Chapter 4. The Props

The right props can lend an impressive finish to a presentation, as long as they are there as extras, not to support the whole structure. If you can deliver an “unplugged”, aid-free presentation, then you can be confident that nothing can stop you giving a strong performance. But you can still use props to add sparkle and drive your point home. In this section you will learn how to:

  • Use other people as props

  • Make the most of whiteboards, flip charts, and overhead projectors

  • Create computer presentations that stand out from the crowd

  • Add the bells and whistles of sound and animation

Use People as Props

Stage magicians use glamorous assistants whose real function is to distract the audience from the magician’s sleight of hand. ...

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