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A New Way to Use PowerPoint

Posted by Kristin Arnold on March 25, 2011

I recently attended a IMC-Arizona meeting where Robert Lane provided an amazing overview of a new way to use PowerPoint – that can absolutely revolutionize the way you look at presenting your ideas.

Using a series of hyperlinks, he recommends putting all your intellectual property into a series of powerpoint slideshows, and then allowing specific navigation strategies to let you go where you need to go.  Why is this important?

– Get a question from the audience, you can quickly locate the slide or slideshow that will support the answer to your question.

– Allows the audience to drive the program by seeing the “menu” of options (I talk about the use of a “splash page” in my book, Boring to Bravo, but Robert’s ideas is a splash page on steroids!).

– Enables you to give a presentation “on the fly” (not that we recommend you do this, but it does happen, from time to time!)

Most of all, it turns your slideshow from a linear train you can’t derail into a nimble story that can go anywhere!

I suggest you check out Robert’s free video series to see what I am talking about and let me know what you think!

Have a great weekend!