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Tips to Create, Enhance and Deliver Your Business Presentations

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Successful Business Presentations

Successful Business Presentations

© Wendy Russell

Successful Business Presentations

So, your boss tells you that you are going to do the next presentation for the major client of the firm. You have never made a business presentation before and don't know where to start.

Here are some tips for creating, enhancing and delivering successful and effective business presentations.

Creating the Business Presentation

Business is all about selling -- a product, topic or concept. Plan your business presentation with care. When making a business presentation, the most important thing is to know your material. If you do not know everything about what you are selling, it is not likely that the audience will be buying.

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  • Take the Work Out of Creating a Business Presentation
    The AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint is designed primarily with business presentations in mind. Formatted content templates are already created in PowerPoint for just about every kind of business presentation. All you have to do is edit the content to slant it to your own topic. What could be easier?

  • Add Some Pizzazz to Your Presentation Using Hotspots
    Have you ever watched a business presentation and seen the presenter click on a portion of a graph and presto you are taken to the slide pertaining to just that aspect of the graph? The presenter clicked on an area of the graph called a hotspot, which linked to the relevant slide. This PowerPoint tutorial will show you how easy it is to do.

  • Web Style Business Presentations
    Web style PowerPoint presentations feature hyperlinks within the presentation to navigate to specific slides or even to websites (if you are connected to the internet). This feature is great for business presentations, as they can run unattended in kiosks and users can navigate the presentation to points of their interest, while you are busy with other clients.

  • Save Your Business Presentation as a Web Page
    Your business presentation might just impress your boss so much, that he wants to use it on the company web site. It is an easy matter to convert your PowerPoint business presentation into a web page, complete with all the sounds, animations and fancy fonts you used to make it so special.

  • Package a PowerPoint Presentation to View on Another Computer
    Packaging your business presentation makes it ready to view on any computer. Often the available computer for your presentation does not have PowerPoint installed.

Delivering the Business Presentation to an Audience

The first step is completed. Your wonderful presentation is created and ready for prime time. Drum roll please.

Equipment for Your Business Presentation

Most business presentations are made on a screen using a digital projector. If your company is in the market for a digital projector, read on.

  • 10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Digital Projector
    What good is a fabulous business presentation without the best digital projector to show it with? If your company has not already purchased a digital projector, here are 10 tips for you to make the best selection for your needs.

Printing PowerPoint Business Presentations

Printing is an important part of a business presentation. You may need printouts for yourself, complete with speaker notes, printouts to be used as handouts for the audience, or printouts for a co-worker to offer comments. Here are three tutorials on printing options in PowerPoint.

  • Different Printing Options for Your PowerPoint Presentation
    PowerPoint offers several printing options for your business presentation, including printing whole slides, notes for the speaker, an outline of the presentation, or printing handouts for the audience.

  • Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation to Word
    Why would you want to convert your business presentation to Word?
    Converting your business presentation to Word is a quick way to create a sample document for a business associate to proof read or edit your work. It is also, in my opinion, a faster way to print handouts for the audience. There are several options to choose from for the style of these handouts.

  • Hiding PowerPoint Background Images for Printing
    Often the background graphics that look so good onscreen during the business presentation, hinder the readability of the slides on the handouts. It is a simple matter to hide the background graphics when printing your presentation.

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