I cringe inwardly when I hear people say I have to give a PowerPoint. Arrgh! You are giving a Presentation. Ideally, You are delivering an idea, a concept, a plan. The Presentation and PowerPoint are tools you are using not the end in themselves.
So in passing on some useful links on PowerPoint, I will start with some links on Presentation Technique:
- Blog by Presentation Zen author Garr Reynolds
- Seminar by Presentation Zen author Take 59 minutes and listen to this! An effective investment of the time.
- Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition
- slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
- Microsoft’s own gallery
- Commercial Sources:
If you do a lot of presentations the three commercial sources above have plug ins – that add tabs with search and download tools to the Word and PowerPoint ribbons at:
Also at Microsoft.com/Office are
- Presentation Templates – including slides to illustrate different metaphors, sample diagrams, timer slides and more.
- PowerPoint Help Articles
Your feedback is always welcome!