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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 12. Giving the Presentation

The funny thing about presentations is that you do a bunch of work to create your presentation and make it look good, and at the end of the process the real job hasn’t even started yet—you still have to give the presentation. For some people, giving a presentation (and public speaking in general) ranks in popularity just this side of dental surgery. Other folks like nothing better than to be standing in front of an audience. Most of us, however, fall somewhere between the two extremes.

Luckily, people have been speaking in front of groups for thousands of years, and there is a lot of received wisdom about what you can do to make giving a presentation a comfortable experience for both you and your audience. Besides ...

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