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Microsoft Powerpoint now resides on virtually every PC (and an ever growing number of Macs). It comes with templates and wizards that do their best to ensure that everything you create looks exactly the same as everyone else's...
To be fair this also makes it very easy to stick to a corporate style and layout which is something most organisations strive to achieve.
To get the best from the package you really need to think about your own template
You need a distinctive design with a layout appropriate to your content.
You need the right colours, the right fonts and the right graphics scaled appropriately for your display.
Navigation must be appropriate but need not be completely
linear - hyperlinked menus and a home button on every screen let you jump
around the presentation as required.
With a logical approach to navigation you can tailor your presentation on the fly and prevent having to rapidly click through any sections that on the day seem less relevant than you first thought.
Original template design layout (colours, fonts, font size, background graphics etc.)
Transitions and animation's - these should be used with restraint to enhance the presentation rather than to distract the audience
Photographic images and Illustrations - support your text with the right images optimised for your display
Extras - Powerpoint can support lots of external elements, you can add custom animations, video, sound, web links and much more
Design and build your entire presentation from scratch
Create a bespoke template around which you can build your own presentation
Take your existing presentation and give it a professional polish
Scan, edit and optimise your photos - or train you how to do it yourself (click here for some tips)
Bespoke animation - including embedded
flash or animated gif images
Custom clipart design
Convert your logo into a true type font
Full conference AV production & support
Advice on presenting & projection
Converting a powerpoint file into a screensaver