“Dave, How do you create that visual you just showed us?”
That question had been asked so often in my customized workshops that I added a second day to my workshops to show attendees the step-by-step methods for creating effective visuals in PowerPoint. I walk them through exactly how to create the visuals and they practice on their own laptop. But if they were going to remember what they did, I needed to provide them with a manual that gave the instructions and screen shots so they could implement the ideas in their own presentations later on.
After numerous revisions and expansion, I am now making the different sections of my entire hands-on workbook available as Implementation Guides. You can now get the exact step-by-step instructions that my workshop participants receive. Why would I offer these guides? Because so many purchasers of my books want the details on creating the visuals they see. And for participants whose organization doesn’t offer the hands-on day of my workshop, they need the instructions to create the visuals so they can make the positive change in their presentations that their boss is expecting.
Each of the implementation guides covers one area in detail. Each topic is broken down in logical sequence. Screen captures and instructions are provided for PowerPoint versions from 2007 to 2016, so your version will be covered. The techniques are all within the Microsoft Office suite, so you won’t have to download or purchase any other software to create these visuals. The guides are in PDF format when you download them so you can read them on your computer, tablet, or phone.
This guide covers using images in your presentation. Here’s what I cover in this guide:
- How you can avoid possible legal issues if you use images incorrectly. Don’t risk your reputation, or the reputation of your organization by illegally using an image.
- Why relying on Creative Commons licensed images may actually force you to release confidential information to the public. Most presenters have no idea that one of the most common versions of the Creative Commons license requires this.
- Where you can get images that you can legally use in corporate presentations without cost, attribution, or risk to your reputation.
- Where to download icons that give your presentation a modern look.
- Four methods for capturing your screen for those times when you need to show a system or website in your presentation.
- How to insert an image on a slide and make it look good by sizing and cropping it.
- How to quickly and easily align multiple images on a slide so they look professionally placed on the slide.
- How to add text on top of any image in a way that it will be easily seen no matter what the colors of the image are beneath the text. This technique is essential when using full-screen images.
You can purchase this Implementation Guide for $0. But why not consider getting all five Implementation Guides so you have the step-by-step instructions available any time you want to create a presentation. The guides cover: Creating Graphs & Visuals for Data, Creating Diagrams, Text and Tables, Using Images, and Focusing the audience when delivering the presentation. The five guides would cost $42 if you bought them individually. But if you buy them as a package, you pay only $26 – a 38% savings! Click here to buy all five guides at this special price.
Dave Paradi has over twenty years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written nine books and over 100 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 less than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals and is NASBA registered to deliver CPE credit courses to CPAs.