Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the importance of design, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
In this chapter, I will discuss how to create a great looking presentation…with minimal effort.…I will show you how to match your color palettes, keep your slides consistent,…use great photos, make your data meaningful, and we'll throw in some diagrams.…We are going to do everything from within PowerPoint, which means we won't…need the assistance of a graphic designer or use any professional graphics applications.…Let's start by adjusting what PowerPoint calls the page size.…We need to decide if the audience will see this on a standard or a…widescreen display.…
I happen to know that most of our office here uses widescreen displays…and that our projector supports widescreen as well.…So I am going to change PowerPoint for the 16 to 9, that's widescreen, ratio.…I will click on the Design tab and choose Page Setup.…Here it says Slides sized for an On-screen show at (4:3).…I will drop down the menu and choose 16:9. Clicking OK changes the slide size to 16:9 ratio.…
I discussed the concept of screen size a bit more in Chapter05.…
- 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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