Zoom in on a portion of an image for a close up look

You may have to put  a screen capture, image of a document, or other graphic on a slide where there is really only one or two parts of it that are important for the audience. You need the entire image to give context, but you would really like to focus the audience on just that one part. Many presenters use a laser pointer to direct the attention of the audience. Laser pointers are distracting and hard to see, and they don’t solve the real issue which is that the portion of the image is too small to properly see. Use the technique in this video to zoom in on that one portion of the image. Make it large so the audience can easily see it and understand your message when you are speaking about 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 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.