Archive for May, 2007

PowerPoint: Notes During a Presentation

It’s not unusual for a speaker to need to write down notes during a presentation, especially in a meeting environment. For example, you might want to keep track of decisions made, actions steps to take (and who should take them), questions from the audience, and so on.
PowerPoint 2000 and 2002 contain two features to do […]

PowerPoint 2003: Sort Your Slides

PowerPoint 2003 lets you reorganize the slides in a presentation. This is not a new feature as it was also included in previous versions. In most cases, you could reorganize your slides by selecting the Slide Sorter option from the View menu.
PowerPoint 2003 has enhanced the slide sorter feature to make it a little simpler […]

World’s Best Presentation Winners Announced

Guy Kawasaki, a judge for’s recent World’s Best Presentation contest, posted a blog entry about the winners. I was quite impressed by the winner, Jeff Brenman, who created a presentation titled Shift Happens. In the spirit of The World is Flat, it highlights some of the economic, social and technological changes impacting the […]

Why Do You Want to Use PowerPoint?

Presenting information as you might have done with OHTs in the old days
Supporting a speech or lecture – bullet points reminding you of what to say
Displaying images in a big way
A slide show (literally)
A simple way to create graphics

Getting started

Plan what you want to put on the slides (which will be different to, and much […]

5 Powerful Hacks to Immediately Improve Your Presentations

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.”
- Wayne Burgraff
Note: This guest post was written by personal development blogger Scott Young. You can check out his website here.
Communication is a skill. That means if you want to blow the interviewer away, knock them out with your slide show or have them […]