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PowerPoint, you're doing it wrong.

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If you use PowerPoint - you're probably not using it in the best way possible.

Check out these super fast, super easy and super powerful tips to make you're next presentation deck that much more awesome.

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PowerPoint, you're doing it wrong.

  1. STOP! YOU’RE DOING POWERPOINT WRONG. SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING, CrispyPresentations.com BUT PROBABLY AREN’T.
  2. ODDS ARE, YOU’VE USED POWERPOINT
  3. AND ODDS ARE, YOU’RE PROBABLY USING IT WRONG.
  4. BUT, IT’S COOL THOUGH! HERE’S SEVEN PROTIPS YOU CAN USENOW.
  5. 1S)TO P TRYING TO STYLE EVERYTHING MANUALLY START USING MASTER SLIDE LAYOUTS Here’s a text box I just added by double clicking the slide • Here, I decided to click the bullet point button • And am hoping that it looks ok – but it needs some serious formatting help… The one to the left doesn’t look so hot – It was created by hand, which makes it hard to style On the other hand… – These bullets were created using elements from a Master Slide layout, ensuring consistency of formatting on every bullet styling elements you add yourself takes time & skill These buttons are your best friends!
  6. 2)ST OP EMAILING RAW POWERPOINT FILES START SENDING COMPRESSED PDF FILES PPT 20.5 MB .PPT FILE EDITABLE BY ANYONE FORMATTING IS THROWN OFF DEPENDING ON DEVICE BAD FOR SENDING AS THE FINAL DOCUMENT PDF 3 MB .PDF FILE NOT EDITABLE FORMATTING PRESERVED ACROSS DEVICES EXCELLENT FOR SENDING AS YOUR FINAL DOCUMENT Small, secure, consistent
  7. 3) STOP USING ANIMATIONS START NOT USING ANIMATIONS Resist the urge to touch these… SERIOUSLY, STOP USING ANIMATIONS. – THEY’RE CHEESY – THEY DON’T PRINT – THEY’RE DISTRACTING – ANIMATIONS ALONE WON’T MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION AWESOME
  8. 4) STOP USING AUTOFITTED TEXT BOXES START KEEPING TEXT BOXES THE SAME SIZE Here’s an auto-fitted, fixed-height text box – The font automatically resizes based on the amount of text in the box. Here’s an auto-fitted, fixed-height text box – The font automatically resizes based on the amount of text in the box. – So the more stuff I try and cram into it… Here’s an auto-fitted, fixed-height text box – The font automatically resizes based on the amount of text in the box. – So the more stuff I try and cram into it… – The smaller the text gets… – See? Disable auto fit for consistent font size – These bullets were made AFTER auto-fit was disabled – Keeping font sizes similar throughout a presentation is important for uniform design If you don’t disable it: – You can end up with very different font sizes throughout (which looks sloppy) – You might be tempted to put too much text on a slide in teensy, tiny font due to the resizing This keeps your font sizes consistent! Enabling auto-fit causes size inconsistencies
  9. 5) STOP USING STANDARD SMART ART START STYLING IT TO MATCH YOUR TEMPLATE Smart Art Can Be Really Useful BUT IT LOOKS BEST WHEN YOU STYLE IT TO MATCH YOUR TEMPLATE Cool, but doesn’t look right… Now we’re talkin’!
  10. 6ST)OP PUTTING SHADOWS ON EVERYTHING START USING SHADOWS VERY SELECTIVELY WHEN everything HAS a SHADOW your brain GETS CONFUSED WHEN IS IT OK? WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING LOOK SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE PRESENTATION , LIKE THIS:
  11. 7S)T OP TRYING TO LINE THINGS UP BY HAND START USING THE ALIGN & DISTRIBUTE BUTTONS 1 2 3 4 Are these all lined up? 1 2 3 4 Nope! 1 2 3 4 Boom! my favorite Powerpoint menu!
  12. GO FORTH & DECK! (deck means presentation) Click for more tips & templates! CRISPYPRESENTATIONS.COM Presentation tips & templates. Brought to you by KEANE at Image Attribution: Webalys.com DeathToTheStockPhoto.com

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