How to Make a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation

How to Make a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation A Wide Educational Products and Services( Wide EPS) Initiative Wide EPS is a globally reputed producer ...
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How to Make a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation A Wide Educational Products and Services( Wide EPS) Initiative Wide EPS is a globally reputed producer of educative materials Wide Educational Products and Services

Introduction  PowerPoint

presentations are very commonplace today. Be it business, be it student’s presentation or even a resume presentation, PowerPoint (PPT) presentations are very much desired. It is today essential to know to build a good PPT presentation. Wide Educational Products and Services

Where and whom to present 

Very important to understand who would be there to listen and follow your presentation. So a PPT for a job ,or a PPT for a seminar presentation or a PPT for a tender evaluation etc are all to be different. It is important to know who to be impressed ,what will make them impressed and what will not distract them .In the next we will first discuss the general likeable features of a PPT and the PPT variants for various different kinds of situations. Wide Educational Products and Services

Cardinal Rules 1.

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Do not keep all you have to explain in a PPT slide. That will make it utterly uninteresting. Keep only words and sentences that will give you the cues ( that you might otherwise forget in the run of things) to explain and elaborate that you have in mind. Do not stuff a slide with lot of figures and tables. You can not expect your listeners to make a special effort to read them all. People who matter in a presentation are the people who hear such PPTs as a part of their day to day job. You must always try to keep them engaged without tiring them. Wide Educational Products and Services

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Do not put a lot of animations in the slides. It is boring to see animations pouring in from all sides. Some are outright obnoxious. Keep just a few of them, if not unavoidable. Do not keep any music in the presentation. Do not keep very small font sizes, keep a clear background with or without a light tint of blue or green. The color of the text should be prominent against the background. Use hyperlink to show a large table. Do not show it unless asked for ,or if you are asked to explain something that requires the table/figure to be opened. If you are asked to complete your presentation within a period of time ,keep your presentation within that time. If you do not know a particular thing you would do well by not bringing it into the discussion. Keep guesswork out of your presentation.

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Planning Process  1. 2.

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Try to know these: The time given to you. You have to stick to the time and duration. The audience: Are they students, or professors, or business executives or government officials .Each group has a different need. Ponder over what you know very well about what you have been asked to. If you can not cover up what you do not know when the job is given to you ,keep yourself to what you know and build on that. It is not possible for everyone to know everything. Another cardinal rule : Do not ever underestimate your audience. Wide Educational Products and Services

Business PPT Design

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When your PPT is for a business order/tender quote or for introducing a new product, and you are appearing before a semi-technical committee ,your PPT should be: Must focus on the utility and convenience of the product and its use. Not much on technical specifications. Keep the service and repair aspects ahead of mere functionalities. Do not try too hard to impress because the people you are talking to know it quite well. Emphasize the fail-safe characteristics more than few operational advantages. Keep an overall long term cost comparison with the competing product. Wide Educational Products and Services

Tender /Quotation PPTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Keep your data and data on the website nearly the same. Explain on the critical items that control the functions. Emphasize precision. Emphasize the service aspects like your service team composition and how close they are located from the customer. Emphasize your service quality standards. Explain how your company keeps the customer interest ahead of everything. Bring few funny anecdotes so that people are enlivened during the presenation.This is a key to the succwess. Wide Educational Products and Services

Students’ Presentation 1.

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Work on what you know and what you have understood well about the subject of the presentation. Be careful about using any jargon or terms like error, deviation ,etc. If you are talking about somebody else's work be careful not claim it as of your own. Keep it simple and clear with good expressive figures and tables etc. Know that saying “Pictures can say thousand words.”? Wide Educational Products and Services

Last word Most people today are used to seeing and sitting through a number of presentations and thus they are hard to impress.  So do not think mechanically about a presentation. Keep something that will have solid fundamentals ,shall draw attention ,bring fun and few laughter and smiles. Make some anecdotes about few hits and misses that you have undergone earlier..  Lastly ,stay relaxed during the presentation. 

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