Archive for the 'PowerPoint' Category

Question:Adding Bookmarks in PowerPoint

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Question: “Can someone tell me how to make a bookmark in microsoft powerpoint please?!!!“ There are two ways to create a bookmark, either as a hyperlink or as an action.  Hyperlink Putting in a hyperlink is just as simple as selecting some text that you’ve typed and right clicking and choosing the ‘Hyperlink’ option. From […]

Presenting PowerPoint: Dos and Don’ts

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Do: Check out where you will be presenting before you go. What size is the room? What size is the screen? Where's the light switch? Does the sound system and microphone work? Find out what storage media can be used to transport your presentation? (floppy, CD, DVD, USB memory stick, wireless network) Keep the 3 […]

Managing your presentation

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Some tips for managing your presentation Keep the presentation ‘on topic’ Nothing is more boring than a discussion between a speaker and a single member of the audience that seems to have drifted off onto another plane! I think it’s the duty of a presenter in that circumstance to state quite plainly that, while that […]

Preparing to Present

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

 Visualizing your presentation going smoothly is a very effective way to ensure success!  Not only does it help to keep the presenter calm but it also creates a better rapport with an audience if you've visualized them giving you positive responses to your presentation.  And even if their reactions turn out to be negative, the […]

PowerPoint Design – Styling and Visual Elements

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

PowerPoint has LOTS of cool features, but the key with Powerpoint is knowing what razzle to add and which dazzle to leave out! Here are some tips for designing your slides: Creating Master Slides Master slides are very useful. I usually recommend that the master slide is as close to blank as possible and that […]

PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Here are some presentation tips (in no particular order!) Breathe! This is the key to beating any anxiety about your presentation. Take some slow deep breaths (try taking a slow in-breath, followed by a pause, and then a slow out-breath and try to breathe out for as long as you took to breathe in. This […]

Planning your PowerPoint

Monday, October 9th, 2006

If you're planning your presentation it's best to start with your content. I know it's easy to think that designing a pretty slide background or a template is a good start but the trouble with that approach is that you end up staring at a blank page (albeit a nicely designed one!) but it's still blank nonetheless! So start by thinking about WHAT you want to say.

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