Pimp your PowerPoint presentation in these quick and easy steps

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In the wise words of Steven Pinker, linguist and author: “If anything, PowerPoint, if used well, would ideally reflect the way we think.”

Whether it’s adding colour to a business proposal, illustrating new research or just organising your thoughts, PowerPoint is the go-to tool for communicating ideas in the world of business.

As such, it’s likely that we will all encounter Microsoft PowerPoint at some point in our professional careers.

That said, it is sometimes a frustrating tool, which often feels like time taken away from ‘real work’. Even worse, when put together poorly, a PowerPoint presentation could alienate and bore your audience.

In an ideal world, you want your presentations to be eye-catching, informative and relatively easy to create and deliver. PowerPoint should synthesise your points into an engaging presentation and not detract, or distract, from them.

Fortunately, there are some tricks to achieving this. Don’t you think it’s time to stop worrying whether a link will embed or an animation come to life? It’s not all about transition effects you know…

Continue on the next page to get started on the road to PowerPoint pimping power.

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