Useful Presentation Tips
- Identify the critical information in your proposed presentation that requires visualisation
- Use no more than 6 bullets per page.
- Bullets should be short statements NOT complete sentences.
- Keep ALL visuals
- Decide on your aspect ratio and set your computer accordingly 16:9 / 4:3 your computer will already be defaulted to one or the other.
To Get the show moving: –
- To start the Slide Show, Click Slide Show on the Presentation Views group on the on the View
- Use the arrow keys to move forward or backwards in the presentation, ideally use a Remote Mouse for all your actual presentations.
- A pen tool is available for drawing on the screen with the mouse. Press CTRL+P or click the right mouse button at any time and a popup window will appear. Choose Pen and the pointer will change to a pen that allows you to draw free hand on the screen using the mouse. Press the E key to erase all the pen strokes. Press CTRL+A to disable the pen feature and revert the pen back to a pointer arrow.
- If you would like to use the pen to draw on a blank screen during a presentation, press the B or W keys, or select Screen/Black Screen from the pop up menu and the screen will turn black. Press B or W again or choose Next from the popup menu to return to the presentation when you are finished drawing.
- To hide the pointer and button from the screen press the A
- Press the Escape (ESC) key to end the slide show.
Be sure to always preview your presentation using a data projector, if that is the method of presentation to be used on the day, as words and graphics close to the edge of your laptop screen maybe cropped when projected on a data projector.