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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®2007

THE ONLY POWERPOINT BOOK YOU NEED

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward PowerPoint proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on PowerPoint 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 is the only book you need.

• Quickly move from learning PowerPoint 2007 basics to creating and delivering polished, dynamic presentations with Microsoft Office’s new user interface

• Collaborate on presentations using slide libraries, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and more

• Communicate data in pictures using charts, diagrams, and graphs, including new SmartArt diagrams and enhanced graphics effects

• Design sophisticated presentations even faster with themes and custom layouts

• Create multimedia presentations using video, sound, pictures, and animation

• Publish and deliver your presentations on the Web

• Expand the power of PowerPoint with add-ins and third-party tools

• Discover the secrets for powerful delivery of your presentation

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a best-selling author of 24 computer and business books, a successful technology journalist, and an expert in business presentations. She has used–and has taught others to use–PowerPoint for more than 10 years, designing presentations for meetings, seminars, trade shows, and worldwide audiences. Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 is her fourth book on PowerPoint.

Geetesh Bajaj is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) who runs the Web’s foremost PowerPoint site at www.indezine.com. He is also author of another best-selling PowerPoint book. Geetesh believes that successful presentations are the sum of various elements as diverse as color, layout, and graphics.

Tom Mucciolo, founder and president of MediaNet, is an acclaimed speaker on presentation skills. He is an expert at enhancing the key components of communication, including the message (script), the media (visual design), and the mechanics (delivery). His one-to-one coaching sessions, ranging from basic to advanced, develop individual style and prepare a person for presenting in a very visual world.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Authors
  3. Acknowledgments
    1. Patrice-Anne Rutledge
    2. Geetesh Bajaj
    3. Tom Mucciolo
  4. We Want to Hear from You!
  5. Reader Services
  6. Introduction
    1. Why You Should Use This Book
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
  7. I. PowerPoint 2007 Basics
    1. 1. Introducing PowerPoint 2007
      1. PowerPoint Overview
      2. Understanding What PowerPoint Can Do
      3. Exploring New PowerPoint 2007 Features
      4. Using the Ribbon Tabs
        1. The Menu...
        2. ...And a Toolbar
      5. Using Mini Toolbars
      6. Using Task Panes
        1. Working with the Research Task Pane
          1. Doing Research
          2. Choosing Research Services
      7. PowerPoint File Formats
      8. Understanding PowerPoint Views
      9. Getting Help
        1. Help Search Options
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Displaying Shortcuts in ScreenTips
        2. Finding Buttons on the Ribbon Tabs
        3. Displaying the Developer Tab in the Ribbon
        4. Getting Results in the Research Task Pane
    2. 2. Creating a Basic Presentation
      1. Understanding PowerPoint Presentations
        1. Understanding Templates
        2. Understanding Slide Layouts
      2. Creating a Presentation
        1. Creating a Presentation from a Template
        2. Creating a New Presentation from an Existing Presentation
        3. Creating a Presentation from Scratch
      3. Saving a Presentation
      4. Opening a Presentation
        1. Exploring the Open Dialog Box
        2. Setting View Options
      5. Deleting a Presentation
      6. Renaming a Presentation
      7. Converting a Presentation to PowerPoint 2007
      8. Troubleshooting
        1. Creating Your Own Template
        2. Choosing a Save Location
        3. Finding a Saved Presentation
        4. Opening a Presentation in a Browser
      9. Design Corner: Creating a Presentation from Scratch
        1. Before
        2. After
  8. II. Editing and Formatting Presentations
    1. 3. Working with Text
      1. Understanding PowerPoint’s Text Capabilities
      2. Adding Text
      3. Formatting Text
        1. Enhancing Presentation Text
        2. Using the Formatting Tools on the Home Tab
        3. Using the Font Dialog Box
        4. Using the Paragraph Dialog Box
        5. Formatting Text with the Mini Toolbar
      4. Using Bullets
        1. Creating Picture Bullets
        2. Creating Character Bullets
      5. Using Numbered Lists
      6. Checking Spelling
        1. Setting Spelling Options
      7. Using Proofing Tools
        1. Running a Spell Check
      8. Looking Up Synonyms with the Thesaurus
      9. Working with Text Boxes
        1. Inserting a Text Box
        2. Formatting a Text Box
      10. Using WordArt
        1. Inserting a WordArt Image
        2. Formatting WordArt
      11. Troubleshooting
        1. Making the Text Fit
        2. Making Your Case Work
        3. Finding Spelling Errors
      12. Design Corner: Dressing Up Your List
        1. Before
        2. After
    2. 4. Working with Tables
      1. Understanding Tables
      2. Adding a Table
      3. Formatting a Table
        1. Setting Table Style Options
        2. Applying a Table Style
        3. Creating a Border
          1. Setting Border Style
          2. Setting Border Width
          3. Setting Border Colors
          4. Creating Borders
        4. Setting Table Fill Color
        5. Applying Table Effects
        6. Working with Columns and Rows
          1. Inserting Rows and Columns
          2. Deleting Rows and Columns
        7. Merging and Splitting Cells
        8. Specifying Other Layout Options
        9. Deleting Tables and Table Contents
        10. Adding Bulleted and Numbered Lists Within Tables
      4. Drawing a Table
      5. Inserting an Excel Table
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Making Room for Additional Rows and Columns
        2. Undoing Multiple Formatting Changes
      7. Design Corner: Improving Information Design Through the Use of Tables
        1. Before
        2. After
    3. 5. Organizing Presentations
      1. Exploring PowerPoint’s Outlining Features
      2. Organizing Presentations
      3. Using the Outline Tab
      4. Using the Outlining Options
        1. Promoting and Demoting Outline Points
        2. Moving Outline Points Up and Down
        3. Collapsing and Expanding Outline Points
        4. Showing Slide Formatting
      5. Working with Outlines Created in Other Programs
        1. Importing Outlines in PowerPoint
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Preparing Files to Import
        2. Dealing with Demotions
      7. Design Corner: Reorganizing a Slide’s Contents in the Outline Tab
    4. 6. Working with Themes, Color Schemes, and Backgrounds
      1. Understanding Themes
        1. Applying a New Theme
        2. Applying Multiple Themes to a Single Presentation
        3. Working with Theme Fonts
          1. Applying New Theme Fonts
          2. Creating New Theme Fonts
          3. Editing or Deleting Custom Fonts
          4. Changing Font Colors
        4. Working with Theme Color Schemes
          1. Choosing a New Slide Color Scheme
          2. Applying Multiple Color Schemes to a Single Presentation
        5. Working with Theme Effects
        6. Creating a Custom Color Scheme
        7. Creating and Saving a Custom Theme
      2. Applying a Background
        1. Applying a Background Style
        2. Setting Advanced Background Options
        3. Omitting Background Graphics
        4. Resetting a Background
      3. Troubleshooting
        1. Consolidating Themes
        2. Resetting Slide Theme Colors
      4. Design Corner: Creating a Custom Theme
        1. Before
        2. After
    5. 7. Formatting Slides and Presentations
      1. Exploring PowerPoint Formatting Options
      2. Adding Slides
      3. Deleting Slides
      4. Rearranging Slides
      5. Using the Slide Sorter View
      6. Copying and Moving Slides from One Presentation to Another
      7. Using Automatic Formatting
        1. Using Paste Options
        2. Using AutoFit
      8. Troubleshooting
        1. Copying Versus Cutting Presentation Slides
        2. Activating the Paste Options Button
    6. 8. Collaborating on Presentations
      1. Defining Ways to Collaborate in PowerPoint
        1. Working with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
        2. Collaborating with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
      2. Preparing Your Presentation for Distribution
        1. Inspecting Your Presentation
        2. Restricting Permission to Your Presentation
        3. Adding a Digital Signature
          1. Getting a Digital ID from a Microsoft Partner
          2. Creating Your Own Digital Signature
          3. Viewing Digital Signatures
          4. Removing Digital Signatures
        4. Running the Compatibility Checker
        5. Marking Your Presentation as Final
      3. Setting Presentation Passwords
      4. Reviewing Presentations
        1. Using the Review Tab
        2. Adding Comments to Slides
        3. Reviewing Comments
        4. Deleting Comments
      5. Distributing Your Presentation to Others
        1. Working with Slide Libraries
          1. Publishing Slides to a Slide Library
          2. Reusing Slides from a PowerPoint Slide Library
        2. Saving Your Presentation to a Document Management Server
          1. Managing Server Information
          2. Using Workflow
        3. Creating a Document Workspace
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Hiding Comments
        2. Publishing to a Slide Library
  9. III. Making Presentations
    1. 9. Presenting a Slide Show
      1. Understanding Slide Shows
      2. Setting Up a Show
      3. Rehearsing Timings
      4. Recording a Voice Narration
        1. Rerecording a Narration
        2. Deleting a Narration
      5. Working with Custom Shows
      6. Reusing Slides in Other Presentations
      7. Viewing Your Show
        1. Navigating a Show Full Screen
        2. Setting Pointer Options
        3. Using the Onscreen Pen to Mark Your Presentation
      8. Packaging Presentations onto a CD
      9. Using the PowerPoint Viewer
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Displaying Hidden Slides
        2. Advancing Slides at a Kiosk
        3. Listening to a Voice Narration
    2. 10. Creating and Printing Presentation Materials
      1. Exploring Presentation Output Options
      2. Creating Notes and Handouts
      3. Preparing to Print Your Presentation
        1. Setting Up the Page
        2. Customizing Headers and Footers
        3. Previewing a PowerPoint Presentation
        4. Previewing in Grayscale and Black and White
      4. Printing PowerPoint Presentations
      5. Ensuring a Smooth Print Process
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Resolving Print Problems
        2. Speeding Up the Print Process
        3. Resolving Incomplete Graphics Printing
  10. IV. Working with Graphics, Charts, and Multimedia
    1. 11. Working with Charts and Graphs
      1. Exploring Chart Possibilities
      2. Understanding Charts in PowerPoint
      3. Adding a Chart
      4. Selecting a Chart Type
      5. Entering Data in the Datasheet
        1. Inserting and Deleting Datasheet Cells, Rows, and Columns
        2. Formatting Sheet Numbers
        3. Including and Excluding Rows and Columns
        4. Returning to the Presentation from the Datasheet
      6. Creating a Custom Chart Type
      7. Chart Tools Ribbons
      8. Formatting a Chart
        1. Modifying Your Chart
        2. Setting Overall Chart Options
          1. Entering Chart Titles
          2. Formatting Axes
          3. Formatting Gridlines
          4. Displaying a Legend
          5. Displaying Data Labels
          6. Displaying a Data Table
        3. Formatting Chart Objects
        4. Formatting 3D View
      9. Adding a Trendline
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Locating Missing Ribbon Tabs
        2. Finding the Add Trendline Menu Option
        3. Removing Empty Spaces
      11. Design Corner: Using Chart Formatting Options
    2. 12. Working with SmartArt
      1. Understanding SmartArt
      2. Adding SmartArt to a Presentation
        1. Choosing SmartArt
      3. Formatting SmartArt
        1. Formatting Individual SmartArt Elements
      4. Sample SmartArt Variants
      5. Common SmartArt Procedures
        1. Adding and Editing Text in Your SmartArt
        2. Changing Colors in Your SmartArt
        3. Resizing and Repositioning Your SmartArt
          1. Resize
          2. Reposition
        4. Adding Effects
        5. Deleting a SmartArt Graphic
      6. Working with Organization Charts
        1. Inserting More Shapes
        2. Changing the Layout
        3. Formatting Your Organization Chart
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Fixing a Problem Organization Chart
        2. Expanding Diagram Choices
    3. 13. Working with Pictures and Clip Art
      1. Exploring Clip Art and Pictures
      2. Understanding Graphic File Formats
      3. Inserting Clip Art
      4. Understanding the Microsoft Clip Organizer
        1. Opening the Clip Organizer
        2. Exploring the Clip Organizer
        3. Navigating the Collection List
      5. Adding Clips to the Clip Organizer
        1. Adding Clips Automatically
        2. Adding Clips on Your Own
        3. Adding Clips from a Scanner or Camera
        4. Adding Objects to the Clip Organizer
        5. Adding Captions and Keywords
      6. Searching for a Clip
      7. Working with the Clip Organizer
        1. Compacting the Clip Organizer Catalog
        2. Using the Clip Organizer’s Online Features
      8. Working with Pictures
        1. Better Results with Pictures
      9. Modifying Clip Art and Pictures
        1. Picture Format Options
        2. Recoloring a Clip Art Image
        3. Formatting Clip Art Images
      10. Compressing Pictures
      11. Troubleshooting
        1. Finding Your Own Clips in the Clip Organizer
        2. Searching by Keyword
        3. Resolving Recoloring Problems
      12. Design Corner: Creating a Photo Album
    4. 14. Working with Media Clips
      1. Exploring Sound and Video
      2. Sound Formats
        1. WAV
        2. MP3
        3. WMA
        4. MIDI
        5. AIFF and AU
        6. Real and OrgVorbis
      3. Movie Formats
        1. AVI
        2. MPEG, MPG
        3. QuickTime MOV and RealVideo
        4. Animated GIFs
      4. Inserting Media Clips
        1. Inserting Sounds or Movies
      5. Tweaking Sounds or Movies
        1. Sound Tools Options
        2. Movie Tools Options
      6. Playing a CD Audio Track
      7. Recording Sounds
      8. Linking Media Files
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. Cannot Record Sound
      10. Design Corner: Make PowerPoint Play your Play List
    5. 15. Working with Shapes and Objects
      1. Exploring Shape Creation and Formatting
      2. Inserting Shapes
        1. Inserting Lines and Arrows
        2. Inserting Rectangles and Ovals
      3. Applying a Shape Quick Style
      4. Modifying and Enhancing Shapes
        1. Specifying Shape Fill Color
          1. Using the Colors Dialog Box
          2. Using a Custom Color
          3. Applying a Picture Fill
          4. Applying a Gradient Fill
          5. Applying a Textured Fill
        2. Specifying Shape Outlines
        3. Specifying Shape Effects
        4. Editing Shapes
      5. Using the Format Shape Dialog Box
      6. Manipulating Objects
        1. Setting Object Order
        2. Aligning Objects
        3. Snapping to a Grid or Shape
        4. Grouping Objects
        5. Rotating and Flipping Objects
          1. Formatting Size
          2. Formatting Position
          3. Formatting Alternative Text
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Understanding 3-D Limits
        2. Rescaling Objects
      8. Design Corner: Enhancing Presentations with Formatting Effects
    6. 16. Working with Animation
      1. Understanding Animation
      2. Setting Slide Transitions
      3. Applying Animations to Objects
      4. Creating Custom Animations
        1. Setting Special Animation Effects
          1. Setting Additional Effects
          2. Setting Timings
          3. Animating Charts
          4. Animating Diagrams
          5. Animating Media Clips
        2. Reordering Animations
        3. Modifying Animations
        4. Deleting Animations
      5. Using Action Settings
      6. Using Action Buttons
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Resolving Sound File Problems
        2. Working with Previous Versions
      8. Design Corner: Spicing Up Your Presentation
        1. Before
        2. After
  11. V. Maximizing the Power of PowerPoint
    1. 17. Using PowerPoint’s Web Features
      1. Working with Hyperlinks
        1. Adding Hyperlinks
          1. Creating Invisible Hyperlinks for Text
          2. Jumping to Other Slides
          3. Jumping to Another File
          4. Creating Other Types of Links
          5. Customizing a Hyperlink’s ScreenTip
        2. Modifying Hyperlinks
        3. Removing Hyperlinks
        4. Changing a Hyperlinked Object’s Action Settings
        5. Testing Hyperlinks
        6. Navigating a Hyperlinked Presentation
        7. Linking to the Web During a Presentation
      2. Publishing to the Internet
        1. Saving a Presentation as a Web Page
        2. Customizing a Web Presentation
        3. Transferring Your Web Page to a Web Server
        4. Testing Your Web Page
        5. Modifying or Updating Your Web Page
      3. Troubleshooting
        1. Restoring Missing Images
        2. Restoring Missing Files
    2. 18. Integrating with Office 2007
      1. Understanding Office Integration
      2. Linking Office Objects
        1. Using Paste Special to Create a Link
        2. Updating Links
        3. Maintaining Links
        4. Removing the Link Between Source and Target Files
      3. Working with Embedded Office Objects
        1. Embedding New and Existing Files
          1. Embedding a New Object
          2. Embedding an Object from an Existing File
      4. Using Word Tables
        1. Inserting a Word Table
      5. Using PowerPoint Presentations in Other Applications
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Retaining Excel Formatting
        2. Fixing a Broken Link
      7. Design Corner: Presenting with Embedded Objects
    3. 19. Working with PowerPoint Macros
      1. The Developer Ribbon Tab
      2. Macro-Enabled Presentations
        1. Working with the Macro Enabled File Formats
      3. Creating a Blank Macro
      4. Add Code to a Macro
      5. Creating Macros in the Visual Basic Editor
      6. Editing a Macro
      7. Deleting a Macro
      8. Running a Macro from the Quick Access Toolbar
      9. Sourcing VBA Code Snippets
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Resolving Macro Problems
        2. Understanding Macro Warnings
    4. 20. Customizing PowerPoint
      1. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        1. Moving the Quick Access Toolbar
        2. Adding and Removing Quick Access Toolbar Commands
        3. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar from the PowerPoint Options Dialog Box
      2. Setting PowerPoint Options
        1. Personalizing PowerPoint
        2. Setting Proofing Options
        3. Setting AutoCorrect Options
          1. Customizing AutoCorrect Entries
          2. Specifying AutoCorrect Exceptions
          3. AutoFormatting As You Type
          4. Setting Up Smart Tags
        4. Setting Save Options
        5. Setting Typography Options
        6. Setting Advanced Options
          1. Setting Edit Options
          2. Setting Cut, Copy, and Paste Options
          3. Setting Display Editing Options
          4. Setting Slide Show Options
          5. Setting Print Options
          6. Setting Sound Linking Options
          7. Setting General Options
        7. Setting Customization Options
        8. Setting Add-In Options
        9. Setting Trust Center Options
        10. Finding PowerPoint Resources
      3. Setting Presentation Properties
      4. Working with Slide Masters
        1. Modifying the Slide Master
        2. Adding a Slide Master
        3. Creating a Custom Layout
        4. Renaming a Slide Master or Layout
        5. Duplicating a Slide Master or Layout
        6. Deleting a Slide Master or Layout
        7. Preserving a Slide Master
        8. Applying a Theme to a Slide Master
        9. Modifying the Handout and Notes Masters
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar
        2. Speeding Up Presentation Performance
      6. Design Corner: Creating a Custom Layout with a Logo
    5. 21. Using PowerPoint’s Foreign Language Capabilities
      1. Understanding PowerPoint’s Multiple Language Features
      2. Setting Up Microsoft Office to Work in Multiple Languages
        1. Enabling Display and Editing Languages
        2. Installing a Keyboard
        3. Installing an Input Method Editor (IME)
      3. Using PowerPoint’s Multiple Language Proofing Tools
        1. Checking Spelling in Another Language
        2. Translating Text
        3. Using the Thesaurus in Another Language
      4. Removing a Language Pack
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Adding Language-Specific Fields and Features
        2. Working with East Asian Languages
    6. 22. Troubleshooting PowerPoint
      1. Dealing with Error Messages and Prompts
      2. Resolving Problems
        1. Display Problems
        2. Printing Problems
        3. Troubleshooting Problems with PowerPoint Features
        4. Slide show Problems
      3. Running Office Diagnostics
  12. VI. Extending the Power of PowerPoint
    1. 23. Office Online and Other Resources
      1. More Resources
      2. A Tour of Office Online
        1. Templates
          1. Downloading Templates and Presentations
        2. Clip Art
        3. More Office Online Stuff
      3. Other Websites
    2. 24. Extending PowerPoint with Third-Party Tools
      1. Options for Extending PowerPoint
      2. Converting PowerPoint to Flash
        1. Camtasia Studio
        2. PointeCast Publisher
        3. FlashSpring
      3. Developing E-learning with PowerPoint
        1. Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio
        2. Macromedia Breeze
      4. Enhancing Your PowerPoint Experience
        1. Impatica for PowerPoint
        2. Ovation for PowerPoint
        3. PresentationPoint
      5. Converting PowerPoint Presentations to PDF
      6. Getting Creative with Third-Party Templates, Backgrounds, and Clip Art
        1. CrystalGraphics PowerPlugs
        2. Digital Juice
        3. Clipart.com
        4. Other Creative Options
      7. Enhancing Your PowerPoint Experience with External Hardware
        1. Impatica ShowMate
        2. TurningPoint 2006
        3. Laser Mouse
  13. VII. From Concept to Delivery
    1. 25. The Message—Scripting the Concept
      1. Experiencing Ideas
        1. Understanding the Process
        2. Putting People First
        3. Becoming a Visual Presenter
      2. Making a Lasting Impression
      3. Constructing the Argument
        1. Establishing a Purpose
          1. Action Drives Content
          2. Fine-Tuning the Objective
          3. Objective Characteristics
          4. How Do You Select an Objective?
          5. Do Your Conclusion First
        2. Capturing Ideas
          1. Fish-Bone Diagram
          2. Flow Chart
          3. Affinity Diagram
          4. Mind Map
        3. Creating an Outline and Storyboard
          1. Electronically Creating an Outline and Storyboard
          2. Manually Creating an Outline and Storyboard
        4. Structuring Ideas into a Flowing Script
          1. Matching Ideals
          2. Main Points
          3. Question and Answer
          4. Meeting Needs
          5. Problem-Solution
        5. Using an Opening Hook
        6. Allowing for Timely Grabs
        7. Understanding Nonlinear Issues
      4. Qualifying the Participants
        1. Learning the Traits of the Presenter
          1. Personal Attributes
          2. Delivery Style
          3. Expertise Level
          4. Media Preferences
        2. Knowing the Particulars of the Audience
          1. Direct Contact
          2. Demographics
          3. Motivators
        3. Understanding Filters
      5. Assuring Consistency
        1. Maintaining the Corporate Image
        2. Using Portable Concepts
        3. Providing “Do” and “Say” Scripts
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Scripting with a Timeline Layout
        2. Being Consistent, Yet Unique
        3. Communicating Change
    2. 26. The Media—Designing Visual Support
      1. Bringing Your Story to Life
      2. Choosing a Medium for Your Message
        1. Understanding Media Types
          1. Cost of Overheads
          2. Cost of 35mm Slides
          3. Cost of Electronic Images
          4. Convenience of Overheads
          5. Convenience of 35mm Slides
          6. Convenience of Electronic Images
          7. Continuity of Overheads
          8. Continuity of 35mm Slides
          9. Continuity of Electronic Images
        2. Working with Design Templates
          1. Readability from a Distance
          2. Simplicity in Design
        3. Creating Handout Materials
          1. Nature of Handouts
          2. Timing of Handouts
      3. Controlling Eye Movement
        1. Establishing Anchors
        2. Choosing Typefaces and Fonts
        3. Using Builds and Overlays
        4. Creating Emphasis
          1. Headlines
          2. Arrows
      4. Using Color
        1. Incorporating Symbols
          1. Depth
          2. Silhouettes
          3. Distractions and Distortions
        2. Investigating Perception and Contrast
          1. A Matter of Contrast
          2. Red/Green Deficiency
          3. Earth-to-Sky Color Theory
        3. Understanding Background Colors and Emotions
          1. Gray
          2. Blue
          3. Green
          4. Red
          5. Black
          6. Violet
          7. Brown
          8. Keeping It in Perspective
      5. Troubleshooting
    3. 27. The Mechanics of Form—Developing External Presentation Skills
      1. Understanding the Outside
      2. Conquering Fear
        1. Attacking the Causes
          1. Fools Rush In
          2. Judgment Day
          3. The Bored-Room
          4. Time Flies
        2. Learning to Relax
      3. Using Your Body
        1. Positioning and Moving
          1. Establish an Anchor
          2. Build a Triangle
          3. Play the Angles
        2. Making Eye Contact
          1. Direct Eye Contact
          2. Anchored Eye Contact
        3. Using Gestures
          1. Reaching Out
          2. The Left Hand for Guidance
          3. The Left Hand for Movement
          4. The Left Hand for Help
          5. Shifting Your Weight
        4. Mastering the Lectern
        5. Avoiding Problems
          1. Upstaging
          2. The Gunfighter
          3. The Head Waiter
          4. The Third Base Coach
          5. The Hand Talker
          6. Blocking the Light
          7. Pinkie Counting
      4. Using Your Voice
        1. Breathing Properly
        2. Phrasing and Pausing
          1. Fillers Are Killers
          2. The Opening Pause
          3. When in Doubt—Pause First
          4. Targeting Phrases
          5. Transitioning
          6. Rule of Threes
          7. Juxtapositioning
        3. Avoiding Vocal Problems
          1. The Mumbler
          2. The Garbler
          3. The Droner
          4. The Dropper
      5. Troubleshooting
    4. 28. The Mechanics of Function—Developing Internal Presentation Skills
      1. Putting Yourself First
      2. Using Your Mind
        1. Linking Intention to Content
        2. Working with Detailed Data
        3. Selecting Focal Points
        4. Using Virtual Space
        5. Handling Distractions
          1. The Slacker
          2. The Attacker
          3. The Know-It-All
          4. The Talker
          5. The Boss
      3. Using Your Heart
        1. Understanding Motivation
          1. Sense of Truth
          2. Thinking, Feeling, Wanting
          3. People Make a Difference
        2. Adding Stories and Personal Opinions
          1. Time, Place, and Circumstance
          2. Personal Opinions Matter
        3. Using Humor
          1. Opening Lines
          2. Stretching the Rubber Band
          3. Indicating and Apologizing
        4. Developing Your Own Style
          1. Levels in Your Style
          2. Through Line of Action
          3. Don’t Even Think About It!
      4. Troubleshooting
    5. 29. Techniques and Technicalities
      1. Dealing with the Conditions
      2. Dressing the Part
        1. Focusing on the Face
          1. The Skin
          2. The Hair
          3. The Eyewear
        2. Working with Accessories
        3. Wearing Business Outfits
          1. On the Top
          2. Toward the Bottom
          3. It’s Gotta Be the Shoes
        4. Choosing a Formality
      3. Setting the Stage
        1. Using Risers
        2. Working with Lighting and Sound
          1. Lighting
          2. Sound
        3. Choosing a Display Screen
          1. Screen Types
          2. Screen Placement
        4. Deciding on Seating Arrangements
          1. Seating and Distance
      4. Using Technology
        1. Handling Projectors
          1. Brightness
          2. Resolution
          3. Portability
          4. Multiple Connections
        2. Working with Laptop Presentations
          1. Remote Control
          2. Simultaneous Display
          3. Transitions
          4. Screen Savers, Reminders, and Navigation Issues
        3. Incorporating Multimedia
          1. Animation
          2. Sound
          3. Video
          4. Image Magnification
          5. Glitch Happens!
      5. Troubleshooting
    6. 30. Presenting in a Variety of Settings
      1. Adapting to Everyday Environments
      2. Getting Up Close and Personal
        1. Understanding the Conference Room and U
          1. Power Seats
          2. Input Seats
          3. Observer Seats
          4. Putting People in Place
          5. Seating Your Team and Their Team
          6. Sit-Down Scenarios
        2. Handling One-to-One Situations
          1. Create Angles
          2. Share Perspective
          3. Scan the Eyes
        3. Socializing Your Skills
      3. Working in Remote Locations
        1. Presenting Outdoors
          1. Demonstrating Large Objects
          2. Walking and Talking
        2. Dealing with Extreme Conditions
          1. Dark Shadows
          2. The Sounds of Silence
          3. Culture Shock
        3. Delivering Tradeshow Presentations
          1. Informal Conversations
          2. Planned Presentations
      4. Picturing Yourself on TV
        1. Playing to the Camera
          1. Voice
          2. Positioning
          3. Movement
        2. Using Videoconferencing Technology
          1. The Distance Factor
          2. The Time Factor
          3. The Relationship Factor
          4. The Power of Television
          5. The Beauty of Face-to-Face
          6. The Ideal Communication Channel
          7. The Production Aspect
          8. Boosting Your Talent
          9. Not Quite Natural
        3. Interacting in a Visual World
          1. The Effect on Individuals
          2. The Effect on Society
      5. Troubleshooting
    7. What’s on the CD-ROM
      1. Installation Instructions