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Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication by Tom Bunzel

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Chapter 6. Powerful Presentation Tools

By now, you’ve surely realized that PowerPoint has become a multimedia platform and that a successful presenter can take advantage of many supporting programs to convey his or her message. Sometimes PowerPoint is like the quarterback of a presentation team (or if you don’t care for sports analogies, it’s like the conductor of an orchestra).

The slides are the spine that can link to video, charts, diagrams, and other programs that may convey a specific message better than mere text or even graphics.

Examples of how to use these programs comprise most of this chapter and are included in the “Resources” listings at the end. We’ll cover a few of the more powerful applications that can help you present more effectively, ...

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