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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


logic: of presentations

logic 1: presentation structure ] logic 2: tri-pane view ] logic 3: move text fast ] logic 4: edit text ruthlessly ] logic 5: notes pane ] logic 6: visual clarity ] logic 7: powerpoint layouts ] logic 8: slide masters ] logic 9: slide grid and guides ] logic 10: ribbon logic ] logic 11: animate with confidence ] [ logic 12: present with confidence ] logic 13: the ending ] logic14: get powerpoint help ] logic 15: annoying prompts (new) ]


12. Presenting

logic: simple tips to help you present with confidence

Presenting to a live audience can be daunting. However, follow some simple rules and you will present more effectively.


1.      Simply deliver your story

When it is time to present, give it to your audience. Talk through the story and click your mouse to bring points in as you need them.

2.      Do not talk about your slides, or your graphs, or your pictures

Don’t refer to objects on your slides unless you really need to. You sometimes hear people giving presentations saying: “this slide is about”, or this picture or graph shows”. This is not delivering your story. When we remember about Audience Centred Logic, remember that your audience will know what a slide is or what a graph is.

3.      Do not look at your presentation on the large screen

If you set your laptop or screen in front of you, you can watch your presentation without looking behind you at the large screen.

4.      Presenter View

If you really need help with seeing your slide notes while presenting, use the Presenter View feature. It may take some setting up, so follow this tutorial for more information.

powerpoint presenter view





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