scenes tasks of setting up and tearing down.…In this video, we'll discuss the following:…setting the stage, greeting the audience, handouts and signing-in, positioning…you and your laptop, and closing down.…Before you get started, find out when the audience will be arriving.…You should be ready to greet the audience by that time, which means no more…fiddling around with your laptop or handouts.…If you're not ready yet, have someone keep them out of the room or take yourself…into another room to prepare.…
In other words, don't let the audience watch you set up.…Now let's set the stage.…Pretend you're an attendee walking into the room. Look around. What do you see?…You'll want to remove any clutter and distractions and do some light housekeeping.…Decide where everything will go: you, your laptop, and possibly the screen.…Set up your banner, literature, business cards, and handouts.…You'll want your laptop positioned facing you so that you can face the audience…
- 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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3. Successful Slide Design
4. Intermediate Slide Design
5. Using Technology
6. Delivering with Confidence
7. Bonus Tips
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