How to Improve your Powerpoint Presentation Skills

Brian Ochsner

PowerPoint is a great tool from Microsoft that makes any presentation look more professional, regardless of how long you’ve been speaking in public. It is very important nowadays to learn PowerPoint. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of this helpful software program:

Decide what your main goal, or big idea is. This sounds like an obvious point, but this is a big key in creating a good presentation. Before you begin your presentation, you must know the main point you want your audience to take away from your talk. This will make it easier to choose headlines, slide titles and bullet points throughout your presentation.

Select a template from the menu. If you don’t know that much about graphic design, and don’t have time to take PowerPoint training in this area, get to know and use the default templates. Microsoft included the templates with the software to make it more user-friendly.

Use pictures to add punch to your presentation. Not every presentation will have the need for a picture. However, if your presentation does need this visual punch, PowerPoint has the Microsoft Clip Art and Images databases available.

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About the Author: Brian Ochsner is a freelance copywriter in Denver, Colorado.

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