Build a complex image piece-by-piece so it is easier to present

Sometimes we have to use images that are complex, such as diagrams or charts that come from other sources. It would be easier to explain to the audience if we could build it one piece at a time so we can walk the audience step by step through each part of the image. But the image came from another source as a picture, so PowerPoint’s animation feature can’t break it apart for us. We don’t want to recreate the entire image in PowerPoint because that would take too long. This video shows you how to break the image into pieces and put them together in a way that each piece can be built on the slide using animation. This will make it easier for you to explain the image and make it easier for the audience to understand it. Click the Full Screen button in the lower right of the video to make it as large as your screen so it is easier to see the step-by-step instructions.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.