Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking control, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
In this chapter I'll show you how to make the most from technology.…I want to start by talking about a simple little device that every presenter…should have, the remote control.…These little guys are great for public speaking.…For one thing, they release me from being tethered to my laptop and lectern.…That means I can be much more natural and dynamic in my presentation.…Depending on the strength of the wireless signal, I may even be able to…walk through, around, and behind the audience, and I should, but we'll talk…about that later.…Your remote might even have a few bells and whistles.…
For instance, a built-in laser pointer is a great tool to have if you need to…bring your audience's attention to something on the screen.…But in a pinch, your mouse will do the same thing.…Just give it a good wiggle during the slide show and you'll have a…mouse pointer.…Many remotes, or presentation mice as they're sometimes called, will also include…buttons for volume control.…This can be a huge advantage if you've got lots of audio and video in your…
- 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
Q: Where can I learn more about communication skills?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting communication skills on lynda.com.
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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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