Posted by: WPeterson
Business presentations, PowerPoint, Tips
Definitely the words in a PowerPoint presentation should be concise to help audiences understand your statement, and appealing to catch viewers’ eyes at least. It’s not the time showing your typing skills except some stupid typo. And the full page of mission statement or notes is redundant on the screen for everyone. For good and better business opportunities, now it’s great to review the creating process of your PowerPoint presentation.
You must know you don’t want to be verbose and the audiences don’t need, either. While times you are faced with this dilemma whether your presentation includes lots of text on a slide, you can try to rescue the show from text floods. The first thing to do is highlights on most important text. Once you’ve nailed that down, you have a couple options. The simplest way is to change the font and color of these really imperative text that you want people to take note of. PowerPoint already provides some text effects or WordArt to make them special. To have the eyes drawn to the words instantly, you may need some advanced treatments. You might want to try animating those words to stand out them, select the words and click on Custom Animation from the Slide Show menu (or Custom Animation from Animations in 2007). Pick any animation you want to apply, especially Entrance and Emphasis. If you don’t like the customized text effects, set a good text background to stick out words by contrast. Just draw, format and animate a rectangle, then send it to back under the words you concentrated. That way it will provide a stand-out background for your text that your audience will be sure to notice as well.
Text usually gets leading role for readers unless you have persuasive or exclusive pictures in a presentation. What I think about text presentation is that you cannot ignore the detailed job in PowerPoint to try. Sometimes they actually make sense, and your opportunities depend on these points.