PowerPoint 2007 How-To webinar

 Gain an unfair advantage over other presenters by using little known techniques in PowerPoint to create persuasive visuals that have impact

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In my recent public workshops, conference presentations and customized corporate workshops, I am getting more requests to show how I create the slides I am showing.  People find the slides effective, but aren’t sure how to use PowerPoint to create the slides they are seeing.  You know I don’t use any fancy graphic software to create my slides, all of them are created using plain vanilla PowerPoint.  So if I can create these effective slides, so can you.  All you need are some “how-to” instructions.

In June I recorded a live webinar where I shared these simple techniques.  I pulled back the curtain and revealed the step-by-step methods that you haven’t been shown in typical tutorials or technical courses.  This is not basic training for those who have never used PowerPoint before.  This is for those who are comfortable with the program and want to take their knowledge up to the next level.

You may think that because you are an intermediate to expert user of PowerPoint, that there isn’t much you could learn from this session.  I don’t know if that is true, but I can tell you that many presenters just like yourself have seen my work and realized that they didn’t know how much they didn’t know.  You are probably better than the average PowerPoint user.  It is just that no one has told you about some of the great techniques you can use that give you a hidden advantage when presenting.

Here's what some of the attendees said after the session:

"Excellent for those who are familiar with PPT 2007 but want to take it up a notch--will not get these tips in a traditional PPT class."

"Excellent presentation of both new and review of important techniques to make your presentations a cut above the ordinary."

"Well worth the time and money to learn some additional techniques that are not difficult to implement that should help make you a better presenter."

This is not typical technical training.  If you’ve ever sat through a computer training course, they usually run through every feature of the software.  At the end of the day you’ve seen so many features that you are confused.  And you have no idea when you would use the tools in a real presentation.  I don’t do that sort of training.  When you look at the list of topics below, you’ll notice that I explain why you would want to learn that technique.  I’ll never show you something because it is “cool”.  I’ll only show you the techniques that will help you create persuasive PowerPoint presentations that communicate effectively.

This webinar recording is just like you are sitting beside me at my computer as I explain each technique in a step-by-step way.  You’ll see my screen live and watch how I do each step in PowerPoint.  When I’ve shown some of these techniques in workshops, I often hear people say that they never knew those features existed in PowerPoint.  Now you’ll know that these techniques exist and you’ll know exactly how to use them.

Here are the topics we will cover:

Creating effective text on your slides

  • How to highlight text in a paragraph or quote so the audience knows exactly what phrase they need to focus on
  • How to select any object, including those behind text boxes
  • How to make non-bulleted text look proper for times you don’t want to use bullet points
  • How to format text in perfect columns, including lining up numbers at the decimal place
  • How to put text on another line without having  a new bullet point appear

Working with photos and images in PowerPoint

  • How to reduce the size of your PowerPoint file so you can e-mail it easily
  • How to grab a logo or diagram you need at 11 pm the night before your presentation by using PDF documents as the source
  • Two techniques to remove the background of a photo so the object in the photo is the focus, not the white box around it

Using screen captures effectively

  • Four ways to capture a screen, depending on what you want to show (three of the four are built in to Windows, and can be used for free)
  • Step-by-step how to build a zoom-in section on a screen capture so the audience can see what you want them to focus on
  • How to create callouts that have contrast within themselves so they can be seen on any screen capture, regardless of the background colors

Hyperlinking

  • How to hyperlink to another slide to create a non-linear presentation
  • What you need to do before hyperlinking to other files so that the links still work after you move the presentation to another computer
  • How to link to a Word document, Excel spreadsheet or web site so you can seamlessly switch to them without disrupting the flow of your presentation
  • How to create a hyperlink to a Meeting Notes or Action Items document that can be accessed at any time during the presentation
  • How to activate a hyperlink on your slide without using the mouse, so the audience isn’t distracted by the mouse moving all over the slide
  • How to create a hidden link to a pre-presentation loop so you can set the mood with a set of slides and not break that mood when you want to start your presentation

Animation

  • How to use exit animation to reveal a table row by row or column by column
  • How to use exit animation to reveal a graph or diagram piece by piece
  • How to create animated lines on top of a graph image from another analysis program
  • How to preview your animations in a small window while you can see the rest of your slide and the animations list to help in adjusting animation settings

Delivery

  • Two ways to blank the screen so that you can shift the audience focus to you during a story or times when the visual does not add to what you are saying
  • How to find all the shortcut keys during Slide Show mode, so you know what is possible when presenting
  • How to draw on the slide so that you can illustrate an idea or capture audience input during discussions
  • Two ways to jump to any slide in your presentation so you can show a backup slide or more detailed slide when someone asks for more information during the presentation

All of the techniques are shown in PowerPoint 2007, a common version found in many organizations. After you purchase the recording, you immediately download the video file, which is a WMV file that plays on almost every media player, so you know it will run on your computer. You can pause it at any time to switch over to your copy of PowerPoint and try out the steps you just saw me demonstrate on the video. The file is a little large because I kept the resolution high so you could see everything clearly. I also want you to be able to take the time to absorb the information at your own pace, so you can watch the recording again at any time.

Earlier this year, we were told that the recession is over and good times are here again.  Well I know lots of people who haven’t seen that yet.  Training budgets are still cut, and people are still fearful of their jobs.  In fact, one of our friends, who was a bridesmaid in our wedding, just got laid off earlier this year after 14 years with the same organization.  So I’m going to make this outrageously affordable for you to buy.  I’m only asking you to pay $49!  That’s right, for less than fifty bucks, you get 75 minutes of rock solid useful training.

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