Tips to be at the top during your PowerPoint presentations.
You regularly use a PowerPoint presentation to support a speech and reinforce its impact. However, a hazardous manipulation of PowerPoint on the “D” day can affect the success of your intervention. To put all the chances on your side, here are some clever features of PowerPoint, not always well known, but particularly helpful. Two objectives: to navigate easily and smoothly between your slides and to provide the right commentary at the right time.
Use the “Presenter” mode
PowerPoint’s “Presenter” mode offers complementary tools, accessible only on your screen and invisible to your audience. Easy to use, these tools allow you to gain flexibility and reactivity during your presentations.
The first advantage: the “Presenter” mode allows you to quickly display a targeted slide thanks to very practical navigation tools. The slides are accessible at the bottom of your screen, in the form of thumbnails. By clicking on a thumbnail, you activate the slide projection. At the same time, the associated comments are displayed on your screen but remain invisible to your audience. You can enlarge the characters to make them easier to read. Ideal to compensate for memory “gaps”.
Second advantage: the “Presenter” mode allows you to better manage your timing because it gives you in real time, the time elapsed since the beginning of the presentation and the current time.
Third asset: the “Presenter” mode displays the Windows taskbar, which allows you to access other programs, sites or documents without your audience having to visualize your manipulations.
Master keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts can be used with or without the “Presenter” mode. They also allow you to be more responsive during your intervention. For example, you can disable the screen without turning off the projector: use Ctrl + N to get a black screen or Ctrl + B for a white screen. You can display a targeted slide by typing its number followed by the “Enter” key. For example, by typing “1” followed by the “Enter” key, you display the first slide of your presentation. You can also display the Windows taskbar to access other programs, sites or documents with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + T.
Keyboard shortcuts are also very useful if you use videos. Alt + C switches between playback and pause mode. Very useful if you want to suspend the execution of a video and then resume it. Alt + up or down arrows to decrease or increase the sound and Alt + U turns the sound on or off.
Turn your SmartPhone into a remote control
Finally, if you want to move more freely to be closer to your audience, you can turn your SmartPhone into a PowerPoint remote control. There is no need to stay close to your computer to move the slides forward or to access the associated comments. You pilot both on… the screen of your phone!
Several free or partially paid applications offer you this possibility. As an example, here is the screen I get with Logitec’s PowerPoint Remote application. Simply install the application on your smartphone, another application on your computer and the two devices chat via Wifi.
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PowerPoint and slide show presentation
As its name suggests, the main function of slide show presentation software is to “present” multimedia content. In other words, it transforms content in all forms (formatting, display management, etc.) for a specific use. You do not present a slide show in the same way as you present a slide show with friends! Presenting multimedia content is not just about making it pretty, but creating an association to make it usable.
OpenOffice.org and iWork
Today, several large office automation suites have been developed to facilitate many areas of office automation: from word processing to project management, data processing, multimedia presentation and many other things, everything has been designed to make our lives easier in many areas.
Word is the word processor of the Office suite, accompanied by Excel: the data processing software; PowerPoint: the multimedia presentation software (slide show software); and others following the version of the Office suite.
But it should be noted that there are other office automation suites than Microsoft’s, now known and used worldwide.