Chapter 2. Write Your Presentation

Now that you’ve created your presentation file, you need to write the presentation. And the best place to write the presentation is not on the slides, but in PowerPoint’s Outline View. Now, it’s possible that, like many of us, you were scared off of outlines by your sixth grade teacher. You should reconsider, because Outline View is PowerPoint’s secret weapon for making better presentations. When you write in the outline, you can focus on the content of your presentation, rather than getting distracted by the look of the presentation. Text that you write in the Outline pane will also appear on your slides, and vice versa.

We’ve all seen PowerPoint presentations where the presenter spent more time on the appearance ...

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