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Slideshows are an intuitive way to share complex ideas with an audience, although they're dull and frustrating when poorly executed. Here are some tips to make your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations sing while avoiding common pitfalls.

It all starts with identifying what we're trying to achieve with the presentation. Is it informative, a showcase of data in an easy-to-understand medium? Or is it more of a pitch, something meant to persuade and convince an audience and lead them to a particular outcome?

It's here where the majority of these presentations go wrong with the inability to identify the talking points that best support our goal. Always start with a goal in mind: to entertain, to inform, or to share data in a way that's easy to understand. Use facts, figures, and images to support your conclusion while keeping structure in mind (Where are we now and where are we going?).

I've found that it's helpful to start with the ending. Once I know how to end a presentation, I know how best to get to that point. I start by identifying the takeaway---that one nugget that I want to implant before thanking everyone for their time---and I work in reverse to figure out how best to get there.

Your mileage, of course, may vary. But it's always going to be a good idea to put in the time in the beginning stages so that you aren't reworking large portions of the presentation later. And that starts with a defined goal.

A slideshow isn't supposed to include everything. It's an introduction to a topic, one that we can elaborate on with speech. Anything unnecessary is a distraction. It makes the presentation less visually appealing and less interesting, and it makes you look bad as a presenter.

This goes for text as well as images. There's nothing worse, in fact, than a series of slides where the presenter just reads them as they appear. Your audience is capable of reading, and chances are they'll be done with the slide, and browsing Reddit, long before you finish. Avoid putting the literal text on the screen, and your audience will thank you.

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Right off the bat, we're just going to come out and say that Papyrus and Comic Sans should be banned from all PowerPoint presentations, permanently. Beyond that, it's worth considering the typeface you're using and what it's saying about you, the presenter, and the presentation itself.

Consider choosing readability over aesthetics, and avoid fancy fonts that could prove to be more of a distraction than anything else. A good presentation needs two fonts: a serif and sans-serif. Use one for the headlines and one for body text, lists, and the like. Keep it simple. Veranda, Helvetica, Arial, and even Times New Roman are safe choices. Stick with the classics and it's hard to botch this one too badly.

There reaches a point where bullet points become less of a visual aid and more of a visual examination.

Bullet points should support the speaker, not overwhelm his audience. The best slides have little or no text at all, in fact. As a presenter, it's our job to talk through complex issues, but that doesn't mean that we need to highlight every talking point.

Instead, think about how you can break up large lists into three or four bullet points. Carefully consider whether you need to use more bullet points, or if you can combine multiple topics into a single point instead. And if you can't, remember that there's no one limiting the number of slides you can have in a presentation. It's always possible to break a list of 12 points down into three pages of four points each.

Animation, when used correctly, is a good idea. It breaks up slow-moving parts of a presentation and adds action to elements that require it. But it should be used judiciously.

Adding a transition that wipes left to right between every slide or that animates each bullet point in a list, for example, starts to grow taxing on those forced to endure the presentation. Viewers get bored quickly, and animations that are meant to highlight specific elements quickly become taxing.

That's not to say that you can't use animations and transitions, just that you need to pick your spots. Aim for no more than a handful of these transitions for each presentation. And use them in spots where they'll add to the demonstration, not detract from it.

Sometimes images tell a better story than text can. And as a presenter, your goal is to describe points in detail without making users do a lot of reading. In these cases, a well-designed visual, like a chart, might better convey the information you're trying to share.

The right image adds visual appeal and serves to break up longer, text-heavy sections of the presentation---but only if you're using the right images. A single high-quality image can make all the difference between a success and a dud when you're driving a specific point home.

When considering text, don't think solely in terms of bullet points and paragraphs. Tables, for example, are often unnecessary. Ask yourself whether you could present the same data in a bar or line chart instead.

Color is interesting. It evokes certain feelings and adds visual appeal to your presentation as a whole. Studies show that color also improves interest, comprehension, and retention. It should be a careful consideration, not an afterthought.

You don't have to be a graphic designer to use color well in a presentation. What I do is look for palettes I like, and then find ways to use them in the presentation. There are a number of tools for this, like Adobe Color , Coolors , and ColorHunt , just to name a few. After finding a palette you enjoy, consider how it works with the presentation you're about to give. Pastels, for example, evoke feelings of freedom and light, so they probably aren't the best choice when you're presenting quarterly earnings that missed the mark.

It's also worth mentioning that you don't need to use every color in the palette. Often, you can get by with just two or three, though you should really think through how they all work together and how readable they'll be when layered. A simple rule of thumb here is that contrast is your friend. Dark colors work well on light backgrounds, and light colors work best on dark backgrounds.

Spend some time in the Slide Sorter before you finish your presentation. By clicking the four squares at the bottom left of the presentation, you can take a look at multiple slides at once and consider how each works together. Alternatively, you can click "View" on the ribbon and select "Slide Sorter."

Are you presenting too much text at once? Move an image in. Could a series of slides benefit from a chart or summary before you move on to another point?

It's here that we have the opportunity to view the presentation from beyond the single-slide viewpoint and think in terms of how each slide fits, or if it fits at all. From this view, you can rearrange slides, add additional ones, or delete them entirely if you find that they don't advance the presentation.

The difference between a good presentation and a bad one is really all about preparation and execution. Those that respect the process and plan carefully---not only the presentation as a whole, but each slide within it---are the ones who will succeed.

This brings me to my last (half) point: When in doubt, just buy a template and use it. You can find these all over the web, though Creative Market and GraphicRiver are probably the two most popular marketplaces for this kind of thing. Not all of us are blessed with the skills needed to design and deliver an effective presentation. And while a pre-made PowerPoint template isn't going to make you a better presenter, it will ease the anxiety of creating a visually appealing slide deck.


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I was sitting across the table from a Silicon Valley CEO who had pioneered a technology that touches many of our lives — the flash memory that stores data on smartphones, digital cameras, and computers. He was a frequent guest on CNBC and had been delivering business presentations for at least 20 years before we met. And yet, the CEO wanted to sharpen his public speaking skills.

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Do you want your slides to advance automatically so you can focus on delivering the message of your presentation? If so, you can make Google Slides play automatically without the need to click manually to advance to the next slide.

Whether you're presenting locally or publishing your presentation to the web, we'll show you how to make Google Slides play automatically.

How to Make Google Slides Play Automatically When Presenting Locally

Google Slides is packed with features to enhance your presentations , and Autoplay is a standout. When you set up Autoplay, Google Slides automatically plays your presentation without you having to intervene. You can set up Google Slides Autoplay by following these steps:

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And that's it! Google Slides will play the presentation and automatically move to the next slide after the chosen time delay. For instance, if you choose five seconds, the slide will advance automatically after every five seconds until it reaches the end of the presentation.

How to Make Google Slide Play Automatically When Publishing to the Web

Google Slides' publish-to-web feature allows you to share your presentation on the internet. You can either grab a link and share it with your audience or embed your presentation in a website. If you choose Embed, you can configure the slide size and the time delay between each slide. If you choose Link, you can only configure the time delay between slides.

If you want the presentation you're publishing to the web to play automatically, follow these instructions:

  • Choose Link or Embed , depending on your needs.

After publishing the presentation, copy and share the generated URL with your audience. Whenever someone clicks the URL, the presentation will start automatically.

How to Auto-Advance Videos in Google Slide Presentation

By default, Google Slides does not automatically play the videos embedded in a slide. You will have to manually play the videos when the slide appears during the presentation. However, you can configure Google Slides to play videos automatically. Here's how:

  • Click the layout that contains the video you want to play automatically.

Now, play the slideshow, and you will see that the video will automatically play when its slide appears during the presentation.

How to Loop Your Google Slide Presentation

You can also configure Google Slides to play your presentation in a loop . This means that when your presentation ends, Google Slides will automatically start it from the beginning.

To do this when presenting locally, click the Slideshow button in the top-right corner. Then, click the three dots in the bottom-left corner, hover over Auto-play , and choose Loop .

After that, click Play . The presentation will keep playing in a loop until you manually stop it by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard.

To loop your presentation when publishing to the web, click File in the top-left corner, hover over Share , and choose Publish to web . Then, check the Restart the slideshow after the last slide box.

After that, click Publish . Whenever someone clicks the presentation link, it will keep playing until they manually stop it. If you've embedded the slideshow on a website, it will keep playing the slides until the user manually pauses it.

Use Google Slides' Autoplay to Create Engaging Presentations

Google Slides' Autoplay feature can help you create engaging and informative presentations. You can use this feature to play your presentation automatically, both locally and when publishing it to the web.

While Autoplay is a boon for many scenarios, remember to use it sparingly. Over-automation might detract from the personal touch that makes presentations memorable.

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Do you want to have your data in a slide show? If you have Microsoft 365, you can use PowerPoint! PowerPoint is a program that's part of the Microsoft Office suite (which you have to pay for) and is available for both Windows and Mac computers. This wikiHow teaches you how to create your own Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on a computer.

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  • Templates make it easy to create vibrant presentations no matter your skill level.
  • When adding photos, you can adjust their sizes by clicking and dragging in or out from their corners.
  • You can add animated transitions between slides or to individual elements like bullet points and blocks of text.

Step 1 Open PowerPoint.

  • If you don't have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you can use the website instead of the desktop app. Go to to use the website version.
  • You can also use the mobile app to make presentations, though it's easier to do this on a computer, which has a larger screen, a mouse, and a keyboard.

Step 2 Select a template.

  • If you don't want to use a template, just click the Blank option in the upper-left side of the page and skip to the next part.

Step 3 Select a theme if possible.

  • Skip this step if your selected template has no themes available.

Step 4 Click Create.

  • If you're creating a PowerPoint presentation for which an elaborate title slide has been requested, ignore this step.

Step 2 Add a title.

  • You can change the font and size of text used from the Home tab that's in the orange ribbon at the top of the window.

Step 3 Add the subtitle.

  • You can also just leave this box blank if you like.

Step 4 Rearrange the title text boxes.

  • You can also click and drag in or out one of a text box's corners to shrink or enlarge the text box.

Step 1 Click the Insert tab.

  • On a Mac, you'll click the Home tab instead. [1] X Research source

Step 2 Click New Slide ▼.

  • Clicking the white slide-shaped box above this option will result in a new text slide being inserted.

Step 3 Select a type of slide.

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  • Section Header
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  • Content with Caption
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Step 4 Add any other slides that you think you'll need.

  • Naturally, the title slide should be the first slide in your presentation, meaning that it should be the top slide in the left-hand column.

Step 1 Select a slide.

  • Skip this step and the next two steps if your selected slide uses a template that doesn't have text boxes in it.

Step 3 Add text to the slide.

  • Text boxes in PowerPoint will automatically format the bulk of your text for you (e.g., adding bullet points) based on the context of the content itself.
  • You can add notes that the Presentation will not include (but you'll still be able to see them on your screen) by clicking Notes at the bottom of the slide.

Step 4 Format the slide's text.

  • You can change the font of the selected text by clicking the current font's name and then clicking your preferred font.
  • If you want to change the size of the text, click the numbered drop-down box and then click a larger or smaller number based on whether you want to enlarge or shrink the text.
  • You can also change the color, bolding, italicization, underlining, and so on from here.

Step 5 Add photos to the slide.

  • Photos in particular can be enlarged or shrunk by clicking and dragging out or in one of their corners.

Step 7 Repeat this for each slide in your presentation.

  • Remember to keep slides uncluttered and relatively free of distractions. It's best to keep the amount of text per slide to around 33 words or less. [2] X Research source

Step 1 Select a slide.

  • Slide content will animate in the order in which you assign transitions. For example, if you animate a photo on the slide and then animate the title, the photo will appear before the title.
  • Make your slideshow progress automatically by setting the speed of every transition to align with your speech as well as setting each slide to Advance . [3] X Trustworthy Source Microsoft Support Technical support and product information from Microsoft. Go to source

Step 1 Review your PowerPoint.

  • If you need to exit the presentation, press Esc .

Step 5 Make any necessary changes before proceeding.

  • Windows - Click File , click Save , double-click This PC , select a save location, enter a name for your presentation, and click Save .
  • Mac - Click File , click Save As... , enter the presentation's name in the "Save As" field, select a save location by clicking the "Where" box and clicking a folder, and click Save .

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How to Make Text Superscript and Subscript in PowerPoint [3 Easy Ways]

In this guide, we address the common frustration of locating superscript and subscript text formatting options in PowerPoint when time is of the essence. We present three straightforward methods to ensure easy access to these essential tools, simplifying text formatting and alleviating the stress of hunting for those elusive buttons during crucial moments in your presentations.

Part1 Understanding Superscript and Subscript

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Superscript and subscript are two types of text formatting that allow you to raise or lower text relative to the baseline. This can be useful for a variety of purposes, such as:

Denoting mathematical symbols and equations

For example, the equation E=mc^2 uses superscript to indicate that the speed of light, c, is squared.

Indicating chemical compounds and isotopes: 

For example, the chemical formula for water is H2O, with the 2-subscript indicating that there are two hydrogen atoms per water molecule.

Citing sources

For example, a footnote might use superscript to indicate the number of the source being cited.

Highlighting key terms or concepts

For example, you might use superscript to highlight a new term that you're introducing in your text.

Here are some real-world examples of superscript and subscript:

Mathematical equation:  E=mc^2

Chemical compound:  H2O

Citation:  1

Key term:  21st century

Method 1: Using keyboard shortcuts

Step 1: Select the text you want to superscript or subscript.

Step 2: Press Ctrl+Shift++ for superscript or Ctrl+= for subscript.

Step 2: Press Command+Shift++ for superscript or Command+= for subscript.

To superscript the number 2 in the equation E=mc^2, you would:

Step 1: Select the number 2.

Step 2: Press Ctrl+Shift++ (Windows) or Command+Shift++ (Mac).

The number 2 would then appear above the baseline, as follows:

Ways to insert Subscript and Superscript.

Method 2: Using the Home tab

Step 2 : Click the Home tab.

Step 3: In the Font group, click the Superscript or Subscript button.

Select Superscript or Subscript.

Step 2: Click the Home tab.

Step 3: In the Font group, click the Superscript button.

Method 3: Using the Quick Access Toolbar

You can add the Superscript and Subscript buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar for easy access. To do this:

Step 1: Right-click on the Quick Access Toolbar and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.

Step 2: In the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dialog box, scroll down to the All-Commands section and find the Superscript and Subscript commands.

 find the Superscript and Subscript commands.

Step 3: Click the Add button to add each command to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Step 4: Click OK to save your changes.

Once you've added the Superscript and Subscript buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar, you can use them to superscript or subscript text by simply selecting the text and clicking the appropriate button.

Comparing different methods

All three methods of superscripting and subscripting text are effective, but the keyboard shortcuts are the fastest and most convenient. If you use superscript and subscript text frequently, it's worth memorizing the keyboard shortcuts.

Changing the size of superscript and subscript

By default, superscript and subscript text is smaller than regular text. However, you can change the size of superscript and subscript text using the following steps:

Step 1 : Select the superscript or subscript text.

Step 2: Right-click and select Font.

Select Font.

Step 3: In the Font dialog box, click the Font Size drop-down list and select the desired size.

Superscript and subscript are two useful text formatting features that can be used for a variety of purposes. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily superscript or subscript text in PowerPoint using any of the three methods described.

Part2 Using WPS Office to Superscript and Subscript

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WPS Office is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office. It includes three main components: WPS Writer (word processing), WPS Spreadsheet (spreadsheets), and WPS Presentation (presentations).

WPS Office offers a number of features and benefits, including:

Compatibility with Microsoft Office: WPS Office files can be opened and edited in Microsoft Office, and vice versa. This makes it easy to collaborate with others who use Microsoft Office.

Free and open-source: WPS Office is free to use and download, and its source code is open source. This means that the software is constantly being improved by a community of developers.

Lightweight and fast: WPS Office is a lightweight and fast office suite. It loads quickly and runs smoothly on even older computers.

Wide range of features: WPS Office offers a wide range of features that are comparable to Microsoft Office. For example, WPS Writer includes all of the features that you need to create professional-looking documents, including mail merge, tables, and charts.

To Make Text Superscript and Subscript in WPS Office PPT:

You can use any of the three methods described above to superscript or subscript text in WPS Office PPT. However, the keyboard shortcuts are the fastest and most convenient.

Using keyboard shortcuts

Example: To superscript the number 2 in the equation E=mc^2, you would:

You can also use the Home tab or the Quick Access Toolbar to superscript or subscript text in WPS Office PPT. The steps are the same as those described above for Microsoft PowerPoint.

Real-world example

A real-world example of superscript and subscript in a presentation would be to use it to indicate chemical formulas. For example, you might have a presentation on the chemistry of water, and you would want to use superscript to indicate the chemical formula for water, which is H2O.

To do this, you would simply select the number 2 and press Ctrl+Shift++ (Windows) or Command+Shift++ (Mac). The number 2 would then appear above the baseline, indicating that it is a subscript.

You can use superscript and subscript in WPS Office PPT to highlight any important information in your presentation. This can make your presentation more visually appealing and easier to understand for your audience.

Sure, here is a more casual version of the instructions for downloading WPS Office:

How to get WPS Office

Step 1: Go to the WPS Office website:

 WPS Office website.

Step 2: Click the big green Free Download button

 Free Download button.

Step 3: Choose the platform you want WPS Office for (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS)

Step 4 : Click the Download button.

Step 5: Once the download is done, open the installer and follow the on-screen prompts

Here are a few more tips:

If you're downloading WPS Office for Windows, make sure your computer meets the system requirements. You can find those on the WPS Office website.

If you're downloading WPS Office for Mac, make sure you're running macOS 10.10 or later.

If you're downloading WPS Office for Linux, make sure you have a 64-bit Linux distribution.

You can also download WPS Office from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS).

Once you have WPS Office installed, you can start using it to create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. It's a great free alternative to Microsoft Office!

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Can I use superscript and subscript in PowerPoint Online?

Yes, you can use superscript and subscript in PowerPoint Online.

Using Toolbar:

Select text.

Click 'x²' for superscript or 'x₂' for subscript.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Superscript: Ctrl + Shift + + (Windows) or Command + Shift + + (Mac).

Subscript: Ctrl + = (Windows) or Command + = (Mac).

PowerPoint Online offers these basic text formatting options directly in your web browser.

How can I remove superscript or subscript formatting?

To remove superscript or subscript:

Click 'x²' or 'x₂' to toggle formatting.

Press the same shortcut used for formatting.

This will revert the text to regular formatting.

Is there a shortcut to toggle between superscript and subscript?

No, PowerPoint does not have a built-in shortcut to toggle between superscript and subscript. You'll need to reapply the formatting as needed.

Can I use superscript and subscript in PowerPoint Online on a mobile device?

Yes, you can. The toolbar and keyboard shortcuts work similarly on mobile devices. However, the exact steps may vary depending on the device and platform.

What is the maximum font size for superscript and subscript in PowerPoint?

The maximum font size for superscript and subscript may vary depending on the specific version of PowerPoint you're using. However, in most cases, it will be determined by the font size of the regular text.

This article offers three simple ways to apply superscript and subscript formatting in PowerPoint, making it easy to format text efficiently during presentations. It emphasizes the benefits of WPS Office, a free and compatible alternative to Microsoft Office. The guide also includes quick steps for downloading WPS Office and provides concise FAQs for using superscript and subscript effectively in PowerPoint.

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6 Tips for Making a Winning Business Presentation How to ensure your business plan will make an impact.

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  • The best business plans are tailored to their specific audience.
  • They're concise and clear.
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So you've looked over different types of business plans. Which one is best for you? Odds are that you'll need more than one variety. If you want to get maximum impact from your plan, you'll need to tailor it to address the particular needs of each potential audience. Here are some tips to make your presentation stand out from the pack.

Target your audience

The potential readers of a business plan are a varied bunch, ranging from bankers and venture capitalists to employees. Although this is a diverse group, it is also a finite one. Each type of reader does have certain typical interests. If you know these interests up front, you can consider them when preparing a plan for that particular audience.

Active venture capitalists see hundreds of plans in the course of a year. Most plans probably receive no more than a glance from a given venture capitalist before being rejected; others get just a cursory inspection. Even if your plan excites initial interest, it may receive only a few minutes of attention to begin with. It's essential, when courting these harried investors that you make the right impression fast.

The key is to emphasize a compelling, succinct summary and explanation of the primary business concept and not stint on the details about the impressive backgrounds of your management team. That said, make it concise and to the point. Remember, time is of the essence to venture capitalists and other investors. Bankers tend to be more formal than venture capitalists and more concerned with financial strength than with exciting concepts and impressive resumes. For these readers, you'll want to give extra attention to balance sheets and cash flow statements. Ensure they're fully detailed and come with notes to explain any anomalies or possible points of confusion.

Angel investors may not insist on seeing a plan at all, but your responsibilities as a businessperson require you to show them one anyway. For such an informal investor, prepare a less formal plan. Rather than going for impressive bulk, seek brevity. An angel investor used to playing her hunches might be put off by an imposing plan rather than impressed with your thoroughness. If you were thinking about becoming a partner in a firm, you'd no doubt be very concerned with the responsibilities you would have, the authority you would carry, and the ownership you would receive in the enterprise.

Naturally, anyone who is considering partnering with you is going to have similar concerns. So ensure that any plan presented to a potential partner deals comprehensively with the ownership structure and clearly spells out matters of control and accountability.

Customers looking at your business plan probably do so because they are contemplating building a long-term relationship with you. They will certainly be more concerned about your relationships with your other customers and, possibly, suppliers than most of your readers. So deal with these sections of your plan in greater depth, but you can be more concise in other areas. Customers rarely read a company's business plan, so you'll probably have your mini-plan available for these occasions.

Suppliers have many of the same concerns as customers, except they're in the other direction on the supply chain. They'll want, above all, to make sure you can pay your bills, so be sure to include adequate cash flow forecasts and other financial reports. Suppliers, who naturally would like their customers to order more and more, are likely to be quite interested in your growth.

If you can show you're growing a lot, you may be in a better position to negotiate terms with your suppliers. Like customers, most suppliers do not take the time to read lengthy business plans, so again, focus on the shorter version for such purposes. Strategic allies usually come to you for something specific—technology,

distribution, complementary customer sets, etc. So, any plan you show to a potential ally will stress this aspect of your operation. Sometimes potential strategic partners may also be potential competitors, so you may want to present your plan in stages, saving sensitive information such as financials and marketing strategies for later in the process when trust has been established.

Managers in your company use the plan primarily to remind themselves of objectives, keep strategies clear, and monitor company performance and market conditions. You'll want to stress such things as corporate mission and vision statements and analyses of current industry and economic factors. The most important part of a plan intended for management consumption is probably in the financials. You'll want to take special care to make it easy for managers to compare sales revenue, profitability, and other key financial measures against planned performance.

There's one caution to the plan-customization exercise. Limit your alterations from one plan to another to modifying the emphasis of the information you present. Don't show one set of numbers to a banker you're trying to borrow money from and another to a partner you're trying to lure on board. It's one thing to stress one aspect of your operation over another for presentation purposes and entirely another to distort the truth.

Proofread your plan

Just as fine dining locales offer finer sensory experiences than coffee shops or fast-food eateries, your presentation will differ from a working plan. A working plan should be free from major errors, but a presentation plan must be proofread carefully several times by several people so that it is definitely free of grammatical errors or typos. You also may find inconsistencies in a working plan that you need to address as you move forward with your business planning. These must not exist in a plan ready for presentation.

Include investments

If you are already invested in the stock market, bonds, or even more directly in other businesses, you should let this be clearly known in your business plan. This provides readers with:

  • an understanding that you are somewhat versed in matters of investing your level of risk tolerance based on your investments
  • your plans for growth, or ability to raise capital depending on your choices of investments

Investing indicates that you are planning ahead and looking to make profits through long-term growth, dividends, and other income-producing investment

vehicles. Personal and business investments are essential to readers as they paint a picture of how you will handle financing.

Consider a modular plan

Instead of writing a whole new plan for each audience, construct a modular plan with interchangeable sections. Pull out the resume section for internal use, for example, and plug it back in for presentation to an investor. A modular, mix-and-match plan saves time and effort while preserving flexibility. Many people do this with resumes: They have sections that they include or take out depending on the job for which they are applying.

It's also essential that a presentation plan be accurate. A mistake here could be construed as a misrepresentation by an unsympathetic outsider. At best, it will make you look less than careful. If the plan's summary describes a need for $40,000 in financing, but the cash flow projection shows $50,000 in financing during the first year, you might think, "Oops! Forgot to update that summary to show the new numbers." The investor you're asking to pony up the cash, however, is unlikely to be so charitable.

Think visually

From infographics to YouTube, we are embracing visuals and graphics as never before. Depending on your industry and the software you are using, it may be in your best interest to utilize graphics to enhance the presentation of any business plan.

If, for example, you are in the fashion, food, or design industry or you are creating a new product, your visual image will certainly be worth a thousand words. The key is to choose the best graphics and insert them appropriately—remember that any visual must fit into the plan. Don't overdo it. Consider the impact visuals have in marketing, where studies show that people are much more likely to remember any presentation or advertisement with visuals than those without.

"Not only does our brain process visual information so much more effectively than text, but visuals are also simply more persuasive, says Noah Parsons, a Silicon Valley product development veteran. "A 3M-sponsored study found that presenters who use visual aids are 43 percent more effective in getting people to do what they want."

He continues, "Imagine that you're trying to get funding for your business and that your presentation could be more effective if it presents data visually instead of with text. I'll bet that any entrepreneur would take advantage of that fact if they knew the statistics were that much in their favor."

You can also provide plan readers with information and even apps to look at what it is you are proposing. Having everyone in the room on the same page, literally, can allow them to utilize interactive features and help you display any new technology that factors into your business operations.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the talk now. You can find Artificial Intelligence presentations, articles, books, and other sources to learn about it. Ultimately, AI is no longer confined to a niche group of tech experts and intellectuals; it has become a widely discussed topic. When discussing what AI is all about or introducing a new AI functionality, it’s important to present it with the same innovative enthusiasm that surrounds the subject. That’s why in this article, we’ll delve into the topic of AI and provide tips on how to make your presentations on AI topics highly captivating and engaging.

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Why Artificial Intelligence presentation topics have become so popular

Artificial Intelligence excites us because it’s changing our world in big ways. From self-driving cars and virtual helpers to health checks, AI is everywhere in our daily lives. It’s pushing new ideas, making things more efficient, and helping in decision-making across many fields.

Businesses are leveraging AI to gain a competitive edge, healthcare professionals are harnessing it to save lives, and educators are using it to enhance learning experiences. As a result, AI has become a hot topic in boardrooms, labs, and classrooms worldwide.

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) lets computers perform tasks typically requiring human cognitive abilities. This includes understanding language, spotting trends, tackling problems, and making smart choices. AI achieves this by analyzing extensive datasets and using intelligent algorithms. 

Here are some examples of AI you may encounter on a day-to-day basis:

Delivery robots

AI-driven delivery robots have become increasingly common, like those from Serve Robotics in the US to bring online orders to customers’ doors. These robots rely on AI to navigate streets and sidewalks, avoid obstacles, and ensure they deliver orders on time.

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AI has entered the realm of video production, allowing for polished voiceovers. Many have noticed on social media that AI can turn written words into lifelike speech, improving videos without relying on human narrators.

Virtual assistants

Virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa exemplify AI’s role in daily life. They understand and respond to natural language commands, assisting users with tasks such as setting reminders, answering questions, and controlling smart devices.

Healthcare diagnostics

AI is crucial in healthcare as it helps analyze medical visuals such as X-rays and MRIs, spotting diseases early on. It also helps doctors by sifting through vast amounts of patient information to guide treatment choices.

AI customer service

Have you ever tried to contact a company and encountered a pop-up typing robot in the corner of your screen? This is likely one of the AI forms that many of us have come across. AI customer service has revolutionized the way businesses deal with customer inquiries. 

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The practical uses of AI, like the examples shown above, come from processing large amounts of data and applying advanced algorithms, showing how AI can improve different parts of our daily lives.

What is an Artificial Intelligence presentation? 

An AI presentation aims to teach the audience about a part of AI that suits their field or interests. These presentations break down the confusing stuff about AI to make it easy for everyone to understand. They share helpful ideas, show real-life examples, and explain how AI is changing different areas. With high-quality images, engaging structure, and useful examples, AI presentations help people see why AI is important and how it can be useful. They encourage people to talk about AI and understand what it’s all about.

Creating an engaging Artificial Intelligence presentation

If you’re planning to create a presentation on AI, follow these steps: 

Choose an AI topic

Choosing the right AI topic is your first step. Think of it as setting the stage for your Artificial Intelligence presentation. Here’s how to navigate this:

  • Audience relevance: Your chosen topic should resonate with your audience. Consider their interests, needs, and expectations. If you’re presenting to a healthcare audience, delve into “Artificial Intelligence in healthcare.” For tech enthusiasts, explore “AI in emerging technologies.” The goal is to make your Artificial Intelligence presentation relatable and valuable to your specific audience.
  • Hot topics: AI is a vast field, so stay updated on the latest trends and hot-button issues. Ethical considerations, AI’s impact on the job market, and its role in shaping the future are all intriguing angles. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and explore uncharted territory.
  • Industry relevance: If you’re representing a particular industry, tailor your topic accordingly. For instance, if you’re in the finance sector, consider “AI in financial services.” Highlight how AI solutions are transforming and improving that specific field.

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Explore examples of Artificial Intelligence topics for presentations

  • AI in healthcare: You could explore how Artificial Intelligence transforms the healthcare industry, from medical diagnosis to drug discovery and patient care.
  • Ethical considerations in AI: Delve into the ethical challenges posed by AI, including issues related to bias, privacy, and job displacement.
  • AI and education: You could discuss how AI is revolutionizing education, from personalized learning experiences to automating administrative tasks in schools and universities.
  • AI in business: Explore how businesses are leveraging AI for tasks like data analysis, customer service, and process automation, leading to improved efficiency and decision-making.
  • AI in finance: You could examine the impact of AI on the financial sector, including algorithmic trading, fraud detection, and customer service in banking.
  • AI and autonomous vehicles: Discuss the role of AI in self-driving cars and its potential to revolutionize transportation.
  • Natural language processing (NLP): Dive into NLP and its applications, such as chatbots, sentiment analysis, and language translation.
  • AI in robotics: Explore how AI is driving advancements in robotics, leading to applications in manufacturing, healthcare, and more.
  • AI and creativity: You could discuss how AI is being used in creative fields like art, music, and literature, generating unique and innovative content.
  • The future of AI: Predict where AI is headed in the coming years, including its potential impact on society, jobs, and technology.

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3. Craft your presentation

Once you’ve chosen your Artificial Intelligence topic, it’s time to create the presentation. Make sure to follow these tips to craft a highly engaging story:

Engaging introduction

Your presentation should start with a bang. Hook your audience from the get-go with a compelling introduction. Share a fascinating AI-related fact, an attention-grabbing quote, or a relatable anecdote. Capture their curiosity right from the beginning.

Visual appeal

Remember that a picture is worth a thousand words. Utilize visuals such as graphs, charts, diagrams, and images to illustrate your key points. Visual aids not only enhance understanding but also keep your audience visually engaged. Make complex AI concepts visually digestible.

Real-world examples

Ground your Artificial Intelligence presentation in the real world by incorporating concrete examples and case studies. Share success stories where AI made a significant impact. Use these examples to demonstrate how AI isn’t just a theoretical concept but a practical solution that brings tangible benefits.

Relevance focus

In the vast landscape of AI, stay focused on what’s most relevant to your audience. Avoid overwhelming them with overly technical details. Instead, tailor your content to address the aspects that directly affect their lives or work. Explain how AI is a solution to real-world challenges.

Final thoughts

When wrapping up your presentation on Artificial Intelligence, aim to leave a lasting impression on your audience. Make sure they reflect on the insights you’ve shared. Here’s how to craft a memorable ending:

  • Highlight the essentials: Briefly go over the primary messages from your presentation. This strengthens the main ideas for your audience, making them more memorable.
  • Stimulate reflection: Prompt your audience with questions that make them think deeply about the content they’ve just heard. Aim for questions that promote discussion and challenge their viewpoints.
  • Present a future outlook: Describe what the future might hold with AI’s continued growth and its potential effects on our lives. Inspire your audience to look forward with excitement and wonder about the possibilities ahead.
  • End with an inspiring quote: Conclude your presentation with an inspiring quote related to AI or innovation. A well-chosen quote can leave a lasting impression and motivate your audience to explore AI further.
  • Call to action: Encourage your audience to take action. Whether it’s suggesting further reading, inviting questions, or proposing a challenge related to AI, give your audience a clear next step to engage with the topic.

Creating an AI presentation that resonates with your audience depends on these two key steps. By choosing the right topic and crafting your presentation thoughtfully, you’ll educate your audience in a captivating way, leaving them with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence. 

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Why choose Prezi for AI presentations?

When it comes to sharing the magic of AI with your audience, Prezi stands out for a handful of reasons. 

Captivating visuals

Imagine telling your AI story with a tool that weaves a dynamic, non-linear narrative. Prezi lets you craft visually stunning presentations that’ll impress your audience. Think of it as the key to making complex AI concepts not only understandable but also captivating.

Smooth transitions

Prezi’s zoomable canvas and cinematic transitions make the presentations even more engaging. You can seamlessly zoom in for detail and pan out for the big picture. This makes your presentation journey much more captivating to follow.

Templates to jumpstart creativity

Don’t want to start from scratch? No problem. There are plenty of customizable presentation templates to choose from. By creating your presentation from a template, you’ll save valuable time and effort. Also, you’ll be able to focus more on the content of your AI topic, making sure it comes across the way you intend it to. 

Storyboard for structure

Prezi’s storyboard function is an excellent choice for your AI presentation. Rather than having a block of slides, Prezi lets you lay out your topics visually. You might begin with AI’s history, move to its use in various sectors with real-life instances, and end with what’s next for AI. It helps you design an engaging and coherent narrative for your viewers.

Artificial Intelligence presentation example

Still, wondering how Prezi can boost your AI presentation game? Take a look at the following presentation AI presentation by David Vandegrift . This presentation offers an easy-to-follow history and definition of AI, presented in a way that leaves a memorable impression. You can use the outline of this presentation to spark creative ideas for your own Artificial Intelligence presentation.

Make your AI presentations more engaging with Prezi

AI has got our attention, and there’s already a sea of AI presentations out there. As you’re looking to create a presentation on an AI topic, remember to make sure it’s as engaging as the topic itself. With Prezi, you can weave a narrative that not only educates your audience about AI but also leaves them inspired by its boundless possibilities.

So embrace the AI wave, and spark curiosity for your audience. With Prezi, you’re not just delivering a presentation; you’re crafting an experience that lingers long after the applause. Explore more presentation examples and start creating your own today!

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A google slides extension can make presentation software more accessible for blind users.

Screen readers, which convert digital text to audio, can make computers more accessible to many disabled users — including those who are blind, low vision or dyslexic. Yet slideshow software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides, isn’t designed to make screen reader output coherent. Such programs typically rely on Z-order — which follows the way objects are layered on a slide — when a screen reader navigates through the contents. Since the Z-order doesn’t adequately convey how a slide is laid out in two-dimensional space, slideshow software can be inaccessible to people with disabilities.

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has created A11yBoard for Google Slides, a browser extension and phone app that allows blind users to navigate through complex slide layouts and text. Combining a desktop computer with a mobile device, A11yBoard lets users work with audio, touch, gesture, speech recognition and search to understand where different objects are located on a slide and move these objects around to create rich layouts. For instance, a user can touch a textbox on the screen, and the screen reader will describe its color and position. Then, using a voice command, the user can shrink that textbox and left-align it with the slide’s title.

The team presented its research Oct. 25 at ASSETS 2023 in New York. A11yBoard is not yet available to the public.

“For a long time and even now, accessibility has often been thought of as, ‘We’re doing a good job if we enable blind folks to use modern products.’ Absolutely, that’s a priority,” said senior author Jacob O. Wobbrock , a UW professor in the Information School. “But that is only half of our aim, because that’s only letting blind folks use what others create. We want to empower people to create their own content, beyond a PowerPoint slide that’s just a title and a text box.”

A11yBoard for Google Slides builds on a line of research in Wobbrock’s lab exploring how blind users interact with “artboards” — digital canvases on which users work with objects such as textboxes, shapes, images and diagrams. Slideshow software relies on a series of these artboards. When lead author Zhuohao (Jerry) Zhan g , a UW doctoral student in the iSchool, joined Wobbrock’s lab, the two sought a solution to the accessibility flaws in creativity tools, like slideshow software. Drawing on earlier research from Wobbrock’s lab on the problems blind people have using artboards, Wobbrock and Zhang presented a prototype of A11yBoard in April. They then worked to create a solution that’s deployable through existing software, settling on a Google Slides extension.

For the current paper, the researchers worked with co-author Gene S-H Kim , an undergraduate at Stanford University, who is blind, to improve the interface. The team tested it with two other blind users, having them recreate slides. The testers both noted that A11yBoard greatly improved their ability to understand visual content and to create slides themselves without constant back-and-forth iterations with collaborators; they needed to involve a sighted assistant only at the end of the process.

The testers also highlighted spots for improvement: Remaining continuously aware of objects’ positions while trying to edit them still presented a challenge, and users were forced to do each action individually, such as aligning several visual groups from left to right, instead completing these repeated actions in batches. Because of how Google Slides functions, the app’s current version also does not allow users to undo or redo edits across different devices.

Ultimately, the researchers plan to release the app to the public. But first they plan to integrate a large language model, such as GPT, into the program.

“That will potentially help blind people author slides more efficiently, using natural language commands like, ‘Align these five boxes using their left edge,’” Zhang said. “Even as an accessibility researcher, I’m always amazed at how inaccessible these commonplace tools can be. So with A11yBoard we’ve set out to change that.”

This research was funded in part by the University of Washington’s Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (UW CREATE).

For more information, contact Zhang at [email protected] and Wobbrock at [email protected] .

This article was first published by UW News.

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