Chapter 34. Formatting and Customizing Presentation Slideshows

by Read Gilgen

In this chapter

Designing Effective Slides

Modifying Slide Properties

Working with Slide Backgrounds

Working with Slide Layouts

Creating Master Templates


Designing Effective Slides

An effective presentation is one that achieves its objectives of communicating ideas, teaching concepts, or convincing or motivating listeners. Do your slides help you do that? Or are they simply electronic equivalents to textual outlines that people could easily read for themselves?


Unfortunately, it’s beyond the scope of this book to provide a comprehensive treatment of public speaking, learning theories, motivational psychology, or the like. However, successful presenters ...

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