Presentation Essentials - Beyond Slide Design

What to do BESIDES creating your slide show.
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Instructed by Mr. Diarmuid Truax Business / Other
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This course was designed to primarily provide tips beyond slide design. Speakers often spend hours preparing their slides and then encounter problems when they present because of basic but important computer settings, projector settings or improper connections to projectors.

This short course will take less than an hour and will cover these important settings as well as a few slide building tips related to a smooth presentation rather than graphic design tips. The course has been designed for anyone who has to give a presentation and wants to make sure to cover some of the basics to ensure no technical slip-ups occur.

Topics include:

  • Know your connections
  • Know these computer settings
  • Know these projector settings
  • Know these design tips

What are the requirements?

  • You should already know the absolute basics about how to create a slide show presentation.
  • You should have PowerPoint or Keynote installed on your computer.
  • You should have access to a projector to test your skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Present a PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentation with confidence
  • Connect a computer to projector and adjust presentation settings
  • Prepare a backup plan

Who is the target audience?

  • Speakers who have had trouble with presentation settings
  • Speakers who are nervous about making sure they can connect to projectors
  • Speakers who want basic prevention and troubleshooting tips

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to Presentation Essentials
Section 2: Know your computer settings
Understanding the difference between mirrored mode and extended screen mode
Setting your Mac to extended screen mode
Setting your PC to extended screen mode (Windows 7)
Section 3: Know your software settings
Setting up PowerPoint for presenter view (PPT 2010 and 2013)
Setting up Keynote for presenter view
Section 4: Know your connections
Picking the right cable adapter
Section 5: Understand how to use presentation remotes
Using presentation remotes
Section 6: Backup plans and basic design tips
A few thoughts on slide design
Creating a backup plan

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Diarmuid Truax, Speaker, Expert Presentation Consultant

For almost 19 years I have worked with attorneys in high-stakes, high-dollar litigation. I consult teams on the best way to visually present evidence to judges and juries. I also make sure everything "works" in the courtroom when it comes time to present. In these high-stress scenarios its critical that everything works.  

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