Category Archives: Power Point

Use Your Laptop or Theirs?

I’m recently having a discussion with a group where I’m going to do a one hour presentation skills class. They want me to use their tower computer which is situated in the back of the room, in a closed-in cabinet. … Continue reading

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Presenter View in Power Point

If you’ve ever wondered why many speakers still rely on all those bullet points in a presentation, it’s mainly because they don’t know their material. Now there’s a way to show great graphic visuals and still have notes to reference … Continue reading

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Laptops and Projector Settings

I was practicing a speech and noticed that the projector screen picture looked fuzzy and I couldn’t get a clear picture. What I discovered was that I needed to set the laptop resolution to the resolution of the projector. The … Continue reading

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Check Out Your Room Ahead of Time

If you’re speaking a new group in a new setting, one way to be prepared is to visit the location ahead of time and take a few pictures. I’m speaking to a group in the near future and was talking … Continue reading

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Power Point by Dilbert

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Power Point – How It Should Be Done

Lynda. com has a great Power Point course called “Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals.” In actuality, it should be used by everyone planning on giving a Power Point presentation.  For the cost of one book, $25.00 per month, Lynda.com has … Continue reading

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Don’t Compete With Your Background

One of the problems many speakers face is that they think that just because they have a gigiantic screen that they always need to be showing something. Wrong!  There are times when you want your audience focused on the screen … Continue reading

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Presentation Zen or TEXT for Power Point

The next time you’re working on a Power Point presentation, read Garr Reynolds book, “Presentation Zen.” It will give you the basics for changing your text based presentation into one which uses primarily visuals to convey your message. I highly … Continue reading

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Power Point Tips Again

Here’s another example of having a screen which is too small and too many words on the screen. This picture comes from the St.Louis Banjo club. In this case it’s appropriate to only put words on the screen, but don’t … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Tips

At a recent presentation, this presenter made a typical PowerPoint presentation, which could have been improved with a few simple changes. 1. Don’t turn your back on the audience to read your slide. 2. Use graphics, not words – if … Continue reading

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