Chapter 13

Presenting Like a Pro with PowerPoint Online


check Understanding PowerPoint Online basics

check Transforming a simple presentation into a professional-level version with just a few clicks

check Making your presentation accessible to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Whether you like or loathe Microsoft PowerPoint, there is no denying that it is here to stay. Since its launch 30 years ago, PowerPoint has grown to approximately 500 million users worldwide. And why not? With the recent updates and new feature sets, PowerPoint serves as a great visual aid for telling a story. Executives, businesspeople, educators, and students use PowerPoint to communicate their goals and persuade their audience to agree with their arguments. It has gotten so mainstream that you might have seen some comedies where a grade school kid uses a PowerPoint presentation to convince his parents where to go for summer vacation.

PowerPoint is one of the bundled applications in the Office ProPlus desktop application in Office 365. It is also available as a free online application (PowerPoint Online) as well as in the form of a mobile app (PowerPoint app). While the desktop application offers ...

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