PowerPoint Tricks

Use our PowerPoint presentation templates to make every PowerPoint presentation compelling, effective and memorable.

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Q. I need several versions of a PowerPoint presentation. For some audiences, I’ll need to show all the slides, for others just the topic summaries and some of the detail. Another audience needs just a section or two of the whole thing. Do I have to make multiple copies?

PowerPoint Slide Masters are the best way to change the general ap­­pearance of your presentations without changing each slide. But what if you’re always tweaking a particular slide to fit your contents? In­­stead of doing this each time, create a custom layout.

Q. Can you animate SmartArt in PowerPoint?
Q. During a presentation (from my laptop), how do I keep the notes section visible to me but not the audience?
A PowerPoint photo album is an easy solution when creating a personal scrapbook or presenting images to a ­client for approval.
Use the Action button to create interactivity in presentations. You’ll find the Action button in the Links group on the Insert tab.
Are your PowerPoint presentations essentially a script, chock full of every single detail you intend to present? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, is your “deck” just a set of discussion prompts meant to guide the session, not inform it? Before creating a PowerPoint presentation you need to make two decisions:
Placing your discussion bullet points in an intentional sequence is the perfect application for animation. Entrance and exit animation are good choices here. Here are two ways to apply entrance and exit animation:
“Would the father of the iPhone, iPad and Mac have been as successful without his other great achievement – the ability to communicate and convey his vision and passion?”

You know a presentation is going badly when audience members start tapping on their BlackBerrys. These days, especially, it isn't easy to capture and hold a group's attention. Keep your presentation clear and effective with these PowerPoint tips:

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