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Sales Presentations For Dummies by Julie M. Hansen

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Chapter 21

Ten PowerPoint Tips You Must Know

In This Chapter

arrow Using PowerPoint tools to direct your audience’s focus

arrow Navigating PowerPoint during your presentation with ease

arrow Leveraging PowerPoint features to take your presentation to the next level

You know enough about PowerPoint to get by … or do you? As prospects and technology continue to get more sophisticated, making sure that you don’t lag behind is important. You don’t need to be a design professional or a tech wiz to create or deliver a great presentation, but you do need to make sure your skill level lives up to your content. Although running a smooth, professional PowerPoint presentation may not win you a standing ovation, searching for slides, making awkward transitions, or showing off your desktop can give you some bad reviews.

A wealth of information on how to create effective PowerPoint slides is available online and in bookstores; however, decidedly less is available on how to interact and deliver PowerPoint presentations. In this chapter you can fill in the gaps in your knowledge base with some practical PowerPoint tips and tricks that will make you look like a seasoned pro.

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