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This presentation could have been an email! Have you ever felt like that? Often times when presenters feel this reaction from their audience, it's because they are, almost verbatim, reading bullet points from slides. There is too much text on the slide and each slide is formatted exactly the same. No matter how important the content is, it is not getting conveyed effectively because the audience isn't involved and engaged.

While PowerPoint has introduced many clever animation features, if you don't know when and why you should employ them, your presentation may come off as amateurish and juvenile. The message won't carry credibility, no matter the credentials of the speaker. 

Are you putting your best foot forward in online presentations?

Even if you are engaging in a person/live meeting room presented, oftentimes it doesn't translate to the same reaction when you are presenting online. Knowing how and how often to move something on the screen can take the place of gestures and perceptible facial expressions when trying to communicate important content.

Why you should Attend

Microsoft PowerPoint is chock full of features and they're adding new ones all the time. Included in these buckets of bells and whistles are some really effective animation tools. Beyond just having bullets flying onto the slide, knowing how to emphasize a particular idea or concept can mean the difference between keeping your audience with you and losing them to the "death by PowerPoint" peril. With the addition of 3D objects, morph transitions, and new flexibility with classic animation tools, you can craft a presentation that communicates beyond words. For example:

  • Keep the audience focused on the list item you're talking about while ensuring that the entire list is available for context
  • Animate a complex diagram or chart to clarify its message by appearing component by component
  • Employing audio and video with objects to demonstrate an engaging "how-to"
  • When to incorporate a bit of fun into a presentation to recapture the audience's attention

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Marrying message and method to reach your audience
  • Supporting and not supplanting the presenter
  • Why venue is important to choose what will be animated
  • Basic animation
  • Using the animation timeline
  • Incorporating audio and video

Who Will Benefit

  • Anyone who delivers presentations or prepares presentations for others

Speaker Profile

Melissa Esquibel specializes in transforming those confused by technology into empowered users of their software tools. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with more than 30 years in business application technology, Melissa has a unique ability to make learning programs enjoyable AND valuable. Melissa's consulting career spans banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and insurance, which allows her to provide real-world examples and applications. She has enabled everyone from rocket scientists to real estate brokers to put the "productive" back in office productivity software. Melissa graduated summa cum laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Legal Studies.