With custom design templates, you can create multiple presentations that all have the same formatting.
Animations like Appear, Fade, Wipe, and Zoom are eye-catching, but not distracting, so they’re your best bet for slide production.
51. Never add sentences:
Sentences should be spoken aloud, not added to your presentation. Keep your presentation limited to keywords and phrases instead.
52. Use handouts:
Instead of squishing lots of information into each slide, create handouts for participants so that they can follow along in more detail.
Save yourself from editing individual slides over and over again by making changes to the slide master.
One of PowerPoint’s new features is the Eyedropper, which allows you to take colors from on part of your presentation, and add it to another, creating a consistent design for your entire presentation.
PowerPoint files can become huge and difficult to work with when they run slowly. Fix this problem by compressing the media in your presentation for a smaller overall file.
Although PowerPoint templates can be helpful for newbies, advanced users can have a much easier time adding their own screen elements.
Add a few pieces of information for each slide, instead of creating a presentation that looks like a book.
Talk freely, using your slides for reference instead of a script.
Want to use a photo in your slide but know it’s an awkward size? Use tools like Artistic Effects, Corrections, and Cropping to make it work beautifully.
60. Manage AutoCorrect:
AutoCorrect can be a major time saver, but only if it’s doing what you expect it to. Manage AutoCorrect layout options to fit your needs, or turn it off completely.
Use the Office Presentation Service from PowerPoint to share your PowerPoint online, complete with interactive communication.
For large and complex PowerPoint projects, split your graphics into a different file, then bring them into your larger file.
Take advantage of SmartArt graphics to highlight points and add interest to your design.
You can’t control how each individual viewer will see your presentation in PowerPoint, but you can by making a video. Export your presentation to video to ensure that it’s displayed as you intend it to be.
Jazz things up in your presentation by adding video in your slides.
Make your data play nice by bringing in Excel information and making it work in a PowerPoint chart.
Use the radial picture list SmartArt diagram to combine images and words in a list.
With Presenter View, you can view your presentation with speaker notes on one computer, with a notes-free version on a different monitor.
Graphics, text, and design elements that line up can make your presentation look more professional. PowerPoint has aligning tools built in to help you arrange pictures, shapes, text, and more.
During meetings with several speakers, allow only 10 slides, 20 minutes of presentation time, and font sizes no smaller than 30 point.
Share a message of action or a summary to bring it all home at the end.