Before you being to put slides into your presentation, you need to create an outline first, so the message in your presentation is clear. This also can help your presentation be organized.
- Now that I've got you convinced to at least consider … doing the outline first, that's good news. … Remember the outline is going to save you a bunch of time. … You'll be able to organize your thoughts very quickly. … And in fact, in just a few pages, … you could typically fit an entire presentation. … Now some of you might be questioning that logic. … So I'll put it back to you. … If your presentation is quickly turning into a book, … well, that may not be your best presentation. … Remember the goal is to write bullets … that encapsulate a thought. … Just put the bare minimum of information on the page. … This allows the viewer or the audience member … to encode what you're saying. … After all a presentation is not open captions … for the thinking impaired. … What you're really doing is just getting them … some key points that they can use to jot down notes … and serve as memory triggers. … Your job is not to present the slides. … Your job is to give a great presentation … and the slides support you. …
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Approaching a Presentation
2. Building the Outline
3. Using the Outline to Create Slides
4. Working with Text
5. Photos, Video, Charts, and Shapes
6. Animating a Presentation
7. Getting Ready for Playback of Your Presentation
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