Your slides just show the result or conclusion of your analysis, not everything you did. But what if the audience might ask to see the details of your work? Don’t do what too many presenters do and include all that detail in your presentation. And don’t drop out of Slide Show mode, open up another application, try to figure out where that file is, pick the wrong one, apologize, and fumble in front of the audience. Instead, use the techniques in this video to link to external files that open seamlessly from a slide. When you are done with the other application, you close it and return to your presentation cleanly and without distraction to the audience. 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.
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 3.5 million times and liked over 14,000 times on YouTube.