What can you do with a PowerPoint presentation?
The possibilities in PowerPoint are limitless. That makes PowerPoint such a unique and useful program for all sorts of presentations. However, there are so many possibilities that people tend to stick to simple options, such as using bullet points, big titles and clean backgrounds, simply because there is not a clear overview of what PowerPoint’s possibilities are. That’s why we have listed a couple of options that PowerPoint has to offer.
This new transition option is an inspiring addition to your presentation. The effect makes it seem as if loose parts transition from one slide to the next and you can also make them enlarge or rotate. This creates a 3D-effect for your presentation.
This function can be found under Animations or Lay-out (when a certain area is selected). Adding an animation to an object will create interesting effects during the presentation that will keep the audience’s attention.
During the insertion of images in PowerPoint, the program automatically gives options for the design. This useful tool is certainly convenient when there is not much time to think about the lay-out of the slides.
Important key combinations:
View presentation: F5
View presentation from current slide: Shift + F5
To slide: number + Enter
To a black screen, or back: B or Period
To white screen, or back again: W or Comma
Make notes on slides: CTRL + P
Which parts are essential for a PowerPoint presentation?
The structure and build-up of your presentation mean basically everything to your message. An impressive introduction and a nice cliff-hanger can make the difference between being remembered or being forgotten. What does a successful structure look like?
– Work with contrast
– Visualize instead of text
– Mind your alignment
- The head-tail formula
- Short, but memorable
- No bullet points
- Duration of the presentation fits the aim
- Be direct
- Seth Godin: “tell a story!”