PowerPoint is a presentation tool which can be used as a prompter or like cue cards. Too often we see a slide covered in bullet points splattered all at once on the screen. This puts the audience to sleep. They are reading ahead and not listening to what you have to say.
How To Retain The Attention Of Your Audience
No more than 6 bullet points per slide and NOT in essay form. Don’t have it wrapping three lines. Set the animation so that you only see one bullet point at a time. You can do this through the Animation Pane under effect options. Set the text animation to group text by 5th level paragraphs. This will ensure each bullet and sub-bullet displays one after the other upon your click command. If this is still not enough to retain the attention of your audience try adding the effect of hiding after animation or change colour after animation. Do this by going to the Animation Pane, select Effect Options in the After animation drop down select Hide on next mouse click or choose a colour from the list.
Animating Multiple Shapes Or Pictures Effortlessly.
Firstly you will need to select a shape and apply all the animation setting required. You use the Animation Painter as you would the Format Painter. Most people may have noticed the Format Painter but have only mastered to apply the formatting only one more time. What they miss is that instead of clicking the Format Painter once you get trigger happy and double click instead. Lets go through this step by step. Select your shape. Apply the animation setting you would like. Now whilst you still have your current shape selected double click the Animation Painter and click on each of the other shapes you would like to have the same animation settings applied to. The video below demonstrates how to apply the Format Painter to Excel, remember you can do this to any Microsoft Office Software; PowerPoint, Excel, Word even in Outlook.
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