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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 by Read Gilgen

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Chapter 16. Learning the Elements of Effective Presentations

In this chapter

  • Find out ways to size up an audience

  • Learn the importance of objective-driven content

  • Explore ways to grab and keep an audience’s attention

  • Learn how colors and fonts are part of the message

  • Discover ways to assess the impact of a presentation

An effective presentation is one that achieves its objectives of communicating ideas, teaching concepts, or convincing or motivating listeners. This book presents PowerPoint features and procedures with an eye toward helping you create successful presentations. But all that has come in bits and pieces. This chapter brings together some of the key ingredients in creating and presenting effective presentations.

However, you should also know ...

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