My Implementation Guides are the step-by-step instructions that participants in my customized PowerPoint workshops receive that show them how to create the visuals I show in my sessions. This guide covers how you can use techniques in PowerPoint to focus your audience during the delivery of the slides. Here’s what I cover in this guide:
- One of the biggest issues in presentation today is information overload. Presenters don’t want to remove spreadsheets from their presentations because someone may ask a question where the detail needs to be displayed. I show a technique for moving details off the core slides and using hidden slides and hyperlinks to be able to access the details if, and only if, they are really needed. In my workshops this continues to be one of the most valuable techniques I teach.
- Laser pointers don’t help the audience and actually distract them. Instead, I show how presenters should use callouts to direct audience attention to specific spots on a visual to reinforce the key message.
- Some organizations have “banned” animation. And if we are talking about the goofy twirling, flying, bouncing effects, I agree. But animation is useful for building your points one at a time on the slide. I show presenters how to properly use certain animation effects that allow the presenter to give the audience the context they need to come to the correct conclusion on each slide.
- Some topics are complex and can’t be simplified. I show how presenters can use two techniques – the Break Down and Zoom In technique and the Zoom In on a Portion technique to explain a complex visual so that the audience understands it.
Each topic is broken down in logical sequence. Screen captures and instructions are provided for PowerPoint versions from 2007 to 2016/365, so your version will be covered. The techniques are all within the Microsoft Office suite, so you won’t have to download or purchase any other software to create these visuals. The guides are in PDF format when you download them so you can read them on your computer, tablet, or phone.
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