Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using diagrams and SmartArt, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
PowerPoint has a variety of built-in diagram templates, such as organizational…charts, flowcharts, and even Venn diagrams.…They should be used whenever possible, rather than text, to help the audience…understand the process or relationship.…Watch how we can clean up a few of the slides in our presentation to connect…better with our audience.…Slide #12 shows our Improved Fulfillment Process.…It's a wordy slide, which can benefit from a significant reduction in text.…
Let's ask the speaker to say these words and reduce the actual text that appears on screen.…Now I'll take it even further by converting this text into a great process diagram.…With the Text Box selected I'll go to the Home tab and in the Paragraph group…pull down Convert to SmartArt.…As I hover over the choices, I can see how my SmartArt will appear.…Certainly some are better than others, and the one I'd like to use for this…example is this one called the Continuous Block Process.…
Note that after converting this to a SmartArt diagram, I have the SmartArt…
- 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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