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An effective PowerPoint® presentation is the means to success today because of the constant need to present our ideas and thoughts in front of executives, government bodies, schools or colleges. One needs a good PowerPoint® presentation to help in communicating message effectively and quickly.
In this article we will be discussing about a few good PowerPoint® tips under the following heads.
- Creating sequential timeline
- Addition of photos
- Animation effects
- Sound clips
Creating sequential timeline
A presentation should also have a sequential time line such that it should be arranged in a sequential order of the happening. Sequential time lines are perfect for representing various aspects like product development, history time-lines or a legal process among many others. It is just like a product development time line that can start with the concept, research, licensing, testing, prototype and end with release.
Addition of photos
We all know that an image is worth a thousand words, so instead of filling the whole slide with text it is better to use an image that would tell the whole story instead of you reading the whole slide and nobody listening to you. You might lose the attention of the listeners. The image should show the relevant message that you want to convey to your audiences.
In addition to all of the above, there can also be some animations that would add to the interest of the audiences. The animations could range from an ascending image or text, descending elements or other elements like curve in from left, curve out from right. Or you could use expand, contract, stretch up, stretch down, fades etc among many others. But, whatever animation effect you choose, it may mean to be the very difference between a distraction and a perfect enhancement.
There can also be some sound clips included in a PowerPoint® presentation to show and highlight the possible impact of the happening of the events during the presentation. For example during defense equipment presentation there can be a very good use of sound clips or if the presentation relates to the historical events then also the sound clips can be very useful. It is advised that the sound clips being used should not be extraordinarily loud as this would only serve to startle the people in your audience. Muted sound effects serve no effective purpose and should be avoided. Be sure to be on the guard against use of too many multimedia elements in your presentation. This would cause the size of your PowerPoint® presentation to expand quickly and may lead to performance problems on a slower computer. Also, document portability problems would be avoided by keeping the overzealous use of multimedia in check.