Recent Articles in PowerPoint

February 15, 2021

Audience Rapport: Why you want to make them happy


Presentation Tips , PowerPoint , Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard

Could your hard work on a presentation be undermined by poor seating or a bad room set up? It's good to keep the audience happy. Here's what a speaker can do...

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December 10, 2020

Connecting the Pieces: Transitions for More Powerful Presentations


Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Three Things , PowerPoint , How To

While some PowerPoint fans think "Next slide!" does the job, we know you can do better. Strong transitions help your message connect. Here's how to get started...

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September 8, 2020

Presentation Tip: Two Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Life Easier


Presentation Tips , PowerPoint

Whether it's a Zoom meeting or a PowerPoint pitch, here are two super-simple ways to eliminate the fumbling and keep the focus on what you have to say.

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August 12, 2020

Online Presentations: Essential skills are even more essential


Presentation Tips , PowerPoint , Business Communication

As we log hours watching online presentations, one thing is painfully clear: Essential communication skills have never been more valuable...

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December 12, 2019

PowerPoint: How Much Will They Love This Pitch?


PowerPoint , Seen|Read|Heard , Just For Fun

Will PowerPoint pitch parties replace Tinder, well-meaning aunts, and blind dates? You may not find your perfect match, but at least you can practice your presentation skills...

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October 16, 2019

PowerPoint Makeovers: Three Quick Fixes


Presentation Tips , Three Things , Public Speaking , PowerPoint

Simple changes can make your too-busy slides much more audience friendly. Here are three quick ways to clean up a PowerPoint presentation...

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January 21, 2019

Questionable Advice Department: Hand out Your PowerPoint in Advance


Resources , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking , PowerPoint

Should you give the audience your PowerPoint deck before you present it? Why we question that advice on handouts and what you can do instead...

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December 20, 2018

All I Want for Christmas: PowerPoint to Pitch the Parents


Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Seen|Read|Heard , PowerPoint

Should Santa be on the lookout for more PowerPoint presentations? Here's how The New York Times says kids are using formal pitches to persuade their parents...

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August 20, 2018

'More Public Speaking, Less PowerPoint'


Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , PowerPoint

The Army is revamping a 40-year-old training program to move away from PowerPoint and toward good, old-fashioned communication skills. Here's why...

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July 16, 2018

3 Tips for Better PowerPoint in 30 seconds


Public Speaking , Instruction , Presentation Tips , Three Things , PowerPoint

You can get a better PowerPoint presentation in 30 seconds, just by making a few simple changes. Here's how...

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January 3, 2018

Books for Speakers: Presentation Zen


Speaker's Bookshelf , Instruction , Resources , Public Speaking Books , PowerPoint

PowerPoint. Love it? This book's for you. Hate it? This book is REALLY for you.

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February 5, 2017

Can We Keep PowerPoint Under Control?


Instruction , Presentation Tips , Just For Fun , PowerPoint

"Just Say No to PowerPoint Week" is Feb. 5-11, but it's a campaign the U.S. Military has tried to implement every day for years. Buckley faculty member Jenny Maxwell says that while every presenter can't say "no" completely, there are ways to limit the damage.

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