Yours is the fifth presentation in a conference. You have a one hour time slot. By the time your turn comes, things are severely delayed. Just before you go on stage, you are told that you have only 30 minutes. Your presentation is already copied to a common laptop which is on the podium. You have absolutely no chance of editing the presentation on time. You try to speed up the presentation initially, but soon, you will fall back to your regular speed.
You are half way through the presentation. The time allotted (which is now 30 minutes) is getting over. The organizers are showing you placards like 5 min, 3 min, 0 min, end now…
At this point you are really in a fix. The audience knows that you are nowhere near the end of the presentation. But you must finish you now. Otherwise some bouncer is going to take you off the stage in few minutes.
You also know that you have not done justice to the presentation. It is a hopeless situation. But you still want to salvage it in a professional and elegant manner.
How do you do that? .. THAT is the real problem. Read on to find out the solution to this problem.
Agenda slide is usually the second or third slide. During the course of the PowerPoint presentation, we may have to refer to that slide frequently, especially when the next agenda item is taken up. Most of us copy paste that slide multiple times. This may work, but if the agenda slide changes, we may forget to update other slides. The same method can be used to refer to any key slide or slides during the presentation. The key thing expectation is that you may show this slide at any point during the presentation. After showing the slide, how do you come back to the slide where you were? Here is how you do it.
View the video in full screen mode. Download this Sample File which illustrates the method shown in the video.
In the previous article, we saw how to manage simple hyperlinks. Now we will see how to keep the Paste Link and Insert Object hyperlinks invisible.
While presenting using PowerPoint, we often embed related documents. We want the ability to open these documents on demand. But at the same time, you don’t want the audience to SEE the hyperlink. You don’t want them to know you are prepared! Another practical usage is when you want related presentations to be available in a single click without affecting the look and feel of your base presentation. Here are many ways in which you can achieve this.
Well, where did this come from? I watch a lot of movies on the laptop. VLC player has a snapshot option. I capture memorable shots while watching the movie.
Just watched Memoirs of a Geisha. Amazing movie. I was wondering what to do with these images. And then I thought of using them to create a super fast movie summary based upon still images. Have a look… Ideally Download the video (10 MB)and watch locally for best impact.
Steps: Capture pictures. Insert all pictures as a Photo Album in PowerPoint. Set default slide advance time to 0.1 second for all slides. For key slides set it to 0.8 second. Save. Export as Video. Enjoy. (Hope I am not violating any copyrights).
Many organizations have implemented various Learning Management Systems. Any content to be uploaded here needs to be SCORM compliant. PowerPoint and Mix now allow you to create such content easily. Here is how you do it.
This is an utterly useless activity. Learn how multiple products can come together to create unimaginable things. Check it out!
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Earlier I wrote about how to show bottom-up approach using simple bullets. Now let us do the same thing using SmartArt. Here we can use various visuals and enhance the visualization.
Transitions should be used to emphasize some change from pervious slide to next slide. Usually the changes are opposite – before/after, less/more, negative/positive, problem/solution etc. But there are transitions which are useful when there is continuity rather than dramatic change. Here is an example: How to show your product range – one product at a time…