Chapter 4

Making Your Presentations Livelier


Bullet Looking at ways to make a presentation livelier

Bullet Slapping a transition or animation on a slide

Bullet Playing sound and video during a presentation

Bullet Recording your own voice narration for a presentation

The purpose of this chapter is to make your presentation stand out in a crowd. It suggests ways to enliven your presentation with pictures, charts, slides, and tables. It shows how transitions and animations can make a presentation livelier. Finally, you discover how to play sound and video during a presentation.

Suggestions for Enlivening Your Presentation

Starting on the Insert tab, you can do a lot to make a presentation livelier. The Insert tab offers buttons for putting pictures, tables, charts, diagrams, and shapes on slides:

  • Pictures: Everyone likes a good graphic or photo, but more than that, audiences understand more from words and pictures than they do from words alone. A well-chosen photo or image reinforces the ideas that you’re trying to put across in your presentation. (See Book 8, Chapter 3.)
  • Tables: A table is ...

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