Episode 108: Five Tips to Using a Slide Show while Speaking

Oct 3, 2022

Are you a speaker who uses slideshows to present? There’s nothing wrong with that, but let me ask you this… would you still be able to communicate your message if something went wrong with the tech? I know it’s a scary thought, but it’s an unfortunate reality. If you didn’t have your PowerPoint, would you be confident enough to make it through your presentation? That’s what we’re going to discuss today, so stay tuned.
 
Your slideshow should enhance your message, not serve as a crutch. Today’s episode is all about how to use PowerPoint effectively so you can seamlessly move through your message with or without the slides.
 
  • Using PowerPoint and speaking (1:07)
  • 5 tips on how to effectively use PowerPoint (1:39)
  • Number 1: Knowing where to look (1:46)
  • Number 2: Announcing your slides (3:16)
  • Making use of imagery is number 3 (4:41)
  • The 4th one is a biggie (5:58)
  • Number 5 is the most important (8:03)
  • A recap of tips 1-5 (11:05)
 
Are you still considering using PowerPoint? Take a moment to consider whether it would enhance your message or detract from it. If you still plan to use PowerPoint, which of these 5 tips was most helpful? Let us know in the Take the Stage Facebook Group. It’s a great place to connect and get support and feedback.
 
I’d love it if y’all came to join the conversation in the Facebook group – Take the Stage Speakers and take a moment to share with us! If you aren’t on Facebook, find me on Instagram! I would love for you to share it with me.
 
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