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Keeping a consistent look and feel throughout your presentation helps your audience trust you, and trust is especially important for a nonprofit organization seeking support. Nonprofits raising awareness -- and funds -- can apply many of the tips from my previous blog post, such as creating a template before you begin assembling your slides.
Here are three more hints for presenting that apply to both small and large nonprofits.
This is the third in a series of occasional posts by Mike Parkinson discussing how you can use PowerPoint in different industries and for diverse audiences. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, multi-published author, and partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier proposal and presentation graphics firm. Take a look at his other posts 2 steps to change the world with PowerPoint and 3 tips for making powerful presentations to the government.
The quasi-notorious outlaw known as Clippy is back, in a fun new game designed to help you learn PowerPoint (and also Excel, Word, and OneNote). It's free, it's called Ribbon Hero 2, and you can download it today.
Here's a great article from Wired that you don't want to miss. It talks about Microsoft's Dave Karle, an Army veteran whose latest mission is to get people in the Army, and eventually elsewhere, to use PowerPoint correctly, or at the very least to stop using it incorrectly.
Or not use PowerPoint at all, depending on what the presenter is presenting. “Use Word sometimes instead of PowerPoint. Use a whiteboard sometimes,” Karle says. “It’s all about fixing the tool behind the tool.” He pauses. “I love that phrase.”
If you're ever after a U.S. government contract worth millions or even billions of dollars, odds are you'll need to give a persuasive PowerPoint presentation. Here are three expert tips on presenting to government agencies.
This is the second in a series of occasional posts by Mike Parkinson discussing how you can use PowerPoint in different industries and for diverse audiences. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication expert, multi-published author, and a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier proposal and presentation graphics firm. His first post for the PowerPoint blog was titled 2 steps to change the world with PowerPoint.
What would you say if I told you that the next time you create a PowerPoint presentation, you have to enter only the content of your subject matter -- text or bullets -- and the VisualBee PowerPoint Add-in will do the rest? It's true!
Keep reading to find out more.
In PowerPoint 2010, use the Sections feature to organize your slides, much like you'd use folders to organize your files. You can use named sections to keep track of groups of slides, and assign sections to colleagues to make ownership clear when you collaborate. If you’re starting with a blank slate, you can even use sections to outline the topics in your presentation.
Take a look at this video to see how it works:
Good presenters use PowerPoint to simplify, prioritize, organize, and communicate information, via two important steps of effective communication -- simplifying your information and affecting emotions. Both provide the foundation for creating and using visuals in PowerPoint.
This is the first in a series of occasional posts by Mike Parkinson discussing how you can use PowerPoint in different industries and for diverse audiences. Mike is an internationally recognized visual communication expert and multi-published author, and he operates BizGraphics On Demand (editable PowerPoint graphics for download).
Have you ever wanted the pictures in your slide presentation to look like a Polaroid photo? Now you can. Here's how to easily create that effect using borders and shape effects.
This is the ninth in a series of quick video tips for business managers using PowerPoint by guest blogger Bruce Gabrielle, author of Speaking PowerPoint.
Today's offering in our Ten Days of Office anniversary series is about how you can use PowerPoint Embed to share your ideas. What do we mean by embedding PowerPoint? Click through the following example and read the full post for more info.
And when you're done here, read our earlier post about Broadcast Slide Show for still another way to share your presentations.
This post is #5 in the Ten Days of Office series, celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Office 2010 with tips and tricks for getting the most from your Office experience.
Every now and then we get a choice in how we deliver information -- either give a presentation, or write a report.
But there's a third option to consider. You could create a slide presentation in PowerPoint, but rather than deliver it in person in front of an audience, distill the main points and send it instead (via email, for example). No big report for you to write and your audience to read, and more visually interesting, too.
Which would you rather get in your Inbox, 10 slides or 10 pages? I'd take 10 slides any day, because I can go through them fast.
Keep reading to find out how.