3 ways to create great presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
It takes more that good content to create a presentation. If you just had to type in the content of your presentations, you would be using Microsoft Word 2010 instead of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Viewers need to be shown a great presentation that will grab their attention. Creating a gripping presentation is an art. And today, we’ll help you understand that art a little better.
Themes can do wonders
Themes can really do wonders in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. These were called the design templates in the earlier versions of this application. Themes are responsible for giving a certain look to your presentations. So this is where the story should begin. The theme sets the mood for the presentation. It should go well with the content that is going to be in the presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 has inbuilt themes which you could use when you’re creating new presentations. If you are not happy with the existing ones, you can create your own theme too. You can find the existing themes in the Design tab on the Ribbon. From there, you can also create new theme for yourself and go on with creating your presentation.
Graphics are the key
A presentation that doesn’t have any graphics on in will probably put the viewers to sleep. Now, you wouldn’t what that, right? If you have a table in your presentation, you can include a chart for that table, an eye candy for the users. Well, not exactly an eye candy but charts are fun. They take the numbers from the tables and turn them into these diagrams that people can understand easily. You can create your tables in Microsoft Excel 2010, create a chart there (it’s a simple process) and then copy paste that chart into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Apart from the charts, you also have an option to include SmartArt graphics in your presentations. SmartArt was introduced in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.
Know your Layouts
In Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 you have an option to create layout for different kinds of slides. If you define the layouts of these different kinds of slides when you’re preparing your presentation, things would be easier to you. There are different kinds of layouts that are available to you. Title Slide, Title and Content, Section Header, Two Content, Comparison, Title Only, Blank, Content with Caption, and Picture with Caption are the different kinds of layouts that are available to you. You can choose the appropriate layout for the page of the presentations that you are working on to save time and make things easy for you. Once you select a layout, you know where the picture goes in the slides and where the content goes in. If you want a customized slide, you should go with the Blank layout which allows you to add anything.
So these are three ways by which you can make your presentations and the creating presentations an easy job.