In this post I want to share with you how to update an existing presentation with your new company template.
I recently ran a PowerPoint course for a Sales Team. One of the biggest challenges they had was updating their existing presentations (which were large and extremely comprehensive) to the new company template. Their organisation had recently re-branded and they had been asked to ensure ALL presentations to clients were using the new template.
Before I arrived it had been a cutting and pasting frenzy. Apparently it had been taking forever and had caused a few people to become very stressed.
Within a few minutes I had them laughing at how easy it was. Read more
PROBLEM: wasting time trying to cover up graphics that are pulled through from the Design template and displayed on individual slides.
SOLUTION: learn how to hide background graphics in PowerPoint.
PROBLEM: wasting time crafting multiple copies of the same presentation for different audiences and then having to make updates and edits to ALL copies (ahhhhh).
SOLUTION: create multiple presentations from the one PowerPoint file.
PROBLEM: Wasting time creating multiple copies of the same chart so that the audience sees each data series introduced individually. For example, data for Week 1 is displayed on one slide then the data for week 2 is added on the next slide…and so on.
SOLUTION: quickly add animation to a Chart in PowerPoint. Use animation to display elements as required. Read more
PROBLEM: boring on-screen PowerPoint presentations!!
SOLUTION: make a PowerPoint presentation interactive. Excellent for trade show presos and presentations that your audience will view at their desk.
PROBLEM: wasting time (and becoming highly frustrated) when trying to select a picture or object in PowerPoint. Sometimes it seems the pic is underneath others and therefore out of reach.
SOLUTION: Learn how to work with the Selection Pane in PowerPoint. Read more
If you present using PowerPoint you will love these Microsoft PowerPoint shortcut keys for running a presentation.
Even if you create presentations for other people share these tips with them. They will love you for it!
I find these super useful, especially if there isn’t a mouse available. I found them a life-saver when I was running a seminar for a large corporate and as I stood at the podium in front of a large audience I realised their IT team had set me up a keyboard but no mouse!
I’ve had a few requests for help with animation in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013. It seems that the options on the new Animations tab are causing a bit of head scratching. I’ve created a wee tutorial to explain how to add an animation, change the display options and add multiple animations to a single object. Read more