Hidden Gems in PowerPoint that Could Rock Your World


Director, BetterPresenting
Webinar Recording Details


Reward! For Attendees Only

Not only is this webinar free, you get paid to attend!

Everyone who attends this webinar will receive a free electronic copy of Rick Altman's book (with the coolest title of all) "Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck...and how you can make them better."

This book is the perfect complement to the webinar, as all of the hidden gems that Rick will uncover will be elaborated upon in his book.

Session Description
The problem with PowerPoint? It's too easy. Everybody can create slides in about an hour so nobody dives very deep. Here are a few deep dives to uncover features, functions, and shortcuts that you need to have in your toolbox.

One year at the Presentation Summit, we asked people a simple question: How much time did you spend learning PowerPoint? Almost everyone answered less than one hour, and a few people said 15 minutes. These same people went on to use the software for years, and in many cases, teach it to others. And we are surprised that PowerPoint is vilified and demonized?

This session fills up your toolkit with the things you should have learned long ago but never bothered to because the software is pretty easy to start using so that’s what you did: you just started using it. You use the blunt instrument of your own will and persistence, even though there are shortcuts, features, and hidden capabilities that would allow you to work so much quicker and so much more intelligently.

That’s what this hour will be all about. We’ll take hand to mouse, open up the interface, and present a collection of tools that you should never have to live without.
  • Your very own quick access toolbar
  • Just enough knowledge about templates and color schemes to stay sane
  • How the Selection and Visibility Pane can save your career
  • Hyperlinks in PowerPoint? You bet
  • Everything you never knew about cropping photos

About Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. He is the host of the Presentation Summit, now in its 16th season as the most prominent learning event for the presentation community.

Away from the conference, he regularly leads private presentation skills development workshops within organizations and is working on the fourth edition of the popular and provocatively-titled Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck, and how you can make them better.

Altman came to presentations through publishing and graphic design. He claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800). An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B…

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