Top 5 tips for creating gripping presentations using Microsoft® PowerPoint
So, you have the task on you to create a gripping presentation for your office? How about having some basics in place before you set out to work on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010? Of course, this latest application of the Microsoft Office 2010 productivity suite has been set with several features and tools that will make your presentation stand out among the rest.
However, to make your presentation gripping and compelling, you have to do something extra. Here we give you the top five tips that you could use, to make your presentation marvelous.
Evaluate your audience
The foremost tip of creating a gripping presentation is definitely to have the facts in place. Know who your viewer is going to be; clarity on criteria like age, professional background, and taste could help you to decide the treatment you can give to your presentation. It can further tell you to use the kind of features from the bank available with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
Use tools such as Master Slide, themes, etc
As you are aware, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is a storehouse of essential tools that help you create a grand presentation. You can select a theme from a range of built-in themes that best suits your report or story and work around it. These layouts have good color combination, coordinated font-size and style so that you don’t have to invest time in creating them. Further, you can also use the Master Slide tool to complete your work faster. This handy tool lets you to insert essentials such as logo, title (with formatting), etc on the master slide and it replicate it on the remaining slides. This can help speed up your work and also maintain consistency. These elements can be used to create gripping presentations.
Use media such as audio/ video clips
Depending upon you and your audience’s taste, you can conveniently use media such as audio and video clips to accentuate the fun element of your presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 enables a user to use video clips either from an online source, from the ClipArt gallery, as well as from a file that has been locally saved on your PC. Using any of these three options, you can add more information, value, and surely zing to your presentation. You can also consider using animation, graphics, and special effects like transitions etc to convey your message better. Also, to keep the files manageable, you can compress them without having to compromise on their quality. This is certainly another handy tip that you can try while designing your next presentation.
Customize the AutoCorrect options
AutoCorrect options help save a lot of your time. However, if you would require formatting the different slides differently, this option could actually frustrate you as it will attempt to format every slide in a consistent way. So, depending on your needs, you can disable/ enable this option so that you could complete your presentation as per your wish.
Create a message in the end
Last but not the least - the end should be as spectacular as the beginning. Therefore, remember to create a message line, a summary to sum up your presentation so that your viewer will have something to carry home. It isn’t humanly possible to remember each and every slide. It will certainly be easy to remember a line or two that will define the report/ story of your presentation. Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 you can very well create it so that your presentation becomes gripping and surely memorable.
With these handy tips available for you, you can now go ahead and create for yourself an attention-grabbing presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
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